Open Positions

Assistant Professor of Physiology

Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, energetic, well-funded research program to investigate physiological functions related to one of the following signature research areas within the Department: cancer; musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics; or neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one or more modules of systemic physiology in veterinary professional and graduate programs, with emphasis on integrative, functional physiology of the whole animal. The successful candidate will also serve as a mentor and advisor to undergraduate, professional, and graduate students in research programs.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological science and relevant post-doctoral experience. Preference will be given to individuals who also hold a D.V.M. (or equivalent) degree. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of researchers in one or more entities on the Purdue campus.


We are particularly interested in candidates who utilize pre-clinical and translational animal models of disease. The ideal applicant will be an investigator with exceptional promise of success in research, with a proven record of being able to attract extramural funding, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching the next generation of scientists and medical professionals.

FLSA Status

Purdue University's Department of Basic Medical Sciences in the 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.

Application Procedures

To apply, please visit or SuccessFactors.  Application materials should include a complete Curriculum Vitae, a 2-3 page description of current and future goals, including separate sections on research goals, teaching goals, and professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications must also include the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. The start date for this position is negotiable. Requests for more information should be sent to Dr. Susan Mendrysa (, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.

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