College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-CHAIR [#8320]
Position Title: Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Veterinary Leadership Research Categories / Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, pathology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/10/17, finished 2017/06/06)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences ( The department consistently ranks at the top of similar departments of veterinary colleges, and is home to internationally recognized faculty conducting basic and applied research in areas including mammalian genetics, cell and developmental biology, reproductive biology, cardiovascular disease, cancer mechanisms, stem cell biology and comparative pathology/physiology. The department is also home to the University’s Centers for Vertebrate Genomics (VERGE) and Reproductive Genomics (CRG), the Cancer Cell Initiative, and the Stem Cell Program. Department faculty are involved in teaching at the DVM professional, graduate and undergraduate levels and include those with clinical responsibilities, both in veterinary anatomic pathology and at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City. We are seeking a scholar of recognized scientific stature with a strong, extramurally funded research program and leadership ability to support and strengthen the Department's international prominence in biomedical research, along with its major teaching and service missions.

Cornell is embarking on new life sciences initiatives in Genome biology, Infectious diseases, and Nanoscale Biology. The new Chair of Biomedical Sciences will be expected to contribute towards one or more of these initiatives in the Life Sciences. Relevant web links are available at:

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. Committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, we welcome candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. 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 at:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are asked to submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and the names and addresses of three references to the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Avery August, c/o Ms. Pat Janhonen, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, S2-005 Schurman Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853. Electronic applications are preferred. Please send to

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
Office of the Dean
S2-005 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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