Cornell University, Biomedical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-BioMed-CBFAC [#17683, WDR-00024340]
Position Title: Faculty Position - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Sciences / development, genetics, genomics, immunology, cancer
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/11/30, finished 2021/08/20)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Tenure Track Faculty Position – Basic and/or Translational Cancer Biology Research 

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY is seeking exceptional tenure-track faculty at any academic rank who are using genetic, genomic, epigenomic, cell biological, and/or animal modeling approaches to understand basic mechanisms underlying cancer biology, tumorigenesis, disease progression and pathogenesis. Topics of study may include but are not limited to pathways involved in DNA replication, recombination and repair; stem cells; tumor and host metabolism; host hormonal and inflammatory responses; cancer immunology and immunotherapy; and gene-environment interactions. The position provides opportunity for 75% research, 20% teaching and 5% service. Individuals with clinical activities may be candidates for joint appointments within the College of Veterinary Medicine or Weill Cornell Medicine (in New York City). 

Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences are strongly funded through various agencies including NIH, DoD and multiple private foundations, as well as internal awards from centers at Cornell University. Faculty conduct research using whole organism approaches to understand both normal physiology and disease mechanisms, leveraging a wide range of molecular, single cell, genomic, and biochemical approaches in their research. We are a highly interactive group, with a strong history of funded collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine, including ongoing multi-investigator federal grants and joint appointments. The Department of Biomedical Sciences serves as a home for many campus-wide Centers, with additional informal working groups arising in areas including single cell genomics, and DNA replication, recombination and repair, and others. 

Cornell University is committed to enhancing faculty hiring and paving the way to new discovery. The university has outstanding research resources for genomics, microscopy, flow cytometry, computational biology, proteomics and metabolomics, as well as a genomics innovation hub. We offer generous startup funds, and competitive salaries. 

To apply, submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of research goals; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; the names of three individuals who can provide references; and a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity (described below). Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:  Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted after that date and will be reviewed as they are received.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. Ithaca is a vibrant city with museums, theaters, and a diverse selection of restaurants. It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and both cross-country and downhill skiing areas. Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with many opportunities for outdoor activities. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. 

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity? This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers, clinicians, and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. This statement can focus on teaching, research or service, or include all three. For more information visit the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity .

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. Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The University has a Dual Career program to assist candidates and their partners with dual career searches. 

For additional information, visit or contact Professor Paula Cohen, Chair of the Search Committee at

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:
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Further Info:
Cornell University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
T4 018 Veterinary Research Tower
618 Tower Road
Ithaca NY 14853

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