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Clinical Faculty Position - Primary Care Medicine, Academic Clinician
University of Pennsylvania

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2021
Title Clinical Faculty Position - Primary Care Medicine, Academic Clinician
University University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department School of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Clinical/Medical Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, and Advanced Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for an exciting leadership position in the Primary Care Service. This faculty position will be in the University’s Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, and will play a strategic role in growing this service. The position will focus on clinical patient care, education of veterinary students, training of rotating interns, and supervision of veterinary nurses. Potential for collaborative research abounds, but advancement within this faculty track does not include a research requirement.

The Primary Care Service is part of the Section of Primary Care Education, which also includes the Behavioral Medicine Service, the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery Service, and the Shelter Medicine program. A large number of Diplomates of most AVMA-recognized specialty colleges support the Primary Care Service on a referral and consultative basis within the Ryan Hospital, one of the leading centers of clinical excellence in the nation. Our hospital’s working environment is friendly, collegial, dynamic, and supportive. Clinicians within the Primary Care Service provide care to the pets of the University of Pennsylvania employees, working dogs from many public service institutions across the metropolitan area, and external clients.

The School of Veterinary Medicine is located amid a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining, and is well-situated in the Northeast corridor with convenient rail access to New York and Washington, DC. Philadelphia is also located in close proximity to mountains and beaches, which offer a wealth of recreational opportunities.

The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills in primary care medicine, surgery, and dentistry, as well as excellent communication and team-building skills, and will be expected to provide visionary leadership of the Primary Care Service, including mentorship of current staff. Board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is preferred, but not required, as long as the candidate is committed to becoming board certified within the first three years of taking the position.

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Though negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is September 1, 2021 or earlier. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent University benefits, including health, dental, vision, and retirement, accompany the position. Interested applicants should apply online at Penn’s HR website via Interfolio ( ). The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a brief statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Ariel Mosenco, Search Committee Chair at Questions regarding the position should be directed to Peggy Alfarano, Coordinator at

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Dr Ariel Mosenco
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA


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