Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Parasitology in Department of Comparative Pathobiology

West Lafayette, Indiana
February 08 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

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

Principal Duties

Establishment of an extramurally funded independent research program in the area of antiparasitic resistance or host-parasite interactions. Teaching veterinary and graduate-level courses and mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


A Ph.D. in parasitology or a related field and postdoctoral experience with protozoa or other parasites of veterinary and/or public health importance. 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; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; strong interest in teaching and mentoring; and commitment to diversity. 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. The Department   of Comparative Pathobiology has about 38 faculty members and 45 graduate students. Faculty have expertise and research interests in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, virology, toxicology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare science (https://www.purdue.edu/vet/cpb/). Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (https://indianactsi.org/), the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pi4d/), and other academic departments and centers.

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 March 15, 2021, 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 email Dr. Harm HogenEsch, Chair of the search committee hogenesc@purdue.edu.  Please apply by using  this link : 


FLSA Status

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, equity, 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.