The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites applications for a standing faculty position (Clinician Educator track) in Small Animal Surgery. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have residency training in veterinary surgery. Candidates with specific expertise in Minimally Invasive Surgery and/or Orthopedics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Clinical Educators are members of the standing faculty who spend the majority of their effort in clinical and teaching endeavors, with the balance of their efforts devoted to research and other scholarly pursuits. To facilitate research and scholarly activity, clinical service should not exceed 67% of the faculty member’s time. The Section of Surgery is currently staffed by two Orthopedic and six Soft Tissue/Surgical Oncology faculty, and seven residents. The hospital has a state of the art OR1 for minimally invasive surgery. This suite and the new C-arm allow for the most technologically advanced minimally invasive procedures to be performed, including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy, as well as procedures combining minimally invasive surgery (including fracture repair) and interventional radiology. Complementing this cutting-edge facility is our diagnostic imaging equipment (including MRI, CT, ultrasound, and stationary fluoroscopy), a rehabilitation medicine program, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and a clinical investigations center (http://pennvcic.org). Together these facilities and programs make Penn a center for innovation and discovery of new and advanced ways to treat complex disease conditions.
The University of Pennsylvania is an outstanding environment for surgical research, as collaborative research opportunities abound within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the wider Penn biomedical research community. The School has active collaborations with human thoracoscopic, laparoscopic, interventional programs and clinicians. For those interested in orthopedic research, the functional center for orthopedic research at Penn is the Pennsylvania Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, an NIH-P30 supported center that brings together investigators from the University of Pennsylvania campus and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia focused on orthopedics. The School of Veterinary Medicine already plays a significant role in this center, with faculty in all departments actively involved in various facets of comparative, small animal, and large animal orthopedic research.
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Candidates must have a veterinary degree and formal post-doctoral surgery training. For applicants entering at the junior Clinical Educator level, board certification and evidence of scholarly activity is highly desirable, but not required. Candidates with specific expertise in Minimally Invasive Surgery and/or Orthopedics are particularly encouraged to apply, and all candidates must have an interest in developing an academic research program related to their clinical focus. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience.
The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The starting date is negotiable. Interested applicants should apply on-line at Penn’s HR website (www.hr.upenn.edu). Go to jobs@Penn, Search Open Faculty Positions, click on Assistant or Associate Faculty in Small Animal Surgery, facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu apply for this job.
The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The search committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and / or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
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About University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.