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Faculty Position in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Oct. 11, 2017
  • Faculty Position in Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Ithaca, NY
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Core Faculty
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
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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 Small Animal Internal Medicine. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and board certification in Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM-SAIM or ECVIM-CA). A PhD is preferred.

The successful candidate will partner with four board-certified faculty internists in providing Internal Medicine services at Cornell University’s Companion Animal Hospital, a comprehensive teaching and referral center with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The position responsibilities include shared oversight and training of five Internal Medicine residents, rotating interns, and veterinary students. The candidate is expected to provide excellent clinical care and client communication, effective didactic and laboratory instruction to veterinary students and house officers, and active continuing education to the veterinary community. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop or continue an independent funded research program in addition to conducting collaborative research. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at the College and University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City.

The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that will interface well with all sections of the hospital. Clinical duties require flexibility in that working hours may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The intent is to have shared clinical coverage with two faculty members providing hospital oversight of Internal Medicine residents and interns. After-hours and emergency back-up support for Internal Medicine residents will be shared among Internal Medicine faculty; however, the Companion Animal Hospital is supported by 24/7 Emergency Receiving and Critical Care Services.

Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Cornell is located 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 work in NYC while enjoying the "Ithaca is Gorges" lifestyle.

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

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

The required sections of the application include: cover letter describing your research interests, clinical interests/ expertise and teaching philosophy for house staff, DVM students and veterinarians in continuing education programs; curriculum vitae; and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 2018.

  • Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.

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Contact Information

  • Dorothy Ainsworth
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    930 Campus Road
    C2 533 Clinical Programs Center, Box 31
    Ithaca, NY 14853
  • 16072533570


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