Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Small Animal Anesthesia, Academic Clinician

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Small Animal Anesthesia, Academic Clinician

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
May 24, 2022

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for an associated faculty position in Small Animal Clinical Anesthesia. This position will be in the Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Academic Clinicians spend 80-90% of their efforts on clinical service and clinical teaching endeavors. The successful candidate will be responsible for didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching of veterinary medical students and interns, patient care, supervision of residents, and continuing education for veterinarians. Responsibilities within the hospital typically include elective and emergency daytime practice, teaching rounds, and backup coverage of residents, interns, and nurse anesthetists for emergency after-hours duty. Members of faculty in the Academic Clinician track faculty are devoted to clinical service for 42 weeks annually. Time away from clinical service is used for professional development, citizenship to the Department, and teaching, both in didactic and laboratory settings.  Developing or maintaining independent scholarship or research is not a focus of the AC track, is not a requirement for reappointment or promotion, and should not detract from excellence in clinical service and teaching.  Faculty AC positions are long-term, non-tenured Associated Faculty positions with reappointment every three years.  Promotion along the ladder of the University Academic ranks is available.

The Anesthesia program at Penn Vet currently consists of 7 faculty Anesthesiologists (4 ACVAA, 1 ECVAA, 2 board eligible) and 4 anesthesia residents. Two faculty members work exclusively at the small animal hospital, three work exclusively at the large animal hospital, and two rotate between hospitals. At the small animal hospital, the technical staff currently includes 12 full-time veterinary nurse anesthetists. In addition to working in a dynamic small animal referral hospital setting, an advantage of this anesthesiology position includes an exciting intellectual environment with outstanding faculty colleagues and residents in surgery, dentistry, critical care, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, behavior, interventional radiology, and internal medicine. The successful candidate should demonstrate a collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation.

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate’s spouse or dependent children. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys working in a vibrant urban environment with an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theatres, and fine dining. Philadelphia offers easy access to New York and Washington DC. Additionally, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more recreational amenities are within minutes of the city. The University of Pennsylvania is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. 

The search committee will consider applications immediately and review them until an appropriate candidate is identified.


Candidates must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree, completed a residency in anesthesia, and is board-certified in the American College of Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) or the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) or must have completed an approved residency in Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia

Application Instructions:

Applications can only be submitted and accepted online at .  The application system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent, a statement of teaching and personal goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted for the attention of the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lillian Aronson, Professor of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine. Questions should be sent to Dr. Lillian Aronson at [email protected] or Peggy Alfarano, Search Coordinator, at [email protected]


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