Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-SASTS [#13556]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/04/09, finished 2020/04/09, listed until 2019/10/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track Soft Tissue Surgery faculty position in the Section of Companion Animal Surgery. This position will result in a total of three tenure-track soft tissue surgeons with the goals of supporting robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, providing excellent surgical services in the Hospital, and maintaining a strong teaching and outreach program. The successful candidate would become a member of a team of six highly collaborative board-certified surgeons (soft tissue and orthopedic) supported by 7 experienced, licensed technicians (LVT), four surgery residents, and six rotating interns in a comprehensive, state-of-the art teaching and referral hospital.  The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment including rigid and flexible video-endoscopy, Ho-YAG, CO2, and diode lasers, flat-panel C-arm for intra-operative imaging, 1.5 tesla MRI, 16-slice CT, nuclear imaging, intraoperative ultrasound, and a linear accelerator.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Board certification in veterinary surgery (ACVS) is preferred, but candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are eligible to sit the board examination in veterinary surgery will be considered. Clinical and/or basic science research experience is desirable.  Clinical expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and surgical oncology are strongly desired. 

Distribution of effort in the section and department will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in soft tissue surgery.  The Section provides care for patients in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a tertiary care service and teaching facility with a diverse caseload and an established referral base.  Clinical service and teaching responsibilities are distributed among the faculty members and residents. Faculty have the opportunity to participate in training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students, as well as rotating interns and residents.  Faculty members are expected to develop and sustain a program in clinical, basic, and/or translational research. Independent research space is available.  Cornell is a world-class research institution with extensive research facilities and opportunities on campus for collaboration with basic scientists of all disciplines.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at the College and University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City. 

Clinical duties require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all of the sections in the Hospital.

Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

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.

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 develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.

For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Manuel Martin-Flores, Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

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, and inclusion and diversity; and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.

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 all of three factors.

Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Clinical Programs Center C3-513
Ithaca, NY 14853

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