Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Academic Clinician Track, Department of Pa...
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Academic Clinician Track, Department of Pathobiology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Open Date:
Feb 28, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratory welcomes applications for a full time, Anatomic Pathologist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Academic Clinician track. The position involves an 80- 90% commitment to service activities in the Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratory and a 10-20% commitment to teaching.  Service responsibilities are shared among 4 other faculty pathologists who have expertise in surgical pathology along with neuropathology, oncologic pathology, and dermatopathology. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's training and experience. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately with a proposed start date as early as July 1, 2022.

The diagnostic laboratory supports Penn Vet's small animal veterinary hospital and practitioners from across the United States and territories.  Our pathologists interpret approximately 12,000 biopsies and 400 autopsies annually. The majority of cases are submitted from specialty hospitals. 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 ( 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate surgical biopsy and autopsy specimens with timely preparation of pathology reports.
  • Assist in training pathology residents and education of interns and veterinary students.  
  • Promote departmental camaraderie and develop diagnostic skills through regular participation in hospital and departmental rounds and continuing education.
  • Research is not a domain in which AC faculty are evaluated; however, individual research projects can be pursued, including support for studies requiring anatomic pathology expertise.

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree.
  • Board certified in veterinary anatomic pathology ACVP or ECVP.
  • Applicants with imminent prospects of board certification will also be considered (e.g. candidates sitting for boards in 2022).
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following online: (1) cover letter; (2) a statement on their experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) personal statement; (5) and the names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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