Clinical Faculty Position in Primary Care Practice (Academic Clinician)

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Clinical Faculty Position in Primary Care Practice (Academic Clinician)

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Feb 20, 2020

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, and Advanced Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for an exciting leadership position in the Primary Care Service. This faculty position will be in the University’s Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full 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 Primary Care Service is part of the Section of Primary Care Education, which also includes the Behavioral Medicine Service, the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery Service, and the Shelter Medicine program. A large number of Diplomates of most AVMA-recognized specialty colleges support the Primary Care Service on a referral and consultative basis within the Ryan Hospital, one of the leading centers of clinical excellence in the nation. Our hospital's working environment is friendly, collegial, dynamic, and supportive. Clinicians within the Primary Care Service provide care to the pets of the University of Pennsylvania employees, working dogs from many public service institutions across the metropolitan area, and external clients.

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.



The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills in primary care medicine, surgery, and dentistry, as well as excellent communication and team-building skills, and will be expected to provide visionary leadership of the Primary Care Service, including mentorship of current staff.  Board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is preferred, but not required, as long as the candidate is committed to becoming board certified within the first three years of taking the position.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Though negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is March 1, 2020, or earlier. 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 Penn’s HR website via Interfolio ( ). 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. Ariel Mosenco, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Peggy Alfarano, Coordinator at [email protected].




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Posted: 2/27/2020
Application Due: 2/27/2021
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