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Faculty Position in Small Animal Medical Oncology-Clinician Educator Track

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Position Title Faculty Position in Small Animal Medical Oncology-Clinician Educator Track
Position Type Health/ Medicine
Position Description

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, Section of Comprehensive Cancer Care invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Clinician Educator (CE) track in Small Animal Medical Oncology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Applications are being accepted immediately with an anticipated start date of October 2017.

The successful candidate will be an exemplary teacher and excel as an academic leader in the field of medical oncology. The successful candidate will join a progressive, innovative and vibrant group of clinicians and translational and basic researchers who operate cohesively within the recently restructured and modernized Comprehensive Cancer Care Section.

Unique assets of our group include a focused translational immuno-oncology program, supported by two board-certified internists with expertise in translational immunology, and two board certified oncologists in translational immuno-oncology fellowship programs; an active clinical trials program and an integrated molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine program supported by two veterinary pathologists with expertise in molecular diagnostics. The successful candidate has the option to participate in any of these programs and in our clinical trial programs that include active immunization and passive adoptive T cell transfer (CART cell therapy) for cancer treatment. Clinical and research interests of the successful candidate would complement the strengths within the Comprehensive Cancer Care Section and contribute to the pioneering initiatives of this group, which include clinical trial performance and management, immuno-oncology, the tumor microenvironment.

Clinician Educators have up to 67% clinical and educational commitment, in which their primary responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents, and clinical service in the small animal hospital. The remaining commitment for Clinical Educators is to establish a productive research program that will lead to advancements in their field. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree and be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specialty of Oncology. Salary will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enable fulfillment of these responsibilities in a highly collaborative environment within a dynamic academic teaching hospital ( The Section of Comprehensive Cancer Care is comprised of several faculty in direct support of the program, including three medical oncologists, one radiation oncologist, two immuno-oncologists, and two surgeons. There are currently four residents enrolled in the medical oncology residency-training program. More than 30 Diplomates of multiple American certifying Colleges support the section of Comprehensive Cancer Care. Adjacent to the veterinary hospital are three world-class biomedical hospitals and research centers: The Perelman School of Medicine, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Wistar Institute, which provide excellent opportunities for collaborations (

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes multiple options for retirement savings, as well as tuition benefits for the candidate’s spouse or dependent children (75% of the tuition and technology fees for an undergraduate degree at Penn, or up to 40% of Penn’s tuition for an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university). This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who enjoys living and working in a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining ( with easy access to New York and D.C and for the active nature lover, the great outdoors is within minutes of the city.

Interested applicants should apply online at Penn’s HR website for faculty searches ( Applications are accepted until a successful candidate has been identified. Click on jobs @ Penn, search faculty positions, # 1331 School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty Position in Small Animal Medical Oncology. The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent (including a statement of personal goals), Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Oliver A. Garden, Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010.

For further information, please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. Nicola Mason (215-898-3996,

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Posting Date 07/28/2017
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Posting Number 1331
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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Research Statement/Research Proposals
  4. Personal Statement