Assistant/Associate Professor of Comparative Pathology, CE track

Assistant/Associate Professor of Comparative Pathology, CE track

Location: University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia
Open Date: May 04, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, Comparative Pathology Core (CPC) welcomes applications for a full-time, Anatomic Pathologist at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Clinician Educator (CE) track. At the rank of Assistant Professor, the position involves a 50-60% commitment to service activities for the CPC and Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratory, 30% to scholarly activity and research, and a 10-20% commitment to teaching. For the Associate Professor rank, the service commitment increases to 70%. The main effort for this role will be to focus on the current CPC's service activities and expand the capabilities of the core in the specific field of digital pathology and image analysis. Additional responsibilities within the Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratory include the supervision of Anatomic Pathology residents during their autopsy rotations, as well as running the ocular pathology diagnostic service. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately with a proposed start date as early as July 1, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidates' duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Providing comparative pathology expertise and further developing the capacity of the CPC.
  • Running the Digital Pathology Service within the CPC.
  • Trimming and reading the eyes submitted to the ocular pathology diagnostic service.
  • Assist in training pathology residents and education of interns and veterinary students.
  • Teaching veterinary students during their core curriculum including didactic, laboratory, and one-on-one teaching as needed.

The successful candidate will play a major role in providing veterinary pathology expertise through the CPC to serve the broad biomedical research community across the UPenn campus. The main goal of the CPC is to provide expert pathological characterization of experimental animal models to fulfill the growing needs of UPenn investigators performing in vivo studies as part of their basic and translational research endeavors. To accomplish its mission, the CPC offers the expertise of board-certified veterinary pathologists and access to a state-of-the-art pathology laboratory. Bridging the divide between natural and experimental diseases, the CPC investigates the disease processes of domestic and experimental animals and their translational value for specific human conditions.

The research community at the University of Pennsylvania is unparalleled, comprising four undergraduate, twelve graduate and professional schools, eleven biomedical graduate groups, and various academic and research divisions. Our faculty enjoy collaborations with the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, Abramson Cancer Center, Wistar Institute, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Additional information on the department may be found at: .

The University of Pennsylvania offers 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, theaters, 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 for the nature enthusiast.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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