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 College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for two faculty positions in building international capacity in veterinary public health/Planetary Health. The successful candidates will join a University-wide initiative in public health and will be full faculty members of the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the level of Lecturer. Duties will include some combination of the following: 1) assisting international universities create and/or improve veterinary curricula and facilities; 2) assisting international government agencies and non-governmental organizations with disease prevention/surveillance/outbreak response; environmental toxins; food production; and/or wildlife conservation 3) designing sustainable interventions to attack poverty and hunger using a Planetary Health approach; and 4) engaging Cornell students in international work. To have impact at scale, it is expected that these scholarly outreach and/or research activities will include engagement with various national and international governmental and non-governmental partners including the private sector, and these activities will largely be supported by extramural grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Successful candidates will also teach various aspects of Planetary Health to public health and veterinary students.
Cornell University is a recognized global leader in sustainability and veterinary sciences, and has dynamic and highly progressive initiatives to fulfill our educational and land grant missions. The candidate will benefit from engaging with various cross-campus initiatives and centers including Global Cornell, Engaged Cornell, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Dairy Center of Excellence, and the New York Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence, as well as with our highly collaborative faculty from a wide variety of related academic departments and programs.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Advanced public health and/or research training including an MPH or PhD will be preferred. Clinical duties are not associated with these positions. Note that prior employment in academia is not required; professional experience will be viewed favorably.
Salary and title will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
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.