Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Welfare and Behavior, Tenure Track
University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 3026313
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine, Section of Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Tenure Track (TT) in Animal Welfare and Behavior (AWB) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The strongest candidates for this position will have a record of, or clear potential for scholarship in, AWB science that includes extramural grants, studies, and program development. The successful candidate's primary area of focus might involve any number of AWB scientific fields including animal behavior and welfare science, cognitive neuroscience, and human-animal interaction, amongst others. However, a focus on companion animals will be preferred. Members of standing faculty in the Tenure Track (TT) are primarily devoted to research in their field of expertise. TT Faculty annually spend no more than 5-15% of their time in clinical patient care, teaching, and/or service. It is imperative that the candidate's primary and driving career interests and goals include scholarly accomplishment in the field, procurement of funding to support their research, and that they fully understand the duties and expectations specific to the TT track. In addition to scholarship, TT faculty also must excel in teaching and/or service.
The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate's spouse and/or dependent children. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys living and working in a vibrant urban environment with an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theaters, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia). 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 for the nature enthusiast.
Qualifications Candidates should possess a doctoral degree or degrees. While not a requirement, individuals with a DVM/VMD or other doctoral veterinary degrees are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted immediately. Though negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is January 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated record of academic success, however, candidates with less experience but with a drive and desire for academic excellence and research are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply electronically
http://apply.interfolio.com/105527. The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Susan Volk, Associate Professor of Surgery 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Sandra LaMonaca, Search Coordinator email@example.com Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 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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