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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3554449
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Anatomic Pathology, Assistant/Associate Professor, Academic Clinician, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Open Date: Oct 18, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology welcomes applications for a full time, Anatomic Pathologist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor on the Academic Clinician (AC) track at New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA.

The successful applicant will join our collaborative team of pathologists and highly skilled technical staff dedicated to the pursuit of diagnostic excellence. Responsibilities of this position include meeting the service needs of the Anatomic Pathology Section of the Diagnostic Service, which annually performs between 900-1000 autopsies and ~500 biopsies submitted internally from New Bolton Center clinicians and externally from veterinarians, producers and owners representing the PA Commonwealth and surrounding states. The autopsy service sees a wide variety of species, including horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, camelids, companion animals, wildlife, and occasional exotics. In addition to the diagnostic caseload, the autopsy service contributes to infectious disease surveillance and regulatory programs that serve the PA Department of Agriculture and USDA/APHIS, as well as veterinary forensics that serve regional law enforcement agencies and animal welfare organizations. The successful candidate will also enthusiastically participate in didactic, laboratory, and clinical training of veterinary students and residents/house officers within the School of Veterinary Medicine across both the New Bolton Center and Philadelphia campuses. There is opportunity to pursue scholarly activity in a clinical setting and developing an area of interest/expertise is encouraged, but conducting research is not a requirement of the position. The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable fulfillment of these responsibilities in a highly collaborative, outstanding diagnostic laboratory environment within a busy academic teaching hospital.

The successful applicant will join the Pathology Faculty at New Bolton Center, which includes 4 ACVP diplomates with expertise in large animal, forensic, and wildlife pathology. The highly valued New Bolton Center Pathology team provides integral services for the New Bolton Center Hospital's diverse clinical and research caseload. The successful candidate will work closely with New Bolton Center's world-class clinicians, providing unique opportunities for collaboration, passionate discussions, and extra-departmental mentorship.

New Bolton Center Faculty also work closely with other members of the Department of Pathobiology, including multiple board-certified microbiologists, clinical pathologists, a parasitologist, and a toxicologist who are committed to a team-based approach to providing top-tier diagnostic services. Anatomic pathologists within the Department of Pathobiology have expertise including dermatopathology, osteopathology, neuropathology, ocular pathology, and comparative pathology, with ample opportunity for consultations and collaborations across the New Bolton Center and Philadelphia campuses. Additional information on the department may be found at

The University of Pennsylvania offers 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, theaters, and fine dining ( New Bolton Center is located southwest of Philadelphia in picturesque horse country with easy access to cultural and social activities in the MidAtlantic region. 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 for this position are a VMD/DVM or equivalent degree, board certification (or eligibility for certification) by the American or European Colleges of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP or ECVP) and diagnostic experience in domestic animal pathology, particularly large animal species. Interfacing with researchers, clinicians, veterinary students, and stakeholders in agriculture across the PA Commonwealth will be routine. The position will require exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; a team-work mentality is essential. We are dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and retaining outstanding diagnosticians, and we are devoted to providing strong mentorship, unique opportunities, and unparalleled support throughout the evolution of their careers.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit the following online: (1) a letter indicating their interest in diagnostic pathology, professional goals, teaching philosophy, and qualifications for the position; (2) a statement on their experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) and the names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 24, 2022. The start date is flexible and can be as soon as January 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Questions about the position can be directed to Sue Waddington-Pilder, Assistant to the Department Chair, or to Dr. Jolie Demchur, Search Committee Chair,

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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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