Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Welfare and Behavior, Tenure track
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine, Section of Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for an open faculty position in the Tenure Track (TT) in Animal Welfare and Behavior (AWB) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The strongest candidates for this position will have a record of, or clear potential for scholarship in, AWB science that includes extramural grants, studies, and program development. The successful candidate’s primary area of focus might involve any number of AWB scientific fields including animal behavior and welfare science, cognitive neuroscience, and human-animal interaction, amongst others. However, a focus on companion animals will be preferred. Members of standing faculty in the Tenure Track (TT) are primarily devoted to research in their field of expertise. TT Faculty annually spend no more than 5-15% of their time in clinical patient care, teaching, and/or service. It is imperative that the candidate’s primary and driving career interests and goals include scholarly accomplishment in the field, procurement of funding to support their research, and that they fully understand the duties and expectations specific to the TT track. In addition to scholarship, TT faculty also must excel in teaching and/or service.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree or degrees. While not a requirement, individuals with a DVM/VMD or other doctoral veterinary degrees are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted immediately. Though negotiable, the anticipated start date of the position is January 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated record of academic success, however, candidates with less experience but with a drive and desire for academic excellence and research are strongly encouraged to apply.