The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (https://www.vet.purdue.edu/) invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/). We seek an individual with strong leadership skills and an internationally recognized record of scholarship and research, and the ability to guide the department of 36 faculty members in their continued development of excellence in learning, diagnostic engagement, and discovery. Departmental faculty members have expertise and research interests in pathology, microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, parasitology, epidemiology, public health, toxicology, the human-animal bond, and animal welfare science. The department has approximately 50 graduate students who participate with faculty members in multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research projects. The graduate program includes residency training in veterinary anatomic, avian, and clinical pathology and in laboratory animal medicine. Faculty members teach in the veterinary professional curriculum, the veterinary technology program, and the professional curriculum of the Indiana University School of Medicine at Lafayette.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine and offers research support laboratories in the Center for Comparative translational Research (CTR) (https://vet.purdue.edu/ctr/index.php). Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (http://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/); the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/); the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery (http://www.purdue.edu/research/pcdd/index.php); and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and other academic departments and centers. Purdue University’s recently established Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative provides additional opportunities, particularly in neurosciences and inflammation, immunology and infectious disease (http://www.purdue.edu/research/life-sciences/).
The successful candidate must have a DVM, and/or PhD degree, qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor and have a record of extramurally funded research. Candidates must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; administrative experience is desired. Commitment to the department missions of discovery, learning and engagement and promotion and implementation of the College’s strategic plan (https://vet.purdue.edu/about/strategic-plan.php) are essential. The department head must be dedicated to promoting the career development of others and to promoting an atmosphere of cultural diversity. The department head will work closely with the Director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (https://www.addl.purdue.edu), and must be aware and supportive of diagnostic activities. The department head serves on the College’s Senior Leadership Team.
The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Applications should include a statement of professional goals; a brief statement on leadership style; curriculum vitae; and names and addresses of four references, and should be sent as .pdf files to Ms. Gloria Powell (email@example.com). Applicants wishing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Laurie A. Jaeger, Chair of the search committee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.