Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Clinician
University of Pennsylvania
July 25, 2018
Job Description Summary:
The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine (CSAM), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or full Professor) in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, in the Academic Clinician track. Applications will be accepted immediately, and although negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2019. Academic Clinicians have an 80% clinical commitment, and their primary responsibilities include clinical teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents and clinical service in the Small Animal Hospital. Although scholarly activity is not required for success in this track, opportunity exists to participate in collaborative research projects. The small animal surgery program at Penn Vet currently consists of 8 ACVS Diplomates (including 1 double-boarded by ACVSMR and 1 double boarded by ACVIM-Oncology), 1 ACVECC Diplomate (interventional radiology/endoscopy), 7 residents-in-training, 3 full-time CVT, and 1 part-time CVT. The three sections that make up the surgery section include soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and surgical oncology.
The Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital is situated on Penn's vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful historic city that offers an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theater, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia). Adjacent to the veterinary hospital are 2 world-class biomedical hospitals, the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, both of which provide excellent opportunities with collaborators that have common interests in musculoskeletal biology and translational therapeutics (https://www.med.upenn.edu/pcmd/).
The hospital is a dynamic environment with boarded faculty in most major specialty areas that are recognized by the AVMA. It has a state-of-the-art minimally invasive operating suite designed to perform advanced interventional and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The surgical facilities house comprehensive orthopedic and soft tissue equipment, such as arthroscopic equipment, total hip replacement system, TPLO/TTA, ESF/CESF, locking plate system, Interlocking Nail, intra-operative fluoroscopy (c-arm) and an operating microscope. These are complemented by our diagnostic imaging equipment (MRI, CT, ultrasound, and stationary fluoroscopy), intensive care unit, interventional radiology service, and veterinary clinical investigations center (http://pennvcic.org). The orthopedic service works closely with our PennVet rehabilitation service overseen by 1 CCRP and 1 ACVSMR. Available modalities include: Class IIIB and IV therapeutic lasers, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, thermo-therapy, PEMF technology, and Canine Exercise Solutions software. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a Diplomate or board-eligible in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. Salary will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.
Interested applicants should apply online at Penn's HR website (www.hr.upenn.edu). Applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Click on
Internal Number: 1397
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