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Faculty Position in Diagnostic Imaging

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a clinical track or tenure track faculty position in the Section of Diagnostic Imaging. Candidates must have a degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Board certification in Veterinary Radiology (American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging) is preferred, but candidates who are eligible to sit the board certification examination of the ACVR or ECVDI will be considered. We encourage interested candidates to contact us directly to discuss the position and the opportunities it presents (see below for contact information).

The successful candidate will join four board-certified radiologists (two tenure-track and two clinical-track faculty) who support robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, provide excellent clinical/diagnostic services in the Hospital, and maintain a strong teaching and outreach program. The successful candidate joins four board-certified radiologists supported by seven experienced, licensed technicians (LVT and RT), six imaging residents, a full-time biomedical engineer, and a full-time medical physicist working in a comprehensive, state-of-the art teaching and referral hospital. Approximately 9,000 imaging examinations are performed annually.

Diagnostic imaging equipment in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals includes a Toshiba Vantage Atlas® 1.5T MR and a 16 slice Toshiba Aquilion-LB® CT both equipped for small and large animal examinations, two multi-plate AGFA CR readers, multiple wireless DR detectors, a Phillips RF “special procedures” room, a flat-panel Ziehm C-arm for intra-operative imaging, a planar gamma camera linked to a MIE computer, isolation facilities for radioiodine therapy, and two ultrasound units (Phillips Epiq and iU22) with 5 transducers each and elastography capability. The Imaging equipment is integrated via DICOM modality worklist through the medical record system and images are archived and viewed with Phillips/Carestream PACS, including both diagnostic and browser-independent web software (PC, Mac, iPad). Integrated 3-D and reporting software is included. 3D printing equipment is available and clinical demand for patient specific 3D surgical guides and other applications exist. An interventional radiology suite is in the planning stage hence an opportunity exists for an individual with interest in interventional procedures to participate in the planning and implementation of a state of the art interventional radiology suite.

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. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re 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. Cornell’s on campus child care center offers unique, high-quality child care and kindergarten prep programs. Cornell has a variety of Employee Educational Assistance programs including Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarships which provide the children of eligible employees a substantial partial scholarship for study at Cornell or other accredited institutions.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a fulfilling place to work and offers ample opportunity for a robust and rewarding career for clinical and research-oriented faculty. The teaching hospital provides a diverse and challenging small, exotic 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 or wildlife imaging will find unique opportunities for developing their clinical and research interests at our satellite equine referral hospital (Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists) on the backstretch of the Belmont racetrack or at the Janet Swanson Wildlife Hospital. Candidates with a small-animal focus can develop consultation arrangements and collaborative research opportunities with the college-owned and affiliated small animal specialty emergency and referral practice in Stamford, Connecticut (Cornell University Veterinary Specialists).

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. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is a priority for CUHA, and flexible / non-traditional work schedules will be considered to meet individual needs. Commitment to clinical teaching and service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, lecture and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers, and independent and collaborative research are negotiable (tenure track vs. clinical track). Clinical duties require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities, which are equally shared across faculty. In practice, the majority of the after-hours responsibilities are in support of residents and can be fulfilled remotely.  The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections in the Hospital.

Cornell is located in Ithaca N.Y., on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.  Ithaca is a vibrant city with art museums, theaters, a diverse selection of restaurants, and a very well supported public education system.  It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and downhill skiing areas.  Ithaca is a nature-lovers 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.

Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

For more information, go to: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments/clinical-sciences/employment-opportunities or contact Dr. Robin Gleed, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected]

Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16142 Clinical Track or Tenure Track

The required sections of the application include: cover letter including statement of career goals; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals, research interests and plans, and inclusion and diversity*; and email addresses for letter requests of 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site.  Please ensure the “email notify writer on submit” box is selected upon submission.  If you have concerns with submitting your references online, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee.

The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Because of campus closures and the likelihood of ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be conducting virtual interviews with qualified candidates for this position with the intention of scheduling additional in-person meetings as permitted.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

*What is a Statement of Contribution to 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.

 

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