Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-NEURO [#10519]
Position Title: Clinical Track or Tenure Track Faculty in Neurology/Neurosurgery
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/11/21, finished 2018/06/15)
Position Description:    

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

Faculty Position in Neurology/Neurosurgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites national and international applications for a Clinical or Tenure Track faculty position in the Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with the academic credentials and experience of the successful candidate. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or eligibility for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) or the European College of Veterinary Neurology. Training, experience and interest in neurosurgery is essential, although the position will provide opportunities to further neurosurgical skills.

The successful candidate will join a team of two, to make a team of three, board-certified faculty Neurologists /Neurosurgeons, three residents and three licensed veterinary technicians in providing service in Cornell University’s Companion Animal Hospital. 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; due consideration will be given to the candidate’s career goals.

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 a 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 of neurology residents, surgery residents, rotating interns, and veterinary students. The candidate is expected to be a leader in excellent clinical care for medical and surgical patients. The appointee will be responsible for clinical and classroom instruction to veterinary students and house officers, active continuing education to the veterinary community, and will be expected to participate in collaborative clinical research (clinical track), or independent research (tenure track). Cornell University is a world-class research and clinical 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, managing neurosurgical cases, will be shared among Neurology faculty; however, the Companion Animal Hospital is also supported by 24/7 Emergency Receiving and Critical Care Services, and Anesthesiology Service. The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that will interface well with all sections of the hospital.

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. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. Ithaca is a nature-lovers paradise with ample opportunity for outdoor activities.

For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, Chair of the Search Committee at

The required sections of the application include: • A cover letter describing your clinical interests/ expertise and teaching philosophy for house staff, DVM students, and veterinarians in continuing education programs. • Your curriculum vitae. • The email addresses of 3 referees who will be invited to upload letters of reference at this site.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 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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