Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a Full-time (9-month) Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB).


Principal Duties:

  • Establishment of an extramurally funded independent research program in the area of antimicrobial resistance, bacterial pathogenesis, or microbiomics.
  • Teaching veterinary and graduate-level courses and mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. in bacteriology or a related field is required. Postdoctoral experience and a DVM or equivalent degree are highly desirable. Candidates who are applying for the position at the Associate Professor level must have a strong record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will have an excellent potential for developing an extramurally funded research program; professional work ethics; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; strong teaching and mentoring skills, commitment to diversity; and collegiality/ability to work with colleagues, co-workers, and staff. Position requires proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.


The College: The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine focuses on globally advancing animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement, as the leading veterinary college for the comprehensive education of the veterinary team and for discovery and engagement in selected areas of veterinary and comparative biomedical sciences. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has about 38 faculty members and 45 graduate students. Faculty have expertise and research interests in immunology, microbiology, virology, toxicology, parasitology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare science. https://www.purdue.edu/vet/cpb/


Commitment to Diversity: The Purdue University 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interest or activities, and /or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Application Procedure: To be considered further, each application must include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a summary of past research and future research plans, 3) a statement on teaching philosophy, 4) a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will start September 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date will be negotiable. A background check is required for employment in this position. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Suresh Mittal, Chair of the Search Committee, at mittal@purdue.edu.  To apply, please upload required documents by using apply now link:

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