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Tenure track faculty member in Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Tenure track faculty member in Dentistry and Oral Surgery
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
  • Dentistry

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications fora tenure-track Dentistry and Oral Surgery faculty position in the Section of Dentistry and Oral Surgery (DOS). This position expands DOS to three specialists to support robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, provide excellent dentistry and oral surgery services in the Hospital, and maintain a strong teaching and outreach program. Thesuccessful candidate will join a current faculty of two Diplomates of the AVDC who are also founding fellows in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FF-AVDC-OMFS). They are supported by two experienced licensed technicians and threefull-time DOS residents in a comprehensive state-of-the-art teaching and referral hospital. The DOS Section is equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities, including:

  • A dedicated dentistry suite with three independent working stations
  • Fixed and portable computed dental radiographic capacity
  • A dental microscope
  • Rotary endodontic equipment and a vast collection of dental instrumentation
  • Direct access to operating rooms equipped with a piezoelectric oral surgery unit and a comprehensive craniomaxillofacial and mandibular titanium plate trauma repair system (1.3-mm, 1.5-mm, 2.0-mm, and 2.4-mm)

The Section closely interacts with other specialty units within the Cornell University Hospital for Animals to make use of advanced imaging facilities (16-slice CT scanner, 1.5 Tesla MRI, nuclear imaging, ultrasound), linear accelerator, Ho-YAO, CO2 and diode lasers, flat-panel C-arm, rigid and flexible video-endoscopy, among other equipment.

The DOS clinical caseload distribution is ~60% dental including endodontic, periodontic, orthodontic, and operative and restorative dentistry cases; and ~40% oral surgical cases including maxillofacial trauma repair, oncological surgery, salivary gland surgery, and palatal defect repair. Cornell’s DOS program is an AVDC-approved residency training site that can accommodate multiple simultaneous full-time residents and could train up to two full-time OMFS (AVDC) fellowship trainees, as dictated by needs and available funding.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Board certification in veterinary dentistry (AVDC - small animal or non-species specific, and/or EVDC) is preferred. Candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are board-eligible in veterinary dentistry will also be considered. Basic science and translational research experience isdesirable, and candidates with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply.

Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined by the Service needs, academic priorities, and thecandidate's expertise and academic goals in DOS. Effort includes clinical teaching and service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, along with lecture and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers. Clinical duties require flexible working hours that may include evening and weekend responsibilities. The candidate should havestrong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all the Hospital Sections. The culture within the hospital is characterized by a high level of collegiality and professionalism that enhances the ability to provide multi-disciplinary patient care when needed.

Independent and collaborative research are expected consistent with the appointment. Extensive opportunities forcollaborative research exist at the College and University, including the Ithaca campus, the Weill-Cornell Medical College, and the new technology campus in New York City.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual-career searches.

Cornell is 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.

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

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

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 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 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 February 01, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located 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.

  • 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

  • Cortney Decker
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    930 Campus Road
    Ithaca, NY 14853


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