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Two Teaching Faculty Positions in Microbiology and Immunology
Cornell University

Date Posted Mar. 12, 2024
Title Two Teaching Faculty Positions in Microbiology and Immunology
University Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, United States
Department College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology
    Medicine & Epidemiology

Two Teaching Faculty Positions in Microbiology and Immunology

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University seeks two faculty members on the Lecturer track for full-time instruction in our DVM, graduate, and undergraduate curriculums.

Position 1. A successful candidate will play a leadership role teaching in the pre-clinical class Foundation Course IV Host, Agent, and Defense and graduate and undergraduate courses in bacterial pathogenesis and virology, with additional contributions to other courses, and to college curricular processes and initiatives. Foundation Course IV: Host, Agent, and Defense is a preclinical multidisciplinary course encompassing microbiology, virology, immunology, epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical pathology, and anatomic pathology. The course uses problem-based learning to provide a foundation in basic sciences within a veterinary clinical context.

Position 2. A successful candidate would have a strong interest and training in parasitology and would help to deliver veterinary parasitology teaching efforts and curriculum evaluation, with additional contributions to other courses, and to college curricular processes and initiatives.

Required Qualifications: PhD in a biomedical science related field, and/or DVM, MD or equivalent, with a passion for both basic sciences and strong understanding of infectious diseases (bacterial, viral and/or parasitic diseases). DVMs are encouraged to apply given the strong focus on the veterinary curriculum.

Specific and general responsibilities of the successful teaching track candidate include:

  • Providing instruction in Foundation Course IV or Veterinary Parasitology, including facilitating small group learning, lecturing, and supporting laboratory-based learning.

  • Service on the Curriculum Design Group for Foundation Course IV, contributing to course oversight, updates, assessment writing, and grading. This will include serving as the Foundation Course Leader on a rotating basis.

  • Leading and providing instruction in one or more undergraduate/graduate courses in bacteriology, virology and/or parasitology.

  • Contributing to pre-clinical, graduate, and undergraduate teaching in other courses based on college needs.

  • Contributing to college curricular initiatives and committees based on college needs and candidate expertise.

  • Pursuing ongoing professional development to advance the understanding of evidence based educational practices and continually improve teaching quality.

The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $140,000 and will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Review of applications will begin mid-April, until the position is filled.

Cornell University 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 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.

To apply, submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests, philosophy, and plans; the names of three individuals who can provide references. In addition, we ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. All materials must be submitted as PDF files at

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


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