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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 Behavior with a focus on basic, translational, or clinical research. This position will be one of two full-time faculty being recruited for the college’s new Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior. These two faculty positions, as well as resident, staff, and research support are endowed by a $12.1M grant from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, ensuring that the institute will be a world leader in advancing the discipline of animal behavior. We are seeking individuals who share that passion and have the vision, drive, and ability to develop a world-class program. This research-focused position will be expected to contribute to the teaching and outreach mission of the institute, as well as complement the clinical behavior service, as appropriate, based on credentials and interests.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a fulfilling place to work with ample opportunities for a robust and rewarding career for a clinical and research oriented faculty member. The teaching hospital provides a diverse and challenging small and large animal caseload, and is well-equipped and supported for clinical research. Extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research exist at the Veterinary College and throughout the University, including Weill Medical College and technology campuses in New York City. Candidates with a special interest in equine behavior can find unique opportunities for developing their clinical and research interests at our satellite equine referral hospital on the backstretch of the Belmont racetrack. Candidates with a small animal focus can develop consultation arrangements and collaborative research opportunities with the college-owned and affiliated small animal specialty practice in Stamford, Connecticut.
Candidates must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine and/or a PhD in ethology, neurobiology, psychology, or a related discipline. For non-veterinarians, preference will be given to those with certification in Applied Animal Behavior (CAAB). For veterinary candidates, preference will be given to those with board certification in the American College of Veterinary Behavior or the European College of Veterinary Behavior; however, candidates who have completed or who will be completing an approved residency within a year will be considered, if prior research experience is demonstrated. This individual will be expected to establish an independent research program that builds on current and future strengths of the college and university, and leverages collaboration with other institutions and organizations. Significant internal funding for research is available through the college’s Feline Health Center and newly-launched Riney Canine Health Center. Institute faculty will have shared responsibilities in the instruction of veterinary students, house officers, and graduate students. Individuals with clinical credentials and expertise will help develop a robust clinical service optimized for clinical teaching and training within the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in behavior, academic priorities, and service needs. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others in the institute, hospital, college, and university.
Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. 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 abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. 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 contact Dr. Carolyn McDaniel, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The required sections of the application should include:
Cover letter including research interest, teaching philosophy, career goals and clinical interests
Inclusion and diversity statement
Email addresses for letter requests of 3 references who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.
Please ensure you select to send an email reminder to the reference writer(s) indicated in your submission. If you have concerns with submitting your references online, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
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