Cornell University, Biomedical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-BioMed-ANATFAC [#20545, WDR-00028707]
Position Title: Anatomy Faculty Position in Biomedical Sciences
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anatomy
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/11/17, listed until 2022/04/06)
Position Description:    

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

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 vaccine and booster 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 full 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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recruiting anatomy faculty (track and rank open) to provide instruction and shared leadership in Foundation Course I, The Animal Body. This is a multidisciplinary, problem-based learning anatomy course that covers the animal body at the levels of systems, compartments, and spatial and structural organization; organ systems at the tissue, cellular and organelle level; and body features relevant to non-invasive and invasive diagnostic procedures. Attention is given to body functions supported by anatomical features. Learning occurs in the classroom, small group case-based discussions, and in dissection and computer-based histology and imaging labs. Additional teaching in elective anatomy and other courses will depend on track and applicant expertise. Faculty develop teaching innovations in collaboration with our Educational Support Services staff.

Applicants with a teaching focus and/or basic or applied research programs are encouraged to apply. The Department of Biomedical Sciences serves as a hub for many campus-wide centers that support various research areas, and has working groups in areas including biomechanics, single cell genomics, transcriptional regulation, DNA replication, recombination and repair, and others. The department is home to the Clinical Pathology Section and anatomy-oriented members collaborate with clinical faculty in the Diagnostic Imaging, Anesthesia, Surgery and Sports Medicine Sections. The university has outstanding research resources for genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, microscopy, CT and ultrasound imaging, flow cytometry, computational biology, proteomics and metabolomics.

Qualifications include: a PhD in a biomedical science field related to anatomy; and/or research or teaching experience in applied medicine; and/or a DVM or other medical degree with clinical, residency, or research experiences rooted in anatomy (such as imaging, pathology or surgery). A passion for teaching is a must.

Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Cornell University 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 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. Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with ample opportunity for outdoor activities. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.

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.

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To apply, submit a cover letter with a statement of career goals, including research objectives, if appropriate; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests, philosophy, and plans; the names of three individuals who can provide references; and a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity. Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

Review of applications will begin as soon as ads are posted, and continue until the position is filled.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity? This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers, clinicians, 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. Review of applications will begin as soon as ads are posted, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

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:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences
T4018 Vet Research Tower
Ithaca NY 14853