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Faculty Position in Large Animal Surgery - Orthopedics
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Date Posted Jun. 18, 2021
Title Faculty Position in Large Animal Surgery - Orthopedics
University Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY, United States
Department Department of Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
    Large Animal Medicine
    Equine Medicine/Surgery
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Faculty Position in Large Animal Surgery – Orthopedics

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 Large Animal Surgery; Orthopedics. The collective goals of the Section include supporting robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, providing excellent surgical services in the Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital, and maintaining strong teaching, and outreach programs. The successful candidate will join six board-certified surgeons supported by five experienced licensed veterinary technicians, and three surgery residents. The Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital is a state-of-the art teaching and referral hospital, and it is equipped with a comprehensive range of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. The residency program is broad-based and predominantly equine with a significant proportion of farm animal and small ruminant cases.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. The successful candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for clinical and/or basic science research.

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 sections of the hospital. Clinical duties will require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all the sections in the Hospital. They will also be expected to develop caseload by reaching out to referring veterinarians and clients and building those connections.

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 in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as 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 in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s academic goals and expertise and will include a significant clinical service appointment (minimum 40%). Rank, title and salary, will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. 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 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, go to:… or contact Dr. Jonathan Cheetham, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at or Dr. Heidi Reesink, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

The required sections of the application include a cover letter including statement of career goals (2 page maximum); curriculum vitae; description of clinical interests and goals (1 page maximum); statement of teaching philosophy and goals (1 page maximum), research interests and plans (1 page maximum), and statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity (1 page maximum); and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site. Any questions regarding the application, including the writing of a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Cheetham or Dr. Heidi Reesink who are co-chairing the search (,

The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Because of campus closures and the likelihood of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be conducting initial virtual interviews with qualified candidates for this position with the intention of scheduling additional in-person meetings as permitted.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity?
A 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 of three factors.

Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration applications should be submitted by July 16, 2021.

  • 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

  • Heidi Reesink
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    930 Campus Road
    C3 502 Clinical Programs Center, Box 31
    Ithaca, NY 14853
  • 16072533570


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