Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-QMPSTT [#27450, WDR-00044519]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Dairy Health and Quality Milk Production Services
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Dairy Science
Appl Deadline:2024/05/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/03, listed until 2024/05/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Dairy Health and Quality Milk Production Services
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences,
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate professor ranks to join the team of the Quality Milk Production Services.

Individuals having DVM and/or PhD degrees, or equivalent, and research interests, capacity and performance in a dairy population medicine and udder health area are encouraged to apply. Knowledge and experience in extension and application of dairy production systems are expected.

Other desirable qualities of the successful candidate include strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work in collaborative research, clinical, and teaching environments.

Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS) in the Animal Health Diagnostic Center and New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a leading diagnostic, service and research unit of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, serving dairy farmers, the dairy industry, and dairy veterinarians in New York State, the nation, and beyond. The focus of QMPS research, service, and teaching is on udder health and related herd health, cow welfare, milk quality, and dairy farm employee management. QMPS operates three regional laboratories in NYS, in addition to its central services on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, maintaining a constant presence on dairy farms across the state and beyond to offer comprehensive evaluation of dairy farm operations with regard to optimal and safe production of high-quality milk. Sustained NYS funding and constant revenue generated from fees for diagnostic testing and dairy farm surveys and consults, with an operating budget exceeding $3,000,000 and more than 25 staff and faculty, provides a strong background to launch externally funded cutting edge research projects and programs to further udder health and dairy cow welfare, dairy production, and productivity. New York state is home to 630,000 dairy cows on 3,000 farms producing more than 15,000,000,000 pounds of milk annually.

The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Establishment of an independent, extramurally funded research program is expected in addition to collaborative research efforts. Relevant areas of strength within the department include infectious diseases, diagnostic sciences, epidemiology, production medicine, and genetics. Research, service, and teaching interactions with the Ambulatory and Production Medicine group will be welcome. Excellent opportunities exist for investigative collaborations within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Didactic teaching of dairy-related courses in veterinary core courses and relevant elective courses is also expected along with graduate education through mentoring. Distribution of effort will be determined in accordance with administrative and service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in udder health, cow welfare, and dairy medicine, production, and productivity.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $170,000 and will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Prospective candidates should visit and upload their application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research, service, and teaching interests and philosophy (statements max. 1 page each) as PDF files, and email addresses of 3 references who will be invited to upload their letters at a later time. In addition, we ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research, service, and outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement (max. 1 page) or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

For more information, please contact Dr. Wolfgang Heuwieser, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at

The search committee will begin considering complete applications on May 1, 2024, until the position is filled.

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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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