Chair, Department of Pathobiology

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To be decided
November 07 2018
Chair Penn Vet
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine seeks a distinguished academic leader for the position of CHAIR of the DEPARTMENT OF PATHOBIOLOGY. Appointment will be at the level of FULL PROFESSOR with TENURE.

The Department of Pathobiology contains faculty members with diverse expertise representing basic and translational research, laboratory animal medicine, and clinical diagnostics including pathology, microbiology and parasitology. It is recognized as one of the foremost basic science departments in veterinary medicine, is a key partner in biomedical research at Penn, and has contributed globally to our mechanistic understanding of host-pathogen interactions, fundamental immunology, neuro-inflammation, and cancer. With over $59 million in current funding from NIH and other sources, the department supports the Penn Vet Imaging Core, Comparative Pathology Core, Center for Host Microbial Interactions, the Division of Lab Animal Medicine, and the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Lab System (PADLS). It also plays a vital role in post-graduate veterinary training and Biomedical Graduate Studies across Penn’s campus, and pathobiology faculty serve in leadership and teaching roles in the Immunology and the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Groups. The department delivers foundational veterinary education based upon contemporary biomedical principles. The unique proximity to premier academic veterinary and medical hospitals provides ample opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research to advance both veterinary and human medicine.

Details of the research interests of the department can be found at:

We are seeking an individual with an outstanding academic background including internationally recognized research credentials, a track record of extramurally funded research programs, demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching, experience in mentoring junior faculty, and proven leadership and management skills in an academic environment. The successful applicant will present a clear vision for leading the department in support of its diverse missions, and demonstrate capacity to broadly shape its future research endeavors, education and training opportunities, and interactions within and outside the department. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline and/or a VMD/DVM or MD. Candidates should upload a cover letter including a brief description of previous leadership experience, a CV with a full list of publications and teaching experience, and the names and contact details of three academic referees to:

For any administrative or other questions please contact: Gayle Joseph, Office of Research and Academic Resources, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 380 S. University Avenue, Room 319 Hill Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19104;; (215) 898-9793

Review of Applications will begin on Dec. 3, 2018.  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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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