Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Fellowship ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-DERMPOSTDOC [#21842]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Associate Position (Dermatology Fellowship)
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Dermatology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/05/26, finished 2022/09/26, listed until 2022/11/26)

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

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Section of Dermatology at Cornell University invites applicants to apply for a Postdoctoral Associate (Dermatology Fellowship) position. This position is designed to help veterinarians develop expertise in a specialty field, work closely with a mentor in the area of specialization to gain clinical and research experience, while also teaching veterinary students and residents.

Responsibilities for this position consist of specialty clinical service (40%), research (40%), and resident/veterinary student training (20%). Percentage appointment is negotiable and can be tailored to applicant’s preferences.

The Dermatology caseload at Cornell University includes more than 1100 annual cases. The caseload is comprised of small animal appointments seen in the clinic as well as numerous small, large, and exotic animal consults seen throughout the hospital. The applicant is also expected to attend didactic resident training rounds, journal clubs, and dermatohistopathology rounds.

This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Qualifications: The applicant must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution. Successful completion of a rotating internship is preferred, but not required, before application. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

To apply: Send a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, contributions to inclusion and diversity, and contact information for three 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.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Mitzi Clark, Dermatology Section Chief at

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