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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3378665
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Academic Clinician

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Mar 28, 2023

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. This position within the Section of Radiology will be in the University's Academic Clinician (AC) track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate is expected to have history of or potential as an exemplary clinician and educator. Faculty members in the AC track are primarily devoted to clinical service (42 weeks a year) in the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital and participate in the clinical instruction of veterinary students, interns, and radiology residents. Time away from clinical service is used for professional development, citizenship to the Department, and didactic teaching. Developing or maintaining an independent scholarship or research program is not a focus of the AC track, is not a requirement for reappointment or promotion, and should not detract from excellence in clinical service and teaching. If desired, there is ample opportunity for participation in clinical research. The AC track is a long-term, non-tenured Associated Faculty position with reappointment every three years. Promotion along the ladder of the University Academic ranks is available.

In addition to working in a dynamic hospital setting with excellent support staff, the advantages of the position include an exciting intellectual environment with outstanding residents and collaborative faculty boarded in surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, dentistry, critical care, anesthesiology, radiology, medical and radiation oncology, internal medicine, neurology, and cardiology. The successful candidate will be joining a group of at least three other board-certified radiologists. Two 4th year diagnostic imaging residents also contribute to hospital coverage, serving a similar role as would junior faculty.

The University provides 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, theatres, and fine dining (

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. The University of Pennsylvania is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Candidates must have a veterinary degree, have completed an American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI)-approved radiology residency training program and must have achieved certification - or be eligible to sit the examination for board certification - in either the ACVR or ECVDI. Documented excellence in radiology clinical instruction and extensive experience in cross-sectional imaging (CT/MRI) are particularly valued. Successful applicants will oversee studies involving radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. Supervision of current radiology residents on clinics is expected. Some didactic teaching of 1st-3rd year veterinary students is also expected.

Application Instructions
The search committee will begin considering applications immediately and applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should apply electronically via

The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a brief statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Rebecka Hess, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, Professor of Internal Medicine. Inquiries can be directed to Ms. Peggy Alfarano (

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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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