Job Ad, 20/02/2022

Clinical Faculty in Neurology and Neurosurgery – Academic Clinician track at University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a clinical faculty position in Small Animal Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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 Neurology and Neurosurgery. This position will be in the Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Members of faculty in the Academic Clinician (AC) track are primarily devoted to clinical service (42 weeks a year) in the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital and participate in the clinical instruction of veterinary students, interns, and residents. Time away from clinical service is used for professional development, study for Board preparation (if needed), citizenship to the Department, and didactic teaching.  Developing or maintaining an independent scholarship or research is not a focus of the AC track, is not a requirement for reappointment or promotion, and should not detract from excellence in clinical service and teaching.  Faculty AC positions are long-term, non-tenured Associated Faculty positions with reappointment every three years.  Promotion along the ladder of the University Academic ranks is available. The successful candidate is expected to have history of or potential as an exemplary clinician and educator.


The successful candidate will join PennVet’s Section of Small Animal Neurology, which includes a Full Professor in Neurology in the tenure track, one Associate Professor,  one Assistant Professor in the clinical track, a dedicated nurse, and three residents. Penn Vet offers an opportunity to practice in a cutting-edge academic service within a busy urban academic teaching hospital staffed with specialists in all areas. PennVet is an exciting intellectual environment with outstanding residents and senior clinicians including faculty boarded in oncology, surgery, radiology, anesthesia, critical care, and clinical pathology. Dedicated medical physics support is provided through the University of Pennsylvania’s healthcare system. Imaging modalities include a 16-slice CT and 1.5T MRI. The proximity to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine provides ample opportunities for collaboration and consultation for unusual cases or research opportunities.

The successful candidate should possess a veterinary degree and be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), or become board-certified in either within the first three years of employment.


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 and Washington DC. Additionally, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more recreational amenities are within minutes of the city.


Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A signed non-competition agreement is required for all faculty hires at Penn Vet. Interested applicants should apply online at Penn’s Faculty HR website (http://apply.interfolio.com/101264).

The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a personal statement, Curriculum Vitae, and the names, addresses, phone, and contact information for three references. For additional information contact the administrative coordinator Peggy Alfarano alfarano@upenn.edu .


The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University administrated programs or in its employment practices.

Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Samson Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898 7803 (TDD).