The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications from veterinarians with an interest in veterinary nursing/technology education for a full-time, 12-month position as a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Administration beginning in January 2022. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, a veterinary license or eligibility to become licensed in Indiana, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong interest in teaching veterinary nursing students. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in online teaching as well as hands-on experience working with both large and small animal species.
The responsibilities of this position primarily involve teaching, course creation, and facilitating course content updates in the Veterinary Nursing Program. This individual may be assigned as instructor-of-record and/or course instructor as appropriate. The successful candidate will spend approximately 50% of their time working in our online Veterinary Distance Learning Program (VNDL) teaching small and/or large animal focused courses as well as aiding in the continual updating of all VNDL courses insuring that the course material reflects current scientific knowledge and is congruent with course goals. The other 50% of their time will be working with our on-campus Veterinary Nursing Program (VNRS) teaching the Veterinary Technology Senior Project course, instructing and/or providing laboratory assistance for various live animal laboratories and the problem-based Integrations course, participating in PVM engagement activities that benefit both the DVM and VN programs, and various administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Veterinary Nursing Program Director.
The Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program is consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation and affords the successful candidate a rare opportunity to engage and teach in a high quality academic setting. Perhaps the most significant benefit of this position is the opportunity to collaborate and join a team composed of some of the most talented, passionate, and experienced faculty and staff members in the field of veterinary nursing.
The strategic plan of the PVM emphasizes the importance of excellence and innovation in veterinary education that results in the graduation of career-ready veterinary nurses. Instruction via online learning and mentorship courses are important curricular components that contribute to achievement of this goal.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but evaluation of applications will begin October 25, 2021. Applicants should send a cover letter including a statement of professional goals and a diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references via https://careers.purdue.edu/ - Requisition ID 16546. A background check is required for employment in this position.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities with its flagship campus located in West Lafayette, Indiana, between Chicago and Indianapolis. The West Lafayette campus offers a full range of academic majors, enrolls more than 38,000 students and employs more than 10,000 faculty and staff. Purdue University is known for excellence in learning, discovery and engagement in STEM disciplines. The University, which is a member of the Big Ten Conference, and the cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette form a vibrant community with many educational and cultural events, festivals and sporting events throughout the year. The community is ranked #2 on Forbes’ List of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in the U.S. The proximity to Chicago and Indianapolis further expand the opportunities for enriching entertainment and activities.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of 12 colleges in the University. Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) seeks to globally advance animal health and welfare and human health through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. PVM pursues this mission as the leading veterinary college for the comprehensive educatio...n of the veterinary team and for discovery and engagement in selected areas of veterinary and comparative biomedical sciences. PVM is one of only four U.S. veterinary colleges with both a veterinary nursing program and a DVM program. The Purdue Veterinary Hospital (PVH) serves as the clinical learning environment for Veterinary Nursing and DVM students and supports clinical studies of faculty involved in applied research. The PVH offers top-quality services in most of the veterinary specialties, and has achieved an outstanding reputation for delivering those services with excellence and compassion.
PVM also has a strong emphasis on scientific discovery, with signature research programs in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology; cancer; neuroscience; orthopedics and tissue engineering; and animal welfare science and the human-animal bond. In addition, PVM is committed to achieving the strategic goal of providing service and knowledge that impact our global society with an emphasis on diversity initiatives, international programs, K-12 outreach programs and community service. In all areas, PVM’s dedicated faculty, staff and students work collaboratively to achieve the College’s goals with a strong sense of community, collegiality, and inclusion.