Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-VSSPOP [#23401, WDR-00034019]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice, Veterinary Support Services
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline:2023/01/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/21, finished 2023/05/26, listed until 2023/01/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice, Veterinary Support Services
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) and the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, invite applications for a full-time, assistant or associate professor of practice faculty position in Veterinary Support Services (VSS).

The successful candidate will be based at the AHDC & New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Ithaca, NY. The AHDC is a full-service, multidisciplinary, animal disease diagnostic laboratory in the State of New York. It is dedicated to improving animal health and preventing diseases or conditions that might impact animal and human health.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be a member of a team of four veterinarians responsible for facilitating the use of veterinary diagnostic laboratory services to support individual and population animal health. The AHDC VSS team serves as translator and interpreter of testing data and assists veterinary practitioners with selection of appropriate testing strategies, and application of diagnostic test results to disease control and surveillance management strategies for a wide range of animal species and populations. The team works closely with the New York State Veterinarian to implement disease prevention programs, identify reportable diseases, and respond to outbreaks. The successful candidate will provide veterinary expertise to diagnostic laboratory professional staff and provide insight into clinical presentations, standard animal management practices, or animal industry trends that may affect diagnostic testing strategies, results, and interpretations. Veterinary Support Services play a critical role in diagnostic laboratory investigations of emerging diseases and emergency response. The new team member will participate in veterinary diagnostic investigations and research projects, teach diagnostic concepts, prepare educational materials for AHDC veterinary clients, and lecture in the DVM curriculum.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a DVM or equivalent degree; a minimum of 2-3 years veterinary clinical experience with broad species interest; and a particular interest and expertise in population medicine and veterinary laboratory diagnostics. The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A post-graduate degree or experience in preventive medicine, internal medicine, epidemiology, population medicine, public health, information systems, and/or regulatory veterinary medicine will be an advantage. Teaching experience is desirable.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

For more information, please contact Dr. Erin Goodrich, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at Prospective candidates should upload their application materials [cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of diagnostic service interests, and a statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion] together with the email addresses of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at a later time to The search committee will begin considering complete applications on December 15, 2022 or until the position is filled.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion? 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.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, veterinary medical education, public health, and biomedical research. It has been consistently ranked as a top veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report since 2000.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
240 Farrier Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853