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Clinical Faculty - Soft Tissue Minimally Invasive Surgery, Academic Clinician
University of Pennsylvania

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2021
Title Clinical Faculty - Soft Tissue Minimally Invasive Surgery, Academic Clinician
University University of Pennsylvania
Phildelphia , PA, United States
Department School of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2022
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a faculty position in Small Animal Surgery with an emphasis and focus on soft tissue minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This position will be in the Academic Clinician track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Academic Clinicians spend the majority of their effort in clinical service and clinical teaching endeavors. The position will focus on patient care, education of veterinary students, training of rotating interns and surgery residents, and supervision of veterinary nurses. Potential for collaborative research abounds, but advancement within this faculty track does not include a research requirement. Eighty per cent (80%) of the surgeon’s time will be devoted to clinical service in MIS within the small animal soft tissue surgery service, with the remaining time dedicated to scholarly activity and administrative duties. In addition to working in a dynamic hospital setting with excellent support staff, the advantages of the position include an exciting intellectual environment with outstanding residents and faculty boarded in surgery, dentistry, critical care, anesthesiology, radiology, oncology, and internal medicine.

The Section of Surgery is currently staffed by 5 soft tissue and 3 orthopedic faculty, along with 3 surgery residents. The hospital has a state-of-the-art OR1 for minimally invasive surgery. This suite and intra-operative fluoroscopy (c-arm) allow for the most technologically advanced minimally invasive procedures to be performed, including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and interventional radiology. Complementing this cutting-edge facility is our diagnostic imaging center (including MRI, CT, ultrasound, and stationary fluoroscopy), a rehabilitation medicine program, state-of-the-art emergency and intensive care unit, and a comprehensive cancer care service. Together these facilities and programs make Penn a center for innovation and discovery of new and advanced ways to treat complex disease conditions.

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified.

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and have residency training in veterinary surgery with board certification or be board-eligible. Candidates with specific expertise in MIS (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should apply electronically to The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Dan Morris, Professor of Dermatology and Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010; Questions regarding the position should be sent to Peggy Alfarano, Search Coordinator

  • 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 Dan Morris
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Phildelphia, PA


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