Academic Employment Opportunities

Shelter Medicine Clinician - Instructor

[posted 5/12//2012]

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a three-year faculty appointment as an Instructor in the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program. The Shelter Medicine Program currently has a director/epidemiologist, a clinician, a program coordinator, a veterinary technician, a part-time computer data technician, and positions for two shelter medicine interns. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will include clinical instruction of interns and veterinary students, lecturing in core and elective classes, and outreach to animal shelters, including the provision of medical and surgical services. Additionally, the clinician will participate in shelter consultations, including the creation of reports, protocols, and other written materials.

There is an expectation for local and national travel. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Veterinarians with significant experience working in animal shelters are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional training, including completion of a Shelter Medicine Residency or board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, is advantageous. Salary will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Interested individuals should submit an application to: Dr. Jan Scarlett, Director, Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program |c/o Brenda Payne |Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences |College of Veterinary Medicine |Cornell University Ithaca NY 14853-6401. Electronic submissions should be sent to Dr. Scarlett in care of Ms. Brenda Payne at Materials should include a curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing shelter experience, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent separately to Dr. Jan Scarlett at For further information, contact Dr. Scarlett or Dr. Berliner at, or by calling 607-253-3574. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer committed to employing a highly qualified, diverse faculty. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Cornell seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program.