Faculty Position in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) Assistant or Associate Professor position in Veterinary Ophthalmology. The position will be tenure-track or clinical-track depending on candidate qualifications and desires. The successful candidate will join an established ophthalmology team consisting of a board certified ophthalmologist, two full-time veterinary ophthalmology technicians, and two ophthalmology residents. The successful candidate will have access to a state-of-the-art operating microscope, two phacoemulsification units, anterior and posterior segment digital photography equipment (including an infrared camera), diode and CO2 lasers, electro-diagnostic equipment, ocular ultrasonography equipment (high resolution and ultrasound biomicroscopy units), and an on-site CT and MRI. The caseload is comprised predominantly of small animal and equine cases with additional food animal and exotic cases. In 2018 the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital achieved a #1 Overall Hospital Rating in the CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey. The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place and mentorship of junior faculty members is a high priority.

The candidate will actively participate in the learning, discovery and engagement activities of the PVM and the VCS department. Important activities include: Teaching/Learning: Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary technology curricula, clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and participation in training house officers. Clinical Service: Providing clinical service to both large and small animal patients of the VTH (50% time commitment for tenure track positions and 70% time commitment for clinical track positions); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with referring veterinarians. Discovery: All faculty are expected to collaborate on clinical research projects. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop an independent research program. Research that complements the interests and strength of current faculty interests is ideal but can also be tailored to the candidate’s specific background and interests. Opportunities for collaboration exist in the areas of animal welfare, infectious disease, immunology, neuroscience, and oncology. Strong internal grant programs are available to support faculty and resident research. Faculty also participate in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD). Service and Engagement: participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs and other appropriate activities.

Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service, teaching, and building a collaborative or independent research program. Candidates with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are favored for a tenure track position. Candidates must possess excellent surgical and diagnostic skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and house officers. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana within easy driving distance of both Indianapolis and Chicago. Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 41,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees. The community is very affordable and a pleasant place to live with easy commutes, an active community with great biking and running clubs, and some of the top public schools in the nation.

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College and Department strategic plans (http://purduevetmed.freeflowdp.com/purduevetmed/9361875872484583?pg=1#pg1) are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.

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 faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals including their preference for clinical or tenure track position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three professional references to: Ms. Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: bowman46@purdue.edu.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Sally Henry