Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-BEHAVIOR [#22206, Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences]
Position Title: Tenure or Clinical/Specialty Track Faculty in Behavior
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Research
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/01, listed until 2023/01/17)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, invites applications for a tenure or clinical track faculty position in the Section of Behavior. This position will be one of two full-time faculty being recruited for the college’s new Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior. These two faculty positions, as well as resident, staff, and research support are endowed by a $12.1M gift from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, ensuring that the institute will be a world leader in advancing the discipline of animal behavior. We are seeking individuals who share that passion and have the vision, drive, and ability to develop a world-class program. This clinically-focused position will also be expected to contribute to the teaching and outreach mission of the institute, as well as help advance the discipline and animal health through impactful translational and clinical research.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a fulfilling place to work with ample opportunities for a robust and rewarding career for faculty members. The teaching hospital provides a diverse and challenging small and large animal caseload, and is well-equipped and supported for clinical research. Extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research exist at the Veterinary College and throughout the University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City. Candidates with a special interest in equine behavior can find unique opportunities for developing their clinical and research interests at our satellite equine referral hospital on the backstretch of the Belmont racetrack. Candidates with a small animal focus can develop consultation arrangements and collaborative research opportunities with the college-owned and affiliated small animal specialty practice in Stamford, Connecticut.

Candidates must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Preference will be given to those with board certification in the American College of Veterinary Behavior or the European College of Veterinary Behavior; however, candidates who have completed or who will be completing an approved residency within a year will be considered, if prior research experience is demonstrated. Clinical teaching and service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, lecture and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers, and the establishment of an independent research program are expected. Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the position (clinical track or tenure track), service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in behavior. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others in the institute, hospital, college, and university.

Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. Cornell 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 art 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 abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.

For more information, go to: Department of Clinical Sciences | Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine or contact Dr. Carolyn McDaniel, Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

The required sections of the application include a cover letter describing your clinical interests, teaching philosophy, career goals, inclusion and diversity statement, research interests, curriculum vitae, and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site. Please ensure you select to send an email reminder to the reference writer(s) indicated in your submission. If you have concerns with submitting your references online, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee.

Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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