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Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2021
Title Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue 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
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences

Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a clinical or tenure track Soft Tissue 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. Soft tissue faculty work four consecutive days a week. If the candidate desires, some time on orthopedics is also possible. The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is equipped with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, including rigid and flexible video-endoscopy (with near-infrared capabilities), Ho-YAG, CO2, and diode lasers, flat-panel C-arm 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.

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. Faculty members are expected to develop and sustain a program in clinical, basic, or translational research. If the candidate desires, covering the orthopedic service is possible.

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 successful candidate should have demonstrated an aptitude for clinical or basic science research. The section of soft tissue surgery is intensely collaborative – the ideal candidate will be an innovative team player with a passion for soft tissue 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.

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
Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:
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 plans, and © 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 researchers 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 November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
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 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

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


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