Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3448584
  • Location: Phila, PA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Clinician Educator

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: May 24, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine invites applications for a standing faculty position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, in the Clinician Educator (CE) track, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate is expected to have a history of or potential as an exemplary clinician, educator, researcher, and academic leader in their field. Members of faculty in the Clinician Educator (CE) track typically spend 29 weeks of the year delivering clinical small animal patient care and clinical teaching of students and trainees in the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital with the remainder of time dedicated to research, scholarship, and didactic teaching. However, the number of weeks of clinical commitment is negotiable based on applicant goals and programmatic needs. The CE faculty member is expected to contribute to their field through scholarship that brings new knowledge and advances their field.

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, emergency and 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 of Pennsylvania offers an outstanding environment for research, as collaborative research opportunities abound within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the wider Penn research community. The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable the fulfillment of these responsibilities in a highly collaborative, outstanding clinical environment within a busy academic teaching hospital ( pennvet-leads). Adjacent to the veterinary hospital are three world-class biomedical hospitals and research centers, that provide excellent opportunities for collaboration: The Perelman School of Medicine, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Wistar Institute.

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).

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

Candidates must have a veterinary degree and have completed an American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI)-approved radiology residency training program or achieved board certification 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 in clinics is expected. Some didactic teaching of 1st-3rd year veterinary students is expected.

Application Instructions
The system will prompt you to attach a cover letter, a research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The letters should be addressed to Rebecka Hess, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, Professor of Internal Medicine. Inquiries may be directed to search coordinator Sandra LaMonaca

All applications are accepted via Interfolio

To apply, visit

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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