The Veterinary Administration Department in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for Director of the Veterinary Nursing Program. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track or clinical-track faculty position. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are preferred for a tenure-track position.
The Program Director will lead the world-class veterinary nursing program and manage its operation, including the admissions process, curriculum oversight, outcomes assessment and budget, and oversee an administrative and teaching staff. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the program meets the accreditation requirements of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) and complying with all CVTEA reporting requirements. The Program Director serves as a member of the senior leadership of the veterinary college as well as a liaison with veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses and technologists, other veterinary technology programs, the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association. The Program Director is expected to participate in state and national activities that advance the status of the Program and the veterinary nursing profession. As a faculty member, the Program Director will be expected to demonstrate scholarship congruent with the goals of the Program and PVM. Teaching responsibilities will be assigned in an area of interest or expertise.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a DVM, VMD, or BVSc degree. Candidates should have experience in the veterinary profession through which they have gained a good understanding of the veterinary nursing/technology profession. Candidates should have a diverse skill set including excellent communication skills, team management skills, administrative skills, and leadership skills. The successful candidate should have a progressive and innovative attitude, the ability to create a positive work environment, and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administration to achieve program goals. They should promote a diverse and inclusive environment. The candidate should be organized and detail-oriented to successfully monitor compliance with accreditation requirements including submitting required reports. The candidate should have a basic understanding of finances and business management so that they may responsibly manage the program budget. Experience working and teaching in a veterinary nursing program is preferred.
The College: PVM is unique in offering on-campus Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and a distance learning Associate of Applied Science degree program in veterinary nursing within a college of veterinary medicine. The on-campus veterinary nursing students rotate through all areas of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), a primary care and referral hospital, where they are supervised by credentialed veterinary nursing staff, veterinary technician specialists, and board-certified veterinary specialists. Our veterinary nursing graduates have consistently high pass rates on the national licensing examination (VTNE) and high job placement rates with many going on to become leaders in the profession.
Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, IN, Tippecanoe County (pop. 170,000), is within easy access to both Indianapolis and Chicago. The Lafayette-West Lafayette area boasts a diversified economy with a large manufacturing base, excellent healthcare services, affordable housing, a thriving social scene, and a visionary riverfront development plan that make it an attractive area in which to live, work, and play. Small-city living and big-city entertainment and getaways in close proximity offer the best of both worlds.
Application Procedure: Applicants should provide 1) a letter of intent describing qualifications, career goals, and vision for the veterinary nursing program; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a single-page essay on how they will promote diversity and inclusion; and 4) contact information for four professional references via the provided link: https://careers.purdue.edu/ (search keyword veterinary).
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 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.
Commitment to the PVM strategic plan is essential (https://vet.purdue.edu/about/files/documents/purdue-veterinary-medicine-strategic-plan.pdf).
Application review will begin May 4, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Dr. Salisbury (765-494-9185 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 10175
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 Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) serves as the clinical learning environment for Veterinary Nursing and DVM students and supports clinical studies of faculty involved in applied research. The VTH 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.