The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track or clinical track 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 Cornell Ophthalmology Section is comprised of 4 faculty ophthalmologists, and the position in this announcement is intended to replace a faculty member that is retiring. The successful candidate will join an ophthalmology section supported by five experienced, licensed veterinary technicians (LVT) that are dedicated to the ophthalmology section, and three 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 (including a ceiling-mounted Zeiss OPMI LUMERA 700 and multiple floor mounted microscopes); phacoemulsification units including an Alcon Centurion Vision System; anterior and posterior segment digital photography equipment (including a RetCam3, infrared cameras, and ultraviolent cameras); ocular thermography units; 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). A state-of-the-art advanced ophthalmic imaging laboratory is located adjacent to the teaching hospital and is fully available to the section for both clinical and research purposes.
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. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all the sections in the Hospital.
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.
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 in the world, the college is a global leader in outstanding multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic services as well as 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.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. 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 who are equally committed to these values and who will 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 www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny.
Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.
The required sections of the application include: cover letter including statement of career goals; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and goals, research interests and plans, clinical interests, 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 began August 15, 2022 and will 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.
About Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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 work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.
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.