TENURE TRACK POSITION in POPULATION MEDICINE, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
University of Pennsylvania - New Bolton Center
Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Salary: “$90,000 to $175,000
depends on qualifications and experience
Relocation costs - $7,500 payable after 1 year employment and subject to applicable receipts
DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) within the Section of Population Medicine in the Department of Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center. Professional responsibilities will be divided between research (75%) and academic duties (25%), including teaching of veterinary students, interaction with stakeholders in the agricultural industry, and contribution to the newly-formed Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security (CSAFS), which was launched in October, 2022.
Applicants must hold a VMD/DVM or equivalent degree, and/or a PhD, with advanced training in fields applicable to the balance between environmental sustainability of farm animal agriculture and food security. Preference will be given to candidates who will develop their own investigative niche while contributing to collaborative scholarship as an active member of the Section of Population Medicine and the CSAFS. The candidate will join a vibrant team of faculty within the Section performing innovative research in rumen microbial genomics and methane mitigation, upcycling of discarded food for production animal feedstuffs, animal health and productivity, reproduction, agricultural animal behavior, welfare and wellbeing, geospatial modeling of disease, biostatistics, food safety and antimicrobial usage, and global food security and agricultural entrepreneurship. The research team works closely with clinical production medicine faculty within the Section, who perform field investigation with dairy and swine farms within the local area, throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
As a tenure-track faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program. Skills in obtaining competitive extramural funding to sustain such research are crucial. Additional expectations include active participation in the Section’s core teaching of nutritional, metabolic, physiological, animal health and production, and/or epidemiological concepts to veterinary students, with the option to develop new elective coursework. The Section has a strong history of research supporting the dairy industry, a major contributor to Pennsylvania’s economy, and we encourage applications from candidates whose work will integrate new concepts and research discoveries into solving issues related to dairy sustainability, efficiency, environmental impact, and mitigation of carbon footprint, including modeling of nutrient flows (nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon) within the farm.
The successful candidate has the potential to access the clinical, teaching and research units on the New Bolton Center Campus, including the Veterinary School’s 200-cow Marshak Dairy; the 250-sow Swine Teaching & Research Center; approximately 250 acres of crop and pasture land; and the facilities and expertise of the internationally renowned New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals. Laboratory space is available dependent on the individual’s programmatic needs.
New Bolton Center is located on 700 rolling acres in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania, with easy access to numerous dairy farms in southeastern Pennsylvania. The campus is only 35 miles from Philadelphia, combining the advantages of a rural setting with those of a nearby major metropolitan center.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/117273
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES/ WOMEN/ INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES/ PROTECTED VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.