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Job ID: 113169

Veterinary Parasitologist
Purdue University

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2018
Title Veterinary Parasitologist
University Purdue University
Department Comparative Pathobiology
Application Deadline Dec. 7, 2018
Position Start Date Negotiable
  • West Lafayette, IN
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pathology/Pathobiology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Tenure-track Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Comparative Pathobiology ( invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track position in Veterinary Parasitology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in host-parasite interactions, to teach veterinary parasitology in the D.V.M. program, and to assist the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory personnel in parasitology diagnostics. Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) and/or Ph.D. in parasitology or related field.

Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental and College strategic plans (, and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 36 faculty members and approximately 45 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, molecular genetics, vaccine development, parasitology, pathology, cancer, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, human-animal interactions, and animal welfare. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine, providing expertise and facilities to support preclinical & translational biomedical investigations. In addition, Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D) and other academic departments and centers.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to . Review of applications will start September 12, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Suresh K. Mittal, Chair of the search committee ( A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology are 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 past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. The College and the department value, nurture and respect all members of its community, and ensure 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.

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Contact Information

  • Julie Lewellen
    Comparative Pathobiology
    Purdue University
    725 Harrison Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • 765-494-7543
  • 765-496-2627


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