Faculty Position in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, Section of Surgery, Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service (DOSS) invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Clinician Educator (CE) track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applications are currently being accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. The successful candidate is expected to have a history of or potential as an exemplary clinician, educator, researcher, and academic leader in their field. Members of faculty in the CE track yearly perform 31 weeks of clinical patient care in Penn Vet's Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital and participate in the clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents. The CE faculty member is expected to contribute to their field through scholarship that brings new knowledge and advances their field.
For this position, the successful candidate will join Penn Vet's existing DOSS. The DOSS currently employs two (AVDC) board-certified specialists (one CE faculty, one staff veterinarian) in support of the program. There are 3 residents enrolled in the residency training program. Clinical service responsibilities will include the provision of patient care and supervision of day-to-day operations of the service. Teaching responsibilities will include didactic and laboratory instruction of pre-clinical veterinary students, small group and didactic instruction of clinical veterinary students rotating through the service, and mentoring of dentistry and oral surgery residents. In addition to student rounds and separate clinician rounds, the DOSS holds resident rounds, journal clubs, board review lectures, and laboratories. More than 30 Diplomates of multiple American and European certifying colleges, who are leaders in their fields, support the DOSS. The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital is a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment with excellent nursing staff and house officers. The school is located amid a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia
The University of Pennsylvania offers an outstanding environment for dentistry and oral surgery research, as collaborative opportunities abound within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the wider Penn research community. The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable the fulfillment of their responsibilities in a highly collaborative, outstanding clinical environment within a busy academic teaching hospital (www.vet.upenn.edu/about/what-we-do/pennvet-leads). Penn Vet's DOSS is a recognized leader in periodontal surgery, endodontic and prosthodontic therapy, jaw fracture repair, orofacial oncologic surgery, palate defect repair, and various forms of oral and maxillofacial reconstruction. The proposed CE position also opens new opportunities for research and educational collaborations across campus. Penn Vet's DOSS, Penn Dental, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have a history of collaboration, and there is interest in deepening these relationships further.
Candidates must have a veterinary degree and be a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College or the European Veterinary Dental College. Experience in an academic teaching hospital setting and knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery is preferred. Salary and rank are commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.
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 City and Washington D.C. Additionally, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more recreational amenities are within minutes of the city.
The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The application system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent, a statement of research and personal goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted for the attention of the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mark Rondeau, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine. The position start date is negotiable but anticipated by July 1, 2022. Applications can only be submitted and accepted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/104800
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