Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-APPHCN [#8070, WDR-00008852]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Public Health & Community Nutrition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition
Public Health
Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2017/07/01* finished (posted 2016/09/23, finished 2017/11/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor in Public Health & Community Nutrition

Division of Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor in public health and community nutrition at Cornell University.

Candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate  promise for establishing and maintaining a vibrant, independent and extramurally-funded research program, and to teach graduate and/or undergraduate students. Prospective candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary research at the interface of food, human nutrition and public health, and demonstrated expertise in social and behavioral sciences, community-based interventions, policy and/or dissemination or implementation research. The qualifications of the candidate should be consistent with a tenure-track appointment at the level of an assistant professor, with a doctoral degree in public health or community nutrition, nutrition policy or a related field.  Demonstrated research excellence in areas of interest include, but are not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, and nutrition disparities.  Research excellence should be demonstrated through publications in journals and authored books. Scholarship related to nutrition and public health should be central to the candidate's research program.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is a broadly based interdisciplinary unit that integrates theories and methods from across many academic disciplines to understand the complex relationships among biology, nutrition, food systems, behavior, social and environmental context, and policy related to human health. This position will advance nutrition and health research by addressing factors in the social, cultural, information/electronic, economic, physical, and policy environments and their relationships to the health of human populations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop collaborations with faculty who have broad interests in basic and applied aspects of food and nutrition.

Applications will be reviewed starting September 30, 2016. 


  • PhD, MD, or DrPH degree in public health nutrition, social and behavioral sciences, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy or doctoral degree in a related field;

  • Demonstrated research excellence in an area including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, or nutrition disparities in the U. S.

  • Experience or expressed interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

  • Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial record of publication in peer-reviewed journals in the field;

  • Scholarship related to food, diet, nutrition and human health, should be central to the candidate's research program.


The candidate is expected to:

  • Initiate a vigorous, externally funded research program;

  • Maintain a high level of scholarly activity;

  • Train and mentor graduate students;

  • Forge professional relationships within the Division of Nutritional Sciences and other academic units on campus;

  • Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.

Academic Rank and Compensation:

Assistant Professor with 9-month full salaried appointment and expectation of tenure.  Position is designated as 60% effort in research, 40% in teaching/instruction.  Salary level will depend on experience and expertise and will be competitive with comparable positions at peer universities.

Please visit http://www.human.cornell.edu/dns for more information on the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/8070 and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and a teaching statement. Applicants must also arrange to that three confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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