Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-DNSFELLOWPUBHEALTH [#13607, WDR-00018705]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Teaching & Research Fellow in Public Health
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Epidemiology
Global Health
Public Health
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/04/20, finished 2019/11/01)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Teaching & Research Fellow in Public Health

Division of Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University

The Division of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) is seeking a full-time, year-round, Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow (DNS Fellow) with interest in developing skills and experience in university teaching and research in preparation for an academic career.  This position will start on July 1, 2019 and will be for a two-year period.

DNS Fellows devote 65% of their full-time effort supporting the DNS undergraduate curriculum in the areas of nutrition and public health, nutrition and global health, and epidemiology; 10% to professional development in teaching; and 25% to research through an affiliation with a DNS faculty member.  Teaching support for the following courses is anticipated, however, this may change based on DNS teaching needs: NS 4500 Public Health Nutrition and NS 1600 Introduction to Public Health.

DNS Fellows gain mentored teaching experience by participating in instruction and administration for one to two courses each term.  Responsibilities include contributing to course content, assisting enrolled students through office hours and other communications, grading, delivering lectures, maintaining materials in Cornell’s learning management system, overseeing graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, and overall administration of courses.  

DNS Fellows benefit from formal training in teaching, learning, and advising. Fellows participate in DNS advising workshops and in courses, certificate programs, and institutes offered by Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI).  Several of the CTI workshops support early development of the DNS Fellow, and the training will be tailored to assure success in the role.

DNS Fellows also pursue research in close collaboration with a DNS faculty mentor, gaining experience in areas such as experimental design and conduct, analysis and evaluation, funding application development, and dissemination of experimental results.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences seeks applicants whose record in research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to Cornell’s commitment to diversity and who can support our growing diverse student body through advising and inclusive teaching approaches.


  • Ph.D. degree (with proof that all Ph.D. requirements have been fulfilled before the start date) is required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication, including excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to organize and lead teams and effectively collaborate with a wide variety of constituents
  • Proficient use of technology to advance teaching and research responsibilities successfully and efficiently; experience with Canvas preferred

Application Requirements:

The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Jobs Online at this link:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter describing interest in position and career plans
  • Teaching statement including the applicant’s preference for courses they are interested in supporting
  • Diversity statement focused on teaching, and including the applicant’s past, present, and/or future aspirations to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators and/or a statement regarding how the applicant sees these commitments continuing at Cornell.
  • Research statement including the names of several DNS faculty members with whom the applicant would be interested in working for the research component of this position.

In addition, applicants must arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation uploaded to Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a 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.

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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