Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (100%, 12 month) Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Primary Care. The successful candidate will take over leadership of an established primary care service with two ABVP board-certified clinicians and three veterinary nurses, two of whom are VTS-certified (AVTCP – canine/feline).  The primary care service has an average case load of 3,000 visits per year, of which about 20% involve exotic species (small mammals, avian, reptile, amphibian, and fish). In addition, the primary care service performs routine dentistry procedures with an average case load of 300 per year. The primary care service has the support of, and access to, all the resources of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital, an on-site clinical pathology laboratory, and the Indiana State Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.  The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development, including an active formal faculty mentoring program.


Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed veterinarian in Indiana, and a minimum of 4 years of primary care practice. All faculty in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences must be board-certified by an AVMA recognized specialty (i.e. American Board of Veterinary Practice [ABVP]), so interested candidates that are not board-certified will be expected to and supported in obtaining board certification within six years of employment.

General Information

Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors. It is located in Tippecanoe County, which consists of more than 195,000 residents and includes both West Lafayette and Lafayette, Indiana. Situated conveniently between Indianapolis and Chicago, it is a community that includes over 40 parks and trails, high-tech corporations, affordable housing, and numerous opportunities for shopping, dining, arts, and festivals.


Candidates must be able to provide outstanding clinical service, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, take a leadership role in the primary care service focusing on effective and efficient customer service, and be willing to work collaboratively with other faculty while effectively engaging with students and staff. Responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM and veterinary nursing students. Candidates will have a clinical commitment to the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital of approximately 70%. Exotic pet emergency call is shared with the other two primary care clinicians. Candidates must either have excellent teaching skills or demonstrate a sincere interest in developing strong teaching skills. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate in clinical research projects to support the discovery activities of the PVM. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work, PVM sponsored programs, and delivery of continuing education programs, is expected. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.

College and Department

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, and support of the College and Departmental strategic plans are essential. 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. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine/Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 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 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.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals, including teaching philosophy; Diversity and Inclusion Statement; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link:

Equal Opportunity

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