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

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

Location: 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.

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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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