The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites applications for a standing faculty position (Clinician Educator track) in Small Animal Surgery. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have residency training in veterinary surgery. Candidates with specific expertise in Soft Tissue Minimally Invasive Surgery or Orthopedics are particularly encouraged to apply. Clinical Educators are members of the standing faculty who spend the majority of their effort in clinical and teaching endeavors, with the balance of their efforts devoted to research and other scholarly pursuits. To facilitate research and scholarly activity, clinical service will not exceed 2/3rds of the faculty member's time.
The Section of Surgery is currently staffed by one Orthopedic, six Soft Tissue/Surgical Oncology, one general surgery faculty, and seven residents. The hospital has a state of the art OR1 for minimally invasive surgery. This suite and the new C-arm allow for the most technologically advanced minimally invasive procedures to be performed, including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, arthroscopy, and interventional radiology. The surgical facilities also house comprehensive orthopedic and soft tissue equipment, such as a variety of plating systems including locking plates, total hip replacement system, TPLO/TTA equipment, linear and circular skeletal fixation, and an interlocking nail system. Complementing this cutting-edge facility and equipment is our diagnostic imaging center (including MRI, CT, ultrasound, and stationary fluoroscopy), a rehabilitation medicine program, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and a clinical investigations center (http://pennvcic.org). Together these facilities and programs make Penn a center for innovation and discovery of new and advanced ways to treat complex disease conditions.
The University of Pennsylvania is an outstanding environment for surgical research, as collaborative research opportunities abound within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the wider Penn biomedical research community. The School has active collaborations with human thoracoscopic, laparoscopic, interventional programs, and clinicians. For those interested in orthopedic research, the functional center for orthopedic research at Penn is the Pennsylvania Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, an NIH-P30 supported center that brings together investigators from the University of Pennsylvania campus and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia focused on orthopedics. The School of Veterinary Medicine already plays a significant role in this center, with faculty in all departments actively involved in various facets of comparative, small animal, and large animal orthopedic research.
Candidates must have a veterinary degree and formal post-doctoral surgery training. For applicants entering at the junior Clinical Educator level, board certification and evidence of scholarly activity is highly desirable, but not required . Candidates with specific expertise Minimally Invasive Surgery (Soft Tissue) or Orthopedics are particularly encouraged to apply, and all candidates must have an interest in developing an academic research program related to their clinical focus. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The position start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should apply on-line at Penn's HR website (www.hr.upenn.edu). Go to jobs@Penn, Search Open Faculty Positions, click on Assistant or Associate Faculty in Small Animal Surgery, apply for this job.
The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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