Veterinary Researcher - Tenure Track Faculty Position at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
Salary dependent on experience, competitive start-up package and benefits
February 26 2019
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The Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Baker Institute has a distinguished record of scientific discovery across a broad range of interdisciplinary areas relevant to veterinary medicine (

Candidates must have a D.V.M./Ph.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D./Ph.D., M.D, or equivalent degree(s) and demonstrated accomplishment in research in one or more of the following areas: infectious diseases, virology, immunology, parasitology, cancer, stem cell, reproduction, mammalian genetics/epigenetics, genomics/epigenomics or whole genome biology. The successful candidate will develop a research program that advances human and animal health and wellbeing, with specific benefits to the health of canine, feline, equine or other companion animal species. The recruited faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary Life Sciences community on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University, with campus-wide strengths in chemistry, engineering, biophysics, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and computer science and College and University wide programs in Vertebrate Genomics, Comparative Cancer, and Stem Cell Biology. Faculty at the Ithaca campus also have strong collaborative ties with colleagues at the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York with the recently advanced University-wide Radical Collaborations initiative in the areas of genome biology, data science and infection biology. Baker Institute offers competitive start-up packages and modern laboratory facilities in a supportive, interactive research environment. For more information, go to: or contact Dr. Scott Coonrod, Search Committee Chair at

The successful Candidate will pursue important questions in biomedical research consistent with the goals of the Baker Institute. Priority will be given to applicants with the potential to develop competitive research programs addressing questions pertaining to companion animals, but which also have implications for human health. Successful candidates will be expected to develop extramurally funded research programs and to contribute to professional (DVM), graduate and/or undergraduate education, including the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.  

Electronic application submission is required. Applicants may apply at The required sections of the application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to three-page research plan, one page teaching statement, one page narrative of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and email contact information for three referees who may upload their letters directly to the website. Alternatively, reference letters may be sent directly to Shelagh Johnston at

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Scott Coonrod, Search Committee Chair
Baker Institute for Animal Health
235 Hungerford Hill Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853

Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. It has been consistently ranked as a top veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report since 2000.

Diversity and Inclusion are part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator 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 University is an innovative Ivy League university and 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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


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