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Open Position in Anatomic Pathology

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a clinical track faculty position in the Section of Anatomic Pathology. This individual will join a group of nine ACVP board-certified pathologists whose goals include providing outstanding diagnostic services (necropsy and biopsy); training anatomic pathology residents and fellows; teaching veterinary students in the preclinical years in the core curriculum, on the necropsy rotation; and advancing the understanding of disease processes through basic and clinical research.

The successful candidate will work with the staff of the Anatomic Pathology laboratory in the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NYSVDL), a state-of-the-art diagnostic facility supported by the State of New York. The NYSVDL has capabilities in a wide range of diagnostic modalities housed in 12 dedicated diagnostic sections, including a BSL-3 laboratory, and is accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). Capabilities in the Anatomic Pathology laboratory include immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, molecular diagnostics, and digital microscopy. The section handles over 9,000 biopsies and 1,600 necropsies per year and is noted for its specialties in dermatopathology, hepatopathology, forensic pathology, and neuropathology. Teaching roles will vary based on the candidate. Anatomic pathology faculty have teaching responsibilities in all four years of the veterinary curriculum that include a range of didactic lectures and laboratory exercises. Opportunities exist to contribute to curricular revitalization and the development of novel teaching modalities. 

We are a highly interactive group with a strong history of funded collaborations, several ongoing multi-investigator grant subcontracts, and joint appointments across a number of departments. There are abundant opportunities for collaborative research with colleagues across departments within our college and in other colleges on campus; such collaborative research is strongly valued in our college. The position includes access to a shared dedicated laboratory space for pathology faculty to support their research interests. Faculty research in the Section of Anatomic Pathology is funded through various agencies including the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute), private foundations, and a robust internal grant program. Faculty researchers seek to understand pathophysiology and disease mechanisms, leveraging a wide range of molecular, genomic, and biochemical approaches in their research, and have access to a rich biobank of specimens. 

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences promotes the health, productivity, and welfare of food- and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and zoo and wildlife populations, to ensure the safety of foods of animal origin and to prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health. We build on three major strengths: the population dynamics of health and disease, interaction with production animals and producers, and the laboratory diagnostic sciences. The Animal Health Diagnostic Center provides a rich environment for pathologists, with diagnostic specimens submitted from animal populations world-wide. 

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have completed a three-year residency in veterinary pathology. Board certification in veterinary pathology (ACVP, ECVP) is preferred, but board-eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills, as well as the ability to work cooperatively with clinicians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals and at external clinics. Applicants are expected to provide diagnostic results in a timely manner and be actively engaged in client communication. 

Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and candidate expertise and academic goals. The percentage of time spent on clinical teaching and service, independent and/or collaborative research, lecture, and laboratory instruction of veterinary students, residents, and fellows, are negotiable. 

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Alina Demeter, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Prospective candidates should upload their application materials (cover letter including statement of career goals (max 1 page); curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and collaborative research philosophy and goals (max 1 page); statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion (max 1 page); and email addresses for three references who will be invited to upload their letters at a later time) to

Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

What is a Statement of Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion? This 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 three factors. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a 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. 

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