Assistant/Associate or Full Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Research, Clinician Educator track

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Assistant/Associate or Full Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Research, Clinician Educator track

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 10, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, Section of Cardiology invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Clinician Educator (CE) track in Small Animal Cardiology and Clinical Research at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor, or Full Professor.

The successful candidate will join Penn Vet's existing Section of Cardiology which includes 3 faculty members, 3 residents, 1 research intern, and 2 nurses. The successful candidate is expected to have a history of or potential as an exemplary clinician and educator. Members of faculty in the Clinician Educator (CE) track yearly perform 60 % effort or a minimum of 29 weeks of clinical small animal patient care in the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital and participate in the clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents. The Cardiology Section maintains a robust outpatient and in-house consultation service. A state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery suite is used for interventional cardiology procedures. The Cardiology Section operates in a highly collaborative and outstanding clinical environment within a busy academic teaching hospital.

Clinician Educators also discover new knowledge that advances the field, and this position places a strong emphasis on the clinical research mission. As such, this position offers a unique and outstanding environment for clinical and translational research. The successful candidate will join a team with a considerable research record and resources. The Cardiology Section is supported by extra- and intramural grants and maintains close and productive collaborations with veterinary and biomedical investigators both within and outside of the University, and routinely engages with industry partners to evaluate new diagnostic tests, drugs, and other interventions. The Cardiology Section maintains resources specifically earmarked for the research mission, including recent gifts and funds in excess of $1 million to support studies and personnel. The successful candidate will have access to extensive mentoring by experienced faculty members in order to develop an independent clinical research program and be an academic leader in their field. The Cardiology Section employs a dedicated research intern to facilitate the identification, recruitment, and evaluation of cases enrolled in trials and studies. The Department has a Veterinary Clinical Investigation Center ( VCIC ) that includes 4 full-time veterinary nurses, as well as financial and administrative staff to support investigators. Adjacent to the School of Veterinary Medicine are world-class biomedical hospitals, including the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which provide excellent opportunities for research collaboration as well as professional development involving epidemiology, biostatistics, and trial design.

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate, 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. The University of Pennsylvania is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

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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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