The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a Clinical or Tenure Track faculty position in the Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) or in the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN); or have successfully completed a residency in neurology/neurosurgery and be eligible for board certification in veterinary neurology (ACVIM-Neurology or ECVN) in 2021. Training and experience in neurosurgery are essential.
The successful candidate will join a team of two board-certified faculty neurologists/neurosurgeons, three residents and three licensed veterinary technicians in providing service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Distribution of effort will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s areas of expertise within the specialty of Neurology/Neurosurgery with consideration of the position as either clinical or tenure track.
The hospital is a comprehensive teaching and referral center with advanced diagnostic capabilities, including MRI (1.5T), CT (16-slice spiral CT), fluoroscopy, and intraoperative ultrasound. The service also has an MRI-guided stereotactic brain biopsy system (Brainsight), electrodiagnostic testing (Cadwell Lab, Inc., Sierra Wave), and a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA).
Responsibilities will include shared oversight and training in neurology and neurosurgery of neurology residents and surgery residents. Oversight and training in neurology of other specialty residents and interns will also be expected, along with supervision of clinical year veterinary students. The candidate is expected to provide excellent clinical care for medical and surgical patients which includes between specialty service consultation. The appointee will be responsible for didactic and laboratory instruction to veterinary students and house officers, active continuing education to the veterinary community, and will be expected to conduct an active research program. Cornell University is a world-class research institution; hence there are extensive opportunities on campus for research and collaborations.
Clinical duties require flexible working hours including daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. After-hours and emergency back-up support for neurology and surgery residents will be shared among Neurology faculty; however, the Hospital is also supported by 24/7 Emergency Receiving and Critical Care and Anesthesiology Services. The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that interfaces well with all sections of the hospital.
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to lead, enable, and inspire others to attain a healthier world for animals and people. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary schools in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as exemplary animal care. The college continuously produces a stream of scientific breakthroughs while also preparing students, veterinarians, and scientists to assume vital roles in scientific inquiry, local and global health, public policy and individual and population-based veterinary medicine.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion has been Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our climate by fostering diversity and inclusion. The College of Veterinary Medicine also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples through Cornell’s Dual Career Program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny.
Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.
The required sections of the application include a cover letter including statement of career goals; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals, research interests and plans, clinical interests and contributions to inclusion and diversity; and email addresses for letter requests of three referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.
The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Because of campus closures and the likelihood of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be conducting virtual interviews with qualified candidates for this position with the intention of scheduling additional in-person meetings as permitted.
What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity?
A statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Such articulation can focus on teaching, research, or service, or any combination of these factors.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 18, 2020.
About Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell is located in Ithaca on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. Ithaca is a vibrant city with art museums, theaters, and a diverse selection of restaurants. It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and downhill skiing areas. Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with ample opportunity for outdoor activities. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.