Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-NUTRGLOBHEALTH2 [#19711, WDR-00028033]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Nutrition and Global Health - Division of Nutritional Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Epidemiology
Population Health
Data Science / Big Data
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Nutrition and Global Health Division of Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a cluster hire comprised of two positions in nutrition and global health: this cluster links to initiatives in the Division  including external partnerships with the World Health Organization, Cochrane, and others. Both positions are for 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track faculty members, with an expectation to hire one   Assistant Professor and one Associate/Full Professor. We seek experienced candidates with demonstrated research excellence and a recognized scholarly reputation, appropriate for rank, in nutrition and global health. Successful candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary research   addressing the role of nutrition in human health and disease particularly in international settings.

Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and have demonstrated research excellence. 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. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in nutrition, epidemiology, data science and/or medicine or a related field. Individuals working at the intersection of related fields such as those leveraging the use of big data, bioinformatics, and advances in artificial intelligence to address challenges in nutrition and global health are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences
The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition and is distinguished by its multi‐disciplinary faculty. The mission of DNS is to advance discovery in basic disciplines and to promote the health and well‐being of populations in the U.S. and globally. The scholarly activities in DNS include research, education and  translation, and extension and outreach. These activities integrate knowledge across the physical, biological, and social sciences to address important questions related to nutrition and health, food systems, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies related to nutrition and human health. The multidisciplinary environment supports faculty who work across the Division’s 4 programmatic foci of Precision Nutrition, Lifecycle Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Systems, and Social and Behavioral Nutrition. The DNS undergraduate program consists of four majors (~750 students in total) and a University-wide minor in Global Health. The Nutritional Sciences and Global and Public Health Sciences majors are offered in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and in the College of Human Ecology (CHE), the Human Biology, Health and Society major is offered in CHE, and the concentration in Nutrition in the Biological Sciences Major is offered in CALS and the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division is home to the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities program, which leads the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (NYS EFNEP) delivered through the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) system. DNS is the administrative home for the Cornell Graduate Field of Nutrition and the Graduate Field of Epidemiology and currently has two NIH- sponsored training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees. DNS is the only nutrition-focused World Health Organization | PAHO Collaborating Center in the US and is an Affiliate Center in the US Cochrane Network.

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 more than 14,000 undergraduates. Cornell offers a strong, interdisciplinary research environment, and has ongoing campus‐wide investments in Radical Collaborations that seek to leverage our uniquely collaborative environment to advance the areas of social sciences, sustainability, data science, digital agriculture, genome biology, humanities and arts, infection biology, nanoscale science and molecular engineering. Other Cornell programs and initiatives include Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Center for Health Equity, the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality, the Global Cornell Initiative, the Engaged Cornell Initiative, and the Academic Integration Initiative that seeks to strengthen linkages among Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY.

The candidate is expected to have:

  • A doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD/PhD) in nutrition, epidemiology, medicine, or a related  field
  • Demonstrated research excellence in DNS’ strategic focus areas including maternal and child nutrition, precision nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, and biological systems and networks linked to nutrition-related phenotypes
  • Commensurate with rank, demonstrated research excellence supported by a record of publication in the field and a strong externally funded research program
  • An interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the University
  • Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level

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 other academic units on campus
  • Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ undergraduate and graduate teaching programs

Academic Rank and Compensation:
The two positions, which are part of this cluster hire, are 9-month appointments, with the expectation of tenure. The Assistant and the Associate/Full position are 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 and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement of diversity. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2021 and will continue until this position has been filled.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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