Faculty Position in Shelter Medicine

Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description: The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies -Philadelphia invites qualified individuals to apply for an exciting growth position in Shelter Animal Medicine. This faculty position within the Section of Primary Care Education will be in the Universitya€™s Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, and will play a strategic role in growing this service. The position will focus on clinical patient care, education of veterinary students, training of rotating interns, and supervision of veterinary nurses. Potential for collaborative research abounds, but advancement within this faculty track does not include a research requirement. The successful candidate will have experience with population management, shelter experience, high-quality/high volume spay-neuter skills, comfort in performing and organizing community outreach, and teaching. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, clinical service to shelters and community, surgical and medical teaching through new mobile unit initiative, didactic teaching through traditional classroom and online course structure, clinical instruction for senior rotation students, consultation with shelters, research as desired by the candidate, continuing education, and projects directed by the candidate themselves. As a member of the Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia the successful candidate will be expected to serve as a resource to programs such as Development, Communications, Customer Service and Community Outreach in promoting the capabilities and accomplishments of PennVet. The successful candidate must also participate in the establishment of a robust mobile unit outreach program. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree with at least 2 years of clinical experience, preferably in a hands-on shelter or outreach environment. Completion of a Shelter Medicine Internship or Residency preferred. Candidates will be expected to work towards Board Certification in Shelter Medicine through ABVP. Time and resources will be provided to study for the board examination, if required. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located amid a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining, and is well-situated in the Northeast corridor with convenient rail access to New York and Washington, DC. Philadelphia is also located in close proximity to mountains and beaches, which offer a wealth of recreational opportunities. Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. The start date for the position is at the earliest convenience for the candidate. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent University benefits, including health, dental, vision, and retirement, accompany the position. Interested applicants should apply online at Penna€™s HR website (www.hr.upenn.edu). Click on a€œCareer Centera€ which is on the right hand side, search for faculty positions, School of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Faculty Position in Shelter Animal Medicine, to apply for this position. The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a brief statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Dan Morris.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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