Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-SASTS [#24838]
Position Title: Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Appl Deadline:2024/04/26 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/05/11, listed until 2024/04/26)
Position Description:    

FOUR-DAY clinical week in Academics!

Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a clinical or tenure track Soft Tissue Surgery faculty position in the Section of Companion Animal Surgery. The collective goals of the Section include supporting robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, providing excellent surgical services in the Companion Animal Hospital in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, and maintaining strong teaching and outreach programs. The successful candidate would join a current faculty of five board-certified surgeons (soft tissue and orthopedic), an incoming sixth surgeon who is completing their residency now, and supported by eight experienced, licensed technicians (LVT), six surgery residents, and ten rotating interns in a comprehensive, state-of-the-art teaching and referral hospital. Soft tissue faculty work four consecutive days a week when on clinics. The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, including rigid and flexible video-endoscopy (with near-infrared capabilities), Ho-YAG, CO2, and diode lasers, multiple flat-panel C-arms for intra-operative imaging, 1.5 tesla MRI, 16-slice CT, nuclear scintigraphy imaging, an R/F room for fluoroscopic procedures, intraoperative ultrasound, and a linear accelerator. A DaVinci Si surgical robot, the first at a veterinary school, is also onsite. Installation of a new linear accelerator with stereotactic capability will occur in 2023 and construction of a dedicated interventional radiology surgical suite is planned for 2024, to include the capacity for 3D rotational angiography, cone-beam CT, and fusion software. Capacity for 3D printing for pre-procedural planning is available on site.

The Section provides care for patients in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a tertiary care service and teaching facility with a diverse caseload and an established referral base. Clinical service and teaching responsibilities are distributed among the faculty members and residents. Faculty have the opportunity to participate in training undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students, as well as rotating interns and residents. Faculty members are expected to develop and sustain a program in clinical, basic, or translational research. A generous start-up funding package would be available to the successful tenure track candidate to enable establishment of a successful research program. Dedicated clinical research technician support is available, as is administrative support. The College of Veterinary Medicine also provides a robust internal funding structure both for research support and the support of innovative teaching methodology.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are eligible to sit the board examination in veterinary surgery will be considered. The successful tenure track candidate should have demonstrated an aptitude for clinical or basic science research. The section of soft tissue surgery is intensely collaborative - the ideal candidate will be an innovative team player with a passion for soft tissue surgery and the desire to focus on a specific clinical area to enhance the overall strengths of the section.

The successful candidate will contribute to clinical teaching as well as classroom teaching of lectures and labs, using evidence-based teaching methodologies to help students gain a deep, long-term understanding of the course material and the ability to apply knowledge and skills in a professional context. As a clinician educator, the successful candidate will routinely observe and assess students’ clinical performance and provide them with timely and specific feedback to help them improve their performance as a developing clinician.

Cornell University is a progressive institution where clinical innovation and research are a priority. There are extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research within the College of Veterinary Medicine and within the University as a whole, including Biomedical Engineering, Animal Science and extending to Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell Tech (Cornell’s new graduate technology campus), both of which are in New York City.

The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that will interact well with all hospital sections. Clinical duties will require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to lead, enable, and inspire others to attain a healthier world for animals and people. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary schools worldwide, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services and exemplary animal care. The College continuously produces a stream of scientific breakthroughs while also preparing students, veterinarians, and scientists to assume vital roles in scientific inquiry, local and global health, public policy and clinical, population, and diagnostic veterinary medicine.

Distribution of effort in the section and department will be determined by the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s academic goals and expertise. Rank, title and salary, will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Cornell University is in Ithaca on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, all the major East-coast metropolitan centers remain easily accessible from Ithaca by car, bus, train, and air. 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 equally committed to these values and would 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

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Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: The required sections of the application include: 1. A cover letter including a statement of career goals, including how your work effort to date has had an impact on creating an inclusive environment. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Statements of (a) teaching philosophy and goals, (b) research interests and plans, and (c) inclusion and diversity. 4. Email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity? This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and future efforts at promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators. It should convey how they see these continuing at Cornell and may focus on teaching, research, or service.

Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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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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