Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) Medicine, Clinician Educator
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) Medicine, Clinician Educator

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
May 31, 2022

The Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Medicine, Clinician-Educator (CE) track.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining the excellence of Penn Vet's clinical programs in small animal emergency and critical care medicine, education, research, and service. The candidate will be responsible for didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching of veterinary medical students, participation in patient care, supervision of residents, and continuing education for veterinarians locally and nationally. Primary responsibilities within the hospital will include emergency room receiving, mentorship of house officers, and possible supervision in the intensive care unit (ICU). Candidates should possess demonstrated excellence in clinical service and teaching as well as a record of or potential to develop a scholarly program that advances their field. This position is part of the School's Standing Faculty.  The candidates' primary and driving career interests and goals include scholarly accomplishment in the field, and they fully understand the duties and expectations specific to the CE track.  The search committee will share the School's official documents describing the track and criteria for retention and promotion to qualified candidates.  Clinician Educators perform the majority of the Department's clinical research, and the successful candidate will demonstrate history or potential with regard to the generation of new knowledge. 

The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable the fulfillment of these responsibilities in a highly collaborative, intellectual clinical environment at a busy academic teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art patient care. The Section of Emergency and Critical Care employs 9 DACVECC-boarded faculty in a Department with more than 30 Diplomates from multiple American and European certifying colleges that are in direct support of the program. There are currently 10 residents enrolled in the ECC residency-training program. The medical team includes a highly trained and experienced professional nursing staff, many of whom are specialty certified in ECC.

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate's spouse and/or dependent children. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys living and 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 for the nature enthusiast.





Candidates must have a veterinary degree (DVM, VMD) and board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).  Salary will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience. Applications will be considered until an appropriate candidate is identified.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply electronically to

The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references.

The letters should be directed to Dr. Deborah Silverstein, Professor of Critical Care and Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010;   Questions regarding the position should be sent to Sandra LaMonaca, Search Coordinator

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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