Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-ANESTH [#25267]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anesthesiology
Appl Deadline:2023/08/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/04, listed until 2024/02/04)
Position Description:    

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Section of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. They should be board certified, or be considered board-eligible, by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia or the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. The successful candidate will join a Section that includes a minimum of five board-certified faculty members. The Section supports robust preclinical and clinical research programs, provides excellent anesthesia and pain medicine services in a teaching and referral hospital, and maintains strong teaching and outreach programs.

The effort of the new faculty member will be distributed among clinical teaching and clinical service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA), research, and didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and residents. The specifics of the effort distribution will be determined in accordance with Section needs, the academic priorities of the College, and the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute meaningfully to the body of knowledge that underpins the practice of veterinary medicine. Experience in clinical research and/or preclinical research is desirable. Cornell fosters an environment that actively supports such research; it appoints mentors when necessary and provides infrastructure that helps obtain both internal and external funding for research. There are extensive opportunities for collaborative research within the College and the University, including the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and the Cornell Tech campuses in New York city.

The new faculty member will provide clinical service and clinical teaching in the CUHA teaching hospital. The hospital serves companion animals, horses, farm animals, and exotic companion animals; it is well-equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment including multiple modern anesthesia workstations. The section is supported by five specialty residents and 16 experienced, licensed technicians. CUHA prioritizes patient care in a collegial environment that facilitates student and resident learning, and clinical research. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other sections in the Hospital.

Apart from teaching through clinical service, the new faculty member will participate in the other teaching of the Section including lecture and laboratory-based teaching of DVM students and will participate in the biannual OSCE exams. In line with their areas of expertise, they will also have the opportunity to participate in preclinical teaching in the veterinary curriculum; this might employ teaching modalities such as case-based learning. Resident teaching is recognized as a part of the college’s mission, and Section of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences partners with the Section in an established resident exchange program.

Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to lead, enable, and inspire a healthier world for animals and people. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary schools in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as exemplary animal care. The college 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.

Cornell is 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 ample opportunity for outdoor activities. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.

Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion is part of 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

For more information regarding this position, go to: or contact Dr. Galina Hayes, Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

The required sections of the application are: 1) a cover letter including a statement of career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of research, clinical interests and plans; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals; 5) a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity; and 6) the names and email addresses of 3 referees who will be invited to upload letters of reference at this site.

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, and/or service.

Review of applications will begin August 28th, 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. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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