Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-CHCEA [#19788]
Position Title: Canine Health Center Extension Associate
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Canine Health
Appl Deadline:2021/11/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/27, listed until 2021/11/05)
Position Description:    

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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.

Extension Associate
Canine Health Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The Cornell Canine Health Center (CHC) seeks a part-time (50%) veterinarian to serve as liaison between the Cornell Health Center (CHC) and the dog-owning public. Duties include:

●     Advise CHC leadership on the development and delivery of high quality content for CHC web site, social media channels, blog, communications, and events that meets the interests and needs of an online external community interested in the health and well-being of dogs

●     Develop and deliver canine health-related content covering a broad variety of topics at a level appropriate for a general audience. Communication channels will include text-based media (print and digital), recorded media (e.g. videos and podcasts), and live media (streaming and direct)

●     Assist CVM and CHC Communications in directing PR and media requests to topic experts

●     Coordinate and review content prepared by other topic experts, especially CVM faculty, ensuring consistent quality and voice

●     Serve on advisory board for Cornell DogWatch and work closely with DogWatch editor to identify opportunities for synergy across communication channels

●     Advise CHC communications team on stories of potential public interest across the hospital, college, and profession

●     Help develop and participate in a remote consult line that provides value for CHC members and complements telehealth services of the hospital

This is a one-year, annually renewable position with responsibilities and commitment subject to change based on needs and resources. This position can be fulfilled remotely with occasional scheduled on-site presence.

The successful candidate will have a DVM (or equivalent) with up to 3 years’ experience as a practicing veterinarian in a clinical small animal practice. The applicant should have a broad and current knowledge base related to canine health, including behavior and nutrition. Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to explain complex and medical concepts in compelling and engaging ways to a lay audience.  In addition, they should have strong editing skills to guide and review the content of other writers. Preference will be given to individuals with a DVM and 5 yrs. advanced training and/or demonstrated proficiency in an area related to canine health.

To apply, submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, and a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and the names of 3 individuals who can provide references.

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.

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. 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 welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our climate by fostering diversity and inclusion.  We support diverse beliefs and free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff and students encourage these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic activities. 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.

The committee will review applications and nominations from qualified individuals no later than October 12, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications can be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at: Please send questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. David Lee, at .

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

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