University of Pennsylvania Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Clinician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Clinician

Position Type Health/ Medicine

Position Description

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine (CSAM), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or full Professor) in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, in the Academic Clinician track. Applications will be accepted immediately, and although negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2019. Academic Clinicians have an 80% clinical commitment, and their primary responsibilities include clinical teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents and clinical service in the Small Animal Hospital. Although scholarly activity is not required for success in this track, opportunity exists to participate in collaborative research projects. The small animal surgery program at Penn Vet currently consists of 8 ACVS Diplomates (including 1 double-boarded by ACVSMR and 1 double boarded by ACVIM-Oncology), 1 ACVECC Diplomate (interventional radiology/endoscopy), 7 residents-in-training, 3 full-time CVT, and 1 part-time CVT. The three sections that make up the surgery section include soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and surgical oncology.

The Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital is situated on Penn’s vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful historic city that offers an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theater, and fine dining ( Adjacent to the veterinary hospital are 2 world-class biomedical hospitals, the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, both of which provide excellent opportunities with collaborators that have common interests in musculoskeletal biology and translational therapeutics (

The hospital is a dynamic environment with boarded faculty in most major specialty areas that are recognized by the AVMA. It has a state-of-the-art minimally invasive operating suite designed to perform advanced interventional and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The surgical facilities house comprehensive orthopedic and soft tissue equipment, such as arthroscopic equipment, total hip replacement system, TPLO/TTA, ESF/CESF, locking plate system, Interlocking Nail, intra-operative fluoroscopy (c-arm) and an operating microscope. These are complemented by our diagnostic imaging equipment (MRI, CT, ultrasound, and stationary fluoroscopy), intensive care unit, interventional radiology service, and veterinary clinical investigations center ( The orthopedic service works closely with our PennVet rehabilitation service overseen by 1 CCRP and 1 ACVSMR. Available modalities include: Class IIIB and IV therapeutic lasers, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, thermo-therapy, PEMF technology, and Canine Exercise Solutions software.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a Diplomate or board-eligible in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. Salary will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at Penn’s HR website ( Applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Click on “Career Center” which is on the right hand side, search for faculty positions, School of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, job #1398 to apply for this position. The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent (including a statement of personal goals), curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey Runge. [For additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Runge, Search Committee Chair at]

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Posting Date 07/25/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1398

Affirmative Action Statement

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