Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-MPTTFACULTY [#23376, WDR-00033953]
Position Title: Multiple faculty positions - Division of Nutritional Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nutrition / Nutritional Sciences
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

Division of Nutritional Sciences 
Cornell University

The Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) in the College of Human Ecology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has multiple faculty positions available on the Ithaca campus (tenured and tenure-track).  DNS is among the largest and top-ranking nutritional science departments in the world. 

Applications from all areas of nutritional science and related fields are welcome.

Strong consideration will be given to scholars with demonstrated research and teaching or extension excellence in areas such as (but not exclusive to): precision nutrition; nutritional immunology; cancer biology; health equity; global health; maternal and child nutrition, food and nutrition security; artificial intelligence, big data, computational biology as applied to molecular or human nutrition; and/or the basic life sciences.

Faculty hired in these positions will be members of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, which spans the Ithaca and New York City campuses. The position(s) may be supported in part by Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST), a grant from the NIH’s Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence. Depending on interests, candidates have an opportunity to benefit from strong collaborative ties to Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech in New York City, and from opportunities for research and development that are provided by an extensive network of centers and institutes including the Center for Precision Nutrition for Health, Biological High Performance Computing facility, Radical Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, Center for Health Equity, Action Research Collaborative, Center for Vertebrate Genomics, Genomics Innovation Hub, Genome Biology Initiative, Cornell Center for Immunology, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, and the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, among others. 

Tenured and tenure-track faculty must hold the equivalent of a Ph.D. Applicants must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active, externally funded research program, to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and to supervise graduate students.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Fostering an inclusive environment is a core value of the Division of Nutritional Sciences and Cornell as a whole. In line with Cornell’s historical commitment to educating “
… any person … in any study…”, we seek candidates who will foster a climate that helps attract and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Applicants are requested to apply here and submit: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and preprints; one or two top publications to which they have made significant contributions; research and teaching vision statements; and contact information for at least three reference letter writers. Applicants are asked to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion. See for the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including suggestions for what we are looking for in such statements.

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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.

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