Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-ASSTPROFSOCBEHAVSCIENCE1 [#11566, WDR-000]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Social & Behavioral Science in Nutrition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Public Health
Nutrition
Social Sciences / Sociology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/08/07)
Position Description:    

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of
Social & Behavioral Science in Nutrition

Division of Nutritional Sciences

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is seeking candidates for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor.  These positions recognize and highlight the importance of the relationship of factors in the social, cultural, information/electronic, economic, physical, and policy environments to the health and nutritional well-being of human populations. 

Successful candidates should have demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and nutrition disparities in the U.S.  Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or a related field.   The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor.   Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required. Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a substantial record of publication in recognized peer-reviewed journals and books. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health in U.S. community or public health settings, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Participation in the Division’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs related to social and behavioral sciences in nutrition is expected.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition. DNS is a multi‐disciplinary unit with scholarly activities that integrate knowledge from the physical, biological and social sciences in the areas of molecular, human, international and community nutrition through teaching, research, and outreach related to nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies in relation to human health. Multidisciplinary research, graduate training, and outreach programs include Precision Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutritional Genomics, Food Systems for Health and Nutrition, Nutrition and Global Health, and Obesity and Chronic Disease.  In carrying out its mission, DNS supports and contributes to advancements in basic disciplines and promotes the health and well‐being of populations in the US and globally. The DNS undergraduate program consists of four majors. The Nutritional Sciences major and the Global and Public Health Sciences major are offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. The Human Biology, Health and Society major in offered through the College of Human Ecology, and the concentration in Nutrition in the Biological Sciences Major is offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division of Nutritional Sciences is the administrative home for the Cornell Graduate Field of Epidemiology. DNS is also the only nutrition-focused WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center in the USA.

Academic Environment at Cornell University

Cornell is a major Land Grant research and teaching institution established in 1865 with both endowed and state-assisted units.  The student population on the Ithaca campus is approximately 5,350 graduate/professional students and 13,670 undergraduates.  Cornell offers a strong, interdisciplinary research environment.  Recently, the university initiated campus-wide investments in the Life Sciences, the Cornell Population Program, the Institute for Social Sciences, the Global Health Program, and the Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell Technology Campus, which are located in New York City.

Qualifications:

  • PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in a social science discipline such as sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, or another social science field or in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy or a related field;
  • Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluations, nutritional disparities in the U.S., etc.
  • Demonstrated scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate’s research program;
  • Have an interest in and be qualified to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Research excellence demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized peer-reviewed journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank; and
  • Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university.

Responsibilities:

  • The candidate is expected to:
  • Maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program;
  • Maintain a high level of scholarly activity
  • Mentor graduate students;
  • Forge professional relationships within the Division of Nutritional Sciences and with other academic units on campus; and
  • Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.

Academic Rank and Compensation:

Assistant Professor with 9-month appointment and expectation of tenure.  Position is designated as 50% effort in research, 50% in teaching/instruction.  Salary level will depend on experience and expertise and will be competitive with comparable positions at peer universities.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11566 and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and a teaching statement.  Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and will continue until this position has been filled.  



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Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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