Lecturer in Small Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare

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Lecturer in Small Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
May 7, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies and Advanced Medicine-Philadelphia, invites applications for a Lecturer position in Small Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare.  Lecturers in Behavior and Animal Welfare have 80%  (42 weeks) clinical commitment with the primary responsibilities of clinical teaching and clinical service.  Some preclinical and didactic teaching is also possible. Successful candidates will enjoy a wealth of opportunities in providing clinical service in a very active academic teaching hospital. The remainder of the effort is allocated to Board preparation or clinical research and scholarly activity, according to the interests of the candidate.  This is a one-year position with the option of renewal for up to three years. 

Duties will involve:

Primary clinical responsibilities include in-person clinical appointments; telemedicine appointments; teleconsulting services for veterinarians through our web platform (Penn Vet Behavior App); internal consultations with clinical services at the Ryan and Widener Hospitals; consultations with animal laboratories within the University of Pennsylvania; consultations on service and working dogs at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center; consultations at local animal shelters. There will also be opportunities to evaluate behavior problems and husbandry management of equine and food animals, lab animals, and exotic companion animals.

Patient-side and clinical teaching of veterinary students and limited didactic teaching of pre-clinical veterinary students. Additionally, there will also be opportunities to lecture within the online graduate Certificate and Master's programs in Animal Welfare and Behavior.

Mentorship and training of behavior residents within a program approved by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

The possibility to participate in research projects in the area of animal behavior and welfare.

The hospital is a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment with an excellent nursing staff and residents. The School is located amid a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia).  The University offers comprehensive medical benefits for the candidate and his/her family.





Candidates must have a veterinary degree and have completed a Behavior residency training program. 

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Debbie Mandell, Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010; [email protected].  Questions regarding the position should be sent to Peggy Alfarano, Search Coordinator [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 5/13/2021
Application Due: 8/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time