Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-NEURO [#17598]
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 (2020/11/19, finished 2021/12/22, listed until 2021/10/31)
Position Description:    

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

Faculty Position in Neurology/Neurosurgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a Clinical or Tenure Track faculty position in the Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) or in the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN); or have successfully completed a residency in neurology/neurosurgery and be eligible for board certification in veterinary neurology (ACVIM-Neurology or ECVN) in 2021. Training and experience in neurosurgery are essential.

The successful candidate will join a team of two board-certified faculty neurologists/neurosurgeons, three residents and three licensed veterinary technicians in providing service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. 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 with consideration of the position as either clinical or tenure track.

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 an 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 in neurology and neurosurgery of neurology residents and surgery residents. Oversight and training in neurology of other specialty residents and interns will also be expected, along with supervision of clinical year veterinary students. The candidate is expected to provide excellent clinical care for medical and surgical patients which includes between specialty service consultation. The appointee will be responsible for didactic and laboratory instruction to veterinary students and house officers, active continuing education to the veterinary community, and will be expected to conduct an active research program. Cornell University is a world-class research 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 will be shared among Neurology faculty; however, the Hospital is also supported by 24/7 Emergency Receiving and Critical Care and Anesthesiology Services. The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that interfaces well with all sections of the hospital.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to lead, enable, and inspire others to attain a healthier world for animals and people. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary schools in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as exemplary animal care. The college continuously produces a stream of scientific breakthroughs while also preparing students, veterinarians, and scientists to assume vital roles in scientific inquiry, local and global health, public policy and individual and population-based veterinary medicine.

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8. 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. Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion has been Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our climate by fostering diversity and inclusion. 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 Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

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

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

The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Because of campus closures and the likelihood of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be conducting virtual interviews with qualified candidates for this position with the intention of scheduling additional in-person meetings as permitted.

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 any combination of these factors.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2021.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

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