Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-BACTI [#13561, WDR-00018035]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Bacteriology and Director of Bacteriology Laboratory
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Infectious Disease
Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline:2019/07/15help popup finished (2019/04/10, finished 2020/04/01, listed until 2019/09/06)
Position Description:    

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Bacteriology
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, and
Director of the Bacteriology Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY ( ) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the field of Bacteriology to direct the Bacteriology Laboratory of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

The candidate will join the dynamic Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences with extramurally funded programs in infectious disease, epidemiology, wildlife health, public health, production and companion animal health, One Health, and genetics. The department is home to over 50 faculty members.

Applicants should have a PhD, DVM, MD, or equivalent degree with postdoctoral training. We seek candidates well trained in a combination of basic and diagnostic sciences to fill an appointment combining research, teaching, and service responsibilities for the Bacteriology Laboratory of the Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC). Areas of research interest include but are not limited to the following: novel diagnostics, vaccinology, -omics, pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, biotechnology, and synthetic biology. There is extensive opportunity to synergize diagnostic bacteriological work and the research program.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an innovative, extramurally funded research program. Cornell University supports a collaborative, interdisciplinary Life Sciences community on the Ithaca campus, which includes a strong Department of Microbiology and Immunology within the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as campus-wide strengths in chemistry, engineering, biophysics, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and computer science. Opportunities for interactions exists with Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

The Bacteriology Laboratory is at the forefront of diagnostic efforts in the field. The Director will share diagnostic responsibilities with a tenured faculty member and be supported by experienced laboratory managers and a highly skilled, well-qualified technical team of 19 technicians. The applicant must dedicate a significant portion of her/his appointment to this University-based diagnostic laboratory environment and have expertise in applied aspects of veterinary bacteriology. The applicant will be expected to maintain and enhance the high quality of diagnostic service that currently exists.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more information about the position or the search, contact Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho, Search Committee Chair, at  Interested candidates should provide their application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of future research interests, statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and names of three references; we will request letters of references as part of the application process) to .  Application review will begin on May 27, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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.

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.  The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches. 

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, veterinary medical education, biomedical research, and public health. It has been consistently ranked as a top veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report since 2000.

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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.

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Further Info:
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

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