Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator Track, Veterinary Clinical Microbiology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
August 27 2019
Pathobiology Dept, PennVet
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator Track

Veterinary Clinical Microbiology


The Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (clinician educator track) faculty position in veterinary clinical microbiology. Applicants should have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. We seek applicants with demonstrated interest and expertise in the multiple subfields of veterinary clinical microbiology. The successful candidate will have responsibility, under the laboratory chief of service, in the clinical microbiology diagnostic laboratory at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital on the Philadelphia campus []. The Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratories team includes microbiologists, parasitologists, and board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, along with residents in training. Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide supervision and oversight to the microbiology laboratory; collaborate with other diagnosticians and engage in client consultation with submitting veterinarians. Experience leading, or participating in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease committees is desirable.  

Teaching responsibilities include teaching in the veterinary core microbiology and immunology curriculum; clinical rounds with senior rotation students and house officers; participation in a new residency program; the development of elective courses at the professional and graduate level; supervising, training and mentoring students. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to novel approaches to teaching and training veterinary students and veterinarians in the fields of microbiology and infectious disease. They will contribute to an ongoing curriculum redesign effort, the development of interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and the development of interprofessional electives with a One Health focus. Candidates for the clinician educator faculty track position will also be expected to participate in scholarly activity in their demonstrated area of interest.  Additional information on the department may be found at

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination 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.

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