The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track or clinical track Ophthalmology faculty position in the Section of Ophthalmology. The new faculty member will join the current faculty ophthalmologists with the goals of supporting robust basic and clinical research programs, providing excellent ophthalmology services in the Hospital, and maintaining a strong teaching and outreach program. The successful candidate will join a current faculty of four board-certified ophthalmologists supported by 4 experienced, licensed technicians (LVT), and two ophthalmology residents 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 state-of-the-art operating microscopes; phacoemulsification units; anterior and posterior segment digital photography equipment (including infrared and ultraviolet cameras); diode, YAG, and CO2 lasers (including endolaser); in vivo corneal confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography, confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy, and retinal tomography equipment; cryosurgical units; and electrodiagnostic and ocular ultrasonography equipment (including high resolution and ultrasound biomicroscopy units).
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Board certification in veterinary ophthalmology (ACVO) is preferred, but those with credentials completed in preparation for the certifying exam are also encouraged to apply. Clinical and/or basic science research experience is desirable. Clinical expertise in both small and large animal ophthalmology is strongly desired.
Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in ophthalmology. Clinical teaching and service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, lecture and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers, and independent and/or collaborative research expectations are negotiable. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist at the College and University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City.
Clinical duties require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all of the sections in the Hospital.
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 develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the "Ithaca is Gorges" lifestyle.
Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.
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.
For more information, go to: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/clinsci/ or contact Dr. Eric Ledbetter, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.
Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12130.
The required sections of the application include: cover letter including statement of career goals; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals, research interests and plans, and contributions to inclusion and diversity; and 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 Inclusion and 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 November 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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.