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Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences

Department of Animal Sciences
West Lafayette, Indiana
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences


Position: Non-tenure track 9-month appointment with responsibilities for teaching and academic advising.


Responsibilities: This is an academic year appointment (9 months), with summer appointment possibilities, primarily focused on innovative instruction of undergraduate courses in the Department of Animal Sciences. A second responsibility will involve undergraduate career advising and mentorship of student organizations. The successful candidate is expected to develop extramural funding and have scholarship in teaching and learning focused on innovative instruction.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • On average, teach four (4) undergraduate courses per year.
  • Opportunities to generate additional summer salary via summer teaching exist.
  • Potential exits for teaching distance courses.
  • Improve teaching approaches and methodologies focused on the delivery of STEM education.
  • Provide international learning experience, perhaps through study abroad.
  • Engage in service and outreach responsibilities both within and outside of the Department.
  • Support the Department's academic programs through student mentoring and service.
  • Strive to diversify the undergraduate population through involvement in recruitment efforts.
  • Participate in undergraduate curriculum discussions and strategic planning for the Department.


The Department and College: The Department of Animal Sciences is housed in the Hobart and Russell Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences. The Department provides 90,000 ft2 of state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, extension, and research. Also connected to Creighton Hall is the Land O'Lakes, Inc. Center for Experiential Learning and Purina Pavilion, which provides an abattoir, meats, and sensory laboratories, and a 7,800 sq. ft. pavilion. The Department comprises 26 faculty, 28 professional staff, 708 undergraduate students, and 84 graduate students. In addition, animal research and teaching facilities for aquaculture, beef, dairy, poultry, sheep, and swine are located 11 miles from campus.


The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world's leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences, and ranked eighth in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments, including 302 faculty, 2,823 undergraduate students, and 689 graduate students. The College's current strategic plan can be accessed at Strategic Plan (


Resources at Purdue: Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University has various community and professional resources, such as Purdue’s Cultural and Resource Centers ( inclusion/about-us/departments.html), the Bindley Bioscience Center (, the Purdue Institute for a Sustainable
Future (, and the Integrative Data Science Initiative (, among others. In addition, Purdue University is close to natural parks and hiking trails.  


Rank and Salary: Clinical Assistant Professor. Academic Year (9-month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary exist. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences, or a closely related field, or a DVM. Demonstrated interest in, and capacity for teaching, and/or evidence of teaching competence is required.


Applications: Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement of the applicant's teaching and 4) mentoring philosophy, and 5) the names and contact information for three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference.

All materials must be combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via this site -


Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Therefore, candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests of activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution –


Purdue University, the College of Agriculture, and the Department of Animal Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.


A background check is required for employment in this position.


Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ron Lemenager (


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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