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Lecturer of Animal Welfare and Behavior

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

Lecturer of Animal Welfare and Behavior

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Open Date: Jun 02, 2023
Deadline: Jun 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine (CSAM), invites qualified individuals to apply for an open Lecturer position in Animal Welfare and Behavior (AWB). The strongest candidates for this position will have a record of, or clear potential for scholarship in, AWB science. Candidates are required to have a PhD or DVM degree. The successful candidate's primary area of focus might involve any number of AWB scientific fields including animal behavior and welfare science and human-animal interaction, amongst others. A focus on companion animals is preferred. Candidates without US citizenship or permanent resident status will be required to obtain the necessary visas.

Lecturer positions are 1-year positions with the potential for renewal up to 2 times, for a total duration of 3 years. The Lecturer will have the opportunity to interact with CSAM's Shelter Medicine Program and Behavior Service as well as the School's AWB Master's degree and certificate programs. Duties include collaborative AWB scholarship in the School of Veterinary Medicine as well as across the University Campus and Philadelphia community. The combination of clinical service in the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and didactic teaching is anticipated to comprise no more than 5% of the Lecturer's duties.

The strongest candidates for this position will have a record of, or clear potential for scholarship in, AWB science, and have a Ph.D. or DVM degree, or both. Salaries will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience. Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should apply electronically to The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a brief statement of professional experience and goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Susan Volk, Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery and Chair of the Search Committee. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Sandy Lamonaca, Search Coordinator:

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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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