Faculty Position In Diagnostic Imaging

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

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 have recently completed an approved residency in Veterinary Radiology and 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 be joining a service with two tenure-track and two clinical-track faculty with the goals of supporting robust pre-clinical and clinical research programs, providing excellent clinical/diagnostic services in the Hospital, and maintaining a strong teaching and outreach program. The successful candidate would join a current faculty of 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 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 Toshiba Vantage Atlas® 1.5 T MR and a 16 slice Toshiba Aquilion-LB® CT both equipped for small and large animal examinations, 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. Multiple diagnostic workstations are equipped with dual, 2 or 3 MP monitors. An interventional radiology suite is in the planning stage.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a fulfilling place to work with 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 can 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 in diagnostic imaging. Flexible/non-traditional work schedules will be considered to meet individual needs to attain work/life balance. 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. In practice, the majority of after-hours responsibilities can be fulfilled remotely. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections in the Hospital.

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

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.

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 rdg2@cornell.edu .

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.

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.

Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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