Job Summary

We are seeking applicants for a new endowed professorship in toxicologic pathology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. This is a full-time (12-Month) Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Veterinary Pathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.

Principal Duties

  • Establish a research program that supports biomedical discovery within the university and externally. Tremendous opportunity for collaborative research currently exists through the Center for Comparative Translational Research (CCTR). State of the art laboratory space for independent research is available for interested individuals.
  • Toxicologic pathology may be broadly defined as the molecular and cellular responses of the body to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This focus area aligns closely with the current research strengths of the college and the department.


 Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) and Ph.D. in a related discipline, Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and a record of research excellence as demonstrated by high quality peer reviewed publications. Those applying for the position at the Associate or Full Professor level must have a strong record of extramural funding or significant scholarship. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; a strong interest in teaching and mentoring; and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  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 a long record of excellence in training pathologists for successful careers in academia and industry. In addition to pathology and toxicology, the department has faculty with expertise and research interests in infectious diseases and immunology, epidemiology and public health, and human-animal interaction and animal welfare science. The departmental strategic plan is available at  Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (, the Purdue Institute of Drug Discovery, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and other academic departments and centers.

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 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’s track record of supporting diversity is rooted in our land-grant mission. This year, the University has embarked upon a comprehensive 5-year, $75 million plan to further enrich and diversify its faculty, staff, and student body.

Application Procedures

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 April 30, 2022, 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. Narayanan, Chair of the Search Committee, at  To apply, please upload required documents by using apply now link: 

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FLSA Status

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

Our culture is marked by enthusiasm about community development, smart communication, technological advances, scientific research, and global responsibility. If you have a strong desire to learn, as well as teach; are looking for amazing benefits; and appreciate a diverse and welcoming population and workforce, then apply today to join the PVM Family!

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