Cornell University, Molecular Biology & Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-MBG-ASSTPROF [#27253, WDR-00043740]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology / Cell Division, Cell Signaling, Membrane Biology
Molecular Biology & Genetics / Organelle Function
Appl Deadline:2024/03/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/28, listed until 2024/09/27)
Position Description:    

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology 
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 

Description: The Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) at Cornell University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. The position is at the Assistant Professor level. We welcome candidates whose expertise synergizes with and/or introduces new approaches that complement the wide range of biological research areas in the department, and who promote interdisciplinary collaborations. Areas of interest include all aspects of molecular cell biology, such as (but not limited to) cell signaling, cell division, organelle function, membrane biology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant externally-funded research program, to contribute to teaching and mentoring, and to promote an inclusive climate. 

The Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, an endowed institute within Cornell University located in Ithaca, NY, has a broad focus on fundamental biology and serves as a hub for molecular life sciences across the university. The Institute’s culture is highly collaborative and current research areas include cell signaling, cell morphogenesis and patterning, mechanobiology, membrane trafficking, lipid metabolism, protein networks, cell cycle and DNA damage in diverse biological systems spanning microbes to humans.

MBG department faculty engage in cutting-edge research, training, and teaching, that address fundamental questions in the life sciences. Life sciences research at Cornell is supported by state-of-the-art facilities, robust graduate programs, and a highly interactive and collaborative research culture. We strongly encourage women and other individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized groups or identities to apply. 

Qualifications: An advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) is required, and productive postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of outstanding research, which is evident in their peer-reviewed publications. Effective communication skills are essential. 

Salary and Benefits: Pay Range: $79,400 - $211,600 Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills. An attractive fringe benefit package is included. Cornell offers a rich array of services, programs, and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life. 

Start Date: July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. 

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27253 1) a Cover Letter, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a Research Statement (2-3 pages, outlining experience, accomplishments, interests, and future goals) and copies of up to four relevant publications, 4) a Teaching Statement (1 page, outlining experience, accomplishments, interests, and goals), 5) three letters of recommendation, and 6) We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. This can be a stand-alone document (preferred), or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials. 

Application review begins on March 20th, 2024, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Administrative questions can be addressed to Rachel Kirschner, rmm229@cornell.edu.

Inclusive Community: Faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have appointments in either the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences. Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities; Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your family feel welcomed here. For more details, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/family_resources_faculty.pdf

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.



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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://wicmb.cornell.edu/ and https://cals.cornell.edu/molecular-biology-genetics
email address
607-255-2317
 
Molecular Biology & Genetics
107 Biotech Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853