Faculty Position in Neurology/Neurosurgery, Clinical or Tenure Track
Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences
United States

Faculty Position in Neurology/Neurosurgery, Clinical or Tenure Track


Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.


The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites national and international applications for a Clinical or Tenure Track faculty position in the Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with the academic credentials and experience of the successful candidate.  Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or eligibility for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) or the European College of Veterinary Neurology. Training, experience and interest in neurosurgery is essential, although the position will provide opportunities to further neurosurgical skills. 


The successful candidate will join a team of two, to make a team of three, board-certified faculty Neurologists /Neurosurgeons, three residents and three licensed veterinary technicians in providing service in Cornell University’s Companion Animal Hospital.  Distribution of effort will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s areas of expertise within the specialty of Neurology/Neurosurgery; due consideration will be given to the candidate’s career goals.


The hospital is a comprehensive teaching and referral center with advanced diagnostic capabilities, including MRI (1.5T), CT (16-slice spiral CT), fluoroscopy, and intraoperative ultrasound. The service also has a MRI-guided stereotactic brain biopsy system (Brainsight), electrodiagnostic testing (Cadwell Lab, Inc., Sierra Wave), and a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA). 


Responsibilities will include shared oversight and training of neurology residents, surgery residents, rotating interns, and veterinary students.  The candidate is expected to be a leader in excellent clinical care for medical and surgical patients.  The appointee will be responsible for clinical and classroom instruction to veterinary students and house officers, active continuing education to the veterinary community, and will be expected to participate in collaborative clinical research (clinical track), or independent research (tenure track).  Cornell University is a world-class research and clinical institution; hence there are extensive opportunities on campus for research and collaborations.


Clinical duties require flexible working hours including daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. After-hours and emergency back-up support for Neurology and Surgery residents, managing neurosurgical cases, will be shared among Neurology faculty; however, the Companion Animal Hospital is also supported by 24/7 Emergency Receiving and Critical Care Services, and Anesthesiology Service. The candidate should exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills and a cooperative work ethic that will interface well with all sections of the hospital.


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.


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. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or work in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. Ithaca is a nature-lovers paradise with ample opportunity for outdoor activities.


For more information, go to: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/clinsci/ or contact Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, Chair of the Search Committee at jw37@cornell.edu .


Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10519


The required sections of the application include:

  • A cover letter describing your clinical interests/ expertise and teaching philosophy for house staff, DVM students, and veterinarians in continuing education programs.

  • Your curriculum vitae.

  • The email addresses of 3 referees who will be invited to upload letters of reference at this site.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.


Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.


Notice to Applicants:

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EEO Statement:

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 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.

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