Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-PMDSCHAIR [#23843]
Position Title: Department Chair, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Veterinary Leadership Research Categories
Appl Deadline:2023/01/13 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/28, listed until 2023/05/28)
Position Description:    


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (

The Chair will lead a highly successful department with faculty in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Ambulatory and Production Medicine, Shelter Medicine, Wildlife Health & Health Policy, Public Health, and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) with its comprehensive portfolio of a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory. The mission of the department is to promote the health, productivity, and welfare of food-and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and zoo and free-ranging wildlife populations, to ensure the safety of foods of animal origin, and to prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health and to prepare students and post-graduate trainees for careers in these areas.

The college seeks a dynamic individual to lead the department in all aspects of academic activity, including stewardship of resources and personnel. In collaboration with the faculty, the Chair fosters excellence in teaching, research, and clinical and diagnostic services, for the advancement of animal and human health. The Chair provides oversight for the recruitment, retention and professional development of departmental faculty and staff and works closely with the Executive Director of the AHDC and the Director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals to coordinate department, clinical, and diagnostic laboratory functions. The Chair, furthermore, is expected to pursue scholarly activities in their area of expertise.

Applicants will have a veterinary degree, and/or have a PhD in a discipline relevant to department interests. Individuals with an MD or other health profession degree and experience in disciplines relevant to the department are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a record of leadership, active participation in academic activities, and evidence of balance and excellence in teaching, research and/or clinical and diagnostic activities sufficient to qualify for a tenured academic appointment in the department.

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. Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion has been 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. 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.

Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are asked to apply using this link and submitting:

  • A cover letter including a statement of career goals and vision
  • A statement of research interests and plans
  • A statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names  of  3  individuals  who  can  provide letters of reference

Questions may be sent via email to the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor Dr. Diego Diel at

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.

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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