Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Welfare and Behavior, Tenure track

Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Welfare and Behavior, Tenure track

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Apr 21, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine, Section of Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Tenure Track (TT) in Animal Welfare and Behavior (AWB) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The strongest candidates for this position will have a record of, or clear potential for scholarship in, AWB science that includes extramural grants, studies, and program development. The successful candidate's primary area of focus might involve any number of AWB scientific fields including animal behavior and welfare science, cognitive neuroscience, and human-animal interaction, amongst others. However, a focus on companion animals will be preferred. Members of standing faculty in the Tenure Track (TT) are primarily devoted to research in their field of expertise. TT Faculty annually spend no more than 5-15% of their time in clinical patient care, teaching, and/or service. It is imperative that the candidate's primary and driving career interests and goals include scholarly accomplishment in the field, procurement of funding to support their research, and that they fully understand the duties and expectations specific to the TT track. In addition to scholarship, TT faculty also must excel in teaching and/or service.

The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable them to fulfill these responsibilities in a highly collaborative environment within an active academic teaching hospital ( and ). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage and/or integrate with established and interdisciplinary programs within the School of Veterinary Medicine, including Behavior Medicine ( ), Shelter Medicine ( ), the Penn Vet Working Dog Center ( ), and the MSc program in Animal Welfare and Behavior ( ). The candidate will also have ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty at our large animal hospital and research centers at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Campus ( ).

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate's spouse and/or dependent children. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys living and 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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