Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-SHELTMED [#16477, WDR-00023436]
Position Title: Instructor of Shelter Medicine
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Shelter Medicine
Appl Deadline:2020/08/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/06/23, finished 2020/10/16, listed until 2020/12/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Non Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Shelter Medicine

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a one-year appointment as an Instructor in the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program

The successful candidate will have experience in population health management for companion animals, high-quality/high-volume spay/neuter, and clinical teaching in a shelter setting to include individual clinical care for dogs and cats.  Primary responsibilities will include providing clinical service through teaching to include clinical instruction of interns and veterinary students, didactic teaching in rounds and classes, and clinical outreach through a shelter medicine rotation to animal shelters.  The Instructor will oversee students and interns providing medical care to shelter animals, including in-shelter animals, foster animals, and urgent care patients presenting for surrender to the SPCA.  Additional services may be provided to low-income owners through collaboration and grant programs. The Instructor will perform, instruct, and oversee common surgical procedures, including high-quality, high volume spay neuter procedures, dentistry, enucleations, amputations, and other procedures.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree with at least 2 years of clinical experience. Experience in a shelter environment is required. Completion of a Shelter Medicine Internship or Residency is preferred.

The Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program currently has two full-time Assistant Clinical Professors (one is the program director), an Instructor, a licensed veterinary technician, a program coordinator, and two shelter medicine interns. For clinical work, we partner with a local shelter full-time, and provide additional clinical support regionally.  Additionally, our consultation service engages regionally and nationally, through both remote and onsite collaborations.

Salary will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. 

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Berliner

Prospective candidates should upload their application materials (a personal statement summarizing shelter and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, diversity statement and the names and contact information of three professional references) to AJO job number 16477. Completed applications will be reviewed starting July 15, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For assistance with AJO contact  

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Women, underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
602 Tower Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853

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