Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-EXOTICS [#18829]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Companion Exotic Animal Medicine
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/06/21, listed until 2021/12/21)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Faculty Position in Companion Exotic Animal Medicine The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Cornell University invites applications for a clinical track or tenure track faculty position in the Section of Zoological Medicine. The section is composed of six faculty members who provide clinical service to the Exotic Pet Service at Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA), the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, and the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital. The activities of this new faculty member will center on the Exotic Pet Service, which is situated in the heart of CUHA, a fully equipped and staffed veterinary teaching hospital on the main campus of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The faculty of the Section of Zoological Medicine support robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, maintain a strong teaching and outreach program, and provide consulting services to a variety of referring veterinarians and other institutions. The faculty are supported by experienced, licensed technicians, a resident in zoological medicine and two interns in zoological medicine. Consultation and active collaboration with other specialists from the CUHA and the CVM are encouraged. Blood and other tissue samples can be processed on site, or they can be sent to the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center or to other referral centers.

Candidates must have a veterinary degree. Clinical expertise in avian/exotic pet medicine is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who are board-certified or who are considered board-eligible by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) or American Board of Veterinary Practitioners; candidates who are similarly qualified by the European College of Zoological Medicine will also be considered.

Distribution of effort in the section and department will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in zoological medicine. Clinical service and teaching at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, lecture and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers, and independent and collaborative research are expected. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at the College and University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City, and at the Zoo.

Clinical duties require flexible working hours that will include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively. There is another position advertised in the Section of Zoological Medicine working predominantly on the zoo service. Candidates are welcome to apply to both positions separately.

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 clinical, population, and diagnostic 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.

Cornell University is in Ithaca on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Although it is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, all the major East-coast metropolitan centers are easily accessible from Ithaca by car, bus, train, and air. Cornell 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. James Morrisey, Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: The required sections of the electronic application include: a cover letter that incorporates a statement of the candidate’s career goals; a curriculum vitae; a statement of their teaching philosophy and goals, a description of their research interests and plans, a description of their contributions to inclusion and diversity; and the email addresses of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters of reference at this site.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity? This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future efforts at promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators. It should convey how they see these continuing at Cornell, and can focus on teaching, research, and/or service. 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. Review of applications will begin on July 15 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 15.

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:
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Clinical Programs Center C3-513
Ithaca, NY 14853

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