Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-AAFP [#7028, WDR-00007092]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition / Medicine
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/02/10, finished 2017/11/21)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Functional Mouse Genomics

Division of Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking candidates for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor in Metabolism and Functional Mouse Genomics at Cornell University.  The candidates for this position should be outstanding research scientists with a recognized scholarly reputation for their currant rank, and experience in metabolism, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology and/or experimental genomics with an interest in exploring the interactions among nutrients, metabolism and the genome in health and disease.  Research areas of interest include energy metabolism, systems biology, stem cells, mammalian developmental and metabolic programming, epigenetics and/or complex metabolic diseases.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in mouse models.

The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by the existence or potential for building an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a strong record of publication in recognized journals. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required; participation in the Division’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs related to advanced mammalian metabolism is expected.

This Division of Nutritional Sciences is a broadly based interdisciplinary unit that integrates theories and methods from across many academic disciplines to understand the complex relationships among biology, nutrition, food systems and lifestyle patterns, social and institutional environments and governmental policies in human health. The professor has the potential to develop collaborations with faculty who have broad interests in basic and applied aspects of mammalian biology and metabolism, systems biology and human nutrition.


The primary responsibility is to establish and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program. Distribution of professional effort will be approximately 50% research, 50% teaching.


  • PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in biochemistry, nutrition, the biological sciences and/or medicine;
  • Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition;

  • Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

  • Research excellence should be demonstrated by a strong record of publication (in books and recognized journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank;

  • Scholarship related to food, diet, nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense should be central to the candidate's research program; and

  • Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the University.

    Please visit http://www.human.cornell.edu/dns for more information on the Division of Nutritional Sciences and to review the full advertisement.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7028 and upload a cover letter, their CV, a research statement and a teaching statement.  Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to Cornell through Academic Jobs Online.

The review of applications will begin in April of 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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.

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

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