Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-SASURGERY [#19049]
Position Title: Clinical Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Surgery
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/07/28, finished 2022/07/07, listed until 2022/01/28)
Position Description:    

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Clinical Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Surgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a one to two year clinical track Small Animal 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 seven board-certified surgeons (soft tissue and orthopedic) supported by eight experienced, licensed technicians (LVT), six surgery residents, and eight rotating interns in a comprehensive, state-of-the-art teaching and referral hospital. The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, including rigid and flexible video-endoscopy, Ho-YAG, CO2, and diode lasers, flat-panel and mini C-arms for intra-operative imaging, 1.5 tesla MRI, 16-slice CT, nuclear imaging, intraoperative ultrasound, and a linear accelerator. Construction of a dedicated interventional radiology/ hybrid surgical suite is scheduled to start in 2022, 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. State of the art orthopedic equipment includes complete arthroscopy equipment, Biomedtrix total hip and total knee replacement sets, and a full complement of implants, including Synthes, Biomedtrix, and Arthrex. Both a custom dual forceplate and forcemat systems are available in-house for both clinical and research use.

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. For this position the faculty member will have the opportunity to collaborate in clinical, basic, or translational research.

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 section of small animal surgery is extremely collaborative - the ideal candidate will be an innovative team player with a passion for surgery and the desire to focus on a specific clinical area to enhance the overall strengths of the section.

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.

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

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

For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Ursula Krotscheck, Chair of the Search Committee at

The required sections of the application include: 1. A cover letter including a statement of career goals. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Statements of (a) teaching philosophy and goals, (b) research interests, 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 research ers 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 August 9, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

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