Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-ERPA [#25114]
Position Title: Educational Research Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Small Animal Community Practice
Appl Deadline:2023/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/06, finished 2023/10/02, listed until 2024/01/06)
Position Description:    

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

Dr. Casey Cazer, Associate Hospital Director for the Small Animal Community Practice at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral associate in the field of educational research. Dr. Cazer will serve as the primary mentor and provide support and guidance on study development, data analysis, project management, and scientific writing. Funds are available to support the research projects and travel to scientific conferences.

The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with clinical faculty and curriculum leaders to identify best practices in higher education that can be implemented at Cornell to improve our clinical veterinary curriculum. This could include conducting structured literature reviews, scoping reviews, and systematic reviews of clinical education topics. The postdoctoral associate will help faculty implement best practices within clinical rotations, ranging from an advisory to a hands-on role, for example, creating assessments or learning activities. The postdoctoral associate will conduct novel research on clinical education methods under the supervision of Dr. Cazer, including designing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting and publishing results. Our areas of interest include student competency outcomes, student engagement, and the impact of instructional methodologies on learning. There will be opportunities to develop independently driven projects in veterinary education. Qualified candidates will have opportunities to supervise graduate, veterinary, and/or undergraduate research students.


• Conduct novel research on teaching techniques and approaches to advance veterinary clinical education

• Contribute to creating a clinical curriculum that supports student learning and excellence with a foundation of evidence-based pedagogy

• Draft manuscripts and publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals

• Present results at conferences and seminars

• Contribute to developing and writing grant proposals


• Ph.D. in Education or a related discipline, or a Doctor of Education (Ed.D), or a health professional doctorate (e.g., DVM, MD) with substantial experience in educational research or pedagogy.

• Experience with designing educational research studies and analyzing educational data. Preference for experience with quantitative and qualitative research.

• Experience in veterinary or medical education specifically is not required.

• Must be able to work independently and as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.

• Strong analytic and written communication skills are required.

• Proficiency in a data analysis software (e.g., R, STATA, SAS) preferred

This is a 1-year, full-time appointment with a potential for extension contingent on successful performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and align with the NIH post-doctoral payscale. This position is anticipated to start in the fall of 2023.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Dr. Casey Cazer (

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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.

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Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Clinical Programs Center C3-513
Ithaca, NY 14853