Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-CDD [#15183]
Position Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Position in Veterinary Curriculum Design and Development, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Curriculum and Instruction
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/18, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2020/04/18)
Position Description:    

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Position in Veterinary Curriculum Design and Development
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer faculty position in Veterinary Curriculum Design and Development. The successful candidate will be part of a college team leading a veterinary curriculum enhancement initiative, and will draw upon their clinical and veterinary education expertise to facilitate the effort.

In 2017, Cornell launched a veterinary curriculum enhancement initiative with the development of a Cornell DVM competency framework. The framework defines the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of new graduates from our program. In the next stage of the initiative, the college will develop instructional activities and assessments that align with these competencies. The successful applicant will play a key role in this development.

This position in Veterinary Curriculum Design and Development will support the curriculum enhancement initiative across all stages of the effort, beginning with curriculum redesign and moving through implementation of the curricular revisions as well as ongoing maintenance, with an emphasis on continual improvement of the curriculum. The initial focus will be on the clinical portion of the curriculum including foundation (core) clinical courses, distribution (elective) courses, clinical rotations in the teaching hospital, and off-campus externships and opportunity blocks. The successful candidate will be a member of the Clinical Education Task Force charged with designing and implementing an innovative, forward-thinking clinical education program that will prepare graduates for a successful career in veterinary medicine. The successful applicant for this Veterinary Curriculum Design and Development position will play a key role in the Task Force, serving as a liaison to facilitate two-way communication with relevant stakeholder groups across the college, such as faculty and technical staff. The successful candidate will also teach in the DVM program and may have a clinical service effort, depending on professional qualifications, interest, and college needs.  The distribution of effort is negotiable, but will be primarily focused on curriculum design, implementation, and ongoing support, as well as didactic teaching and clinical teaching.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with the DVM curriculum enhancement initiative, including serving on the Clinical Education Task Force to provide coordination and continuity of efforts across the initiative. Collaborate with faculty to implement new teaching and assessment methods and evaluate educational impact.
  • Teach in the DVM curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will be tailored to professional background, interests, and areas of greatest need. Teaching will include serving as a tutor in problem-based learning courses. Clinical teaching (e.g., in hospital, ambulatory, or diagnostic services) may be possible, depending on qualifications and needs.
  • Contribute to outcomes assessment of the DVM program including the development of a new student competency tracking platform to monitor student performance, and providing student feedback and mentoring to ensure optimal progression through the competency-based curriculum.
  • Assist with developing and implementing a new faculty training, mentoring, and peer review of teaching program to strengthen evidence-based teaching and assessment across the pre-clinical and clinical curriculum.
  • Collaborate with the Educational Support Services team to assist with the design, development, and implementation of technology-enhanced learning resources for use in Cornell curricula, as well as externally-focused grants and contracts with the potential for broad, strategic impact.
  • Collaborate with faculty to conduct scholarly research in veterinary education, including investigation of outcomes related to curricular enhancement efforts, and publish findings in peer reviewed journals.
  • Pursue professional training opportunities to further develop as a clinician educator.

The position will report to the Associate Dean for Education and Department Chair and will require frequent and effective collaboration with the Director of Veterinary Curriculum, Assistant Dean for Learning and Instruction, Hospital Administration, College Curriculum Committee, Clinical Education Task Force, Educational Support Services team, and teaching faculty. 

The successful candidate will hold a DVM or equivalent degree, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical practice (general or specialty) or similar experience. They must have experience teaching and be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving veterinary education. Essential candidate qualities include excellent interpersonal skills, such as the ability to communicate clearly, collaborate in a team setting, and build consensus among diverse constituents, as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more information about the position or the search, contact Dr. Marnie FitzMaurice, Search Committee Chair,  Interested candidates should provide their application materials (cover letter including statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, separate teaching statement, statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and names of three references; we will request letters of references as part of the application process, to Application review will begin on November 15, 2019, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity? This 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 three factors.

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.  The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches. 

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, veterinary medical education, biomedical research, and public health. It has been consistently ranked as a top veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report since 2000.

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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.

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S3 208 Veterinary Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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