Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-AAFPGLOBHEALTH [#9729, WDR-00012290]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Global Health and Nutrition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition
Public Health
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/09/07, finished 2018/11/02, listed until 2018/09/01)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Global Health and Nutrition

Division of Nutritional Sciences


The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking candidates for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor at Cornell University.  The candidates for this position should be outstanding research scientists with a recognized scholarly reputation, appropriate for rank, in the broad area of nutrition and global health. Successful candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary research addressing the biological systems and networks that underlie the origin and etiology of nutrition-related complex traits in human populations. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in epidemiology, evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography, computing and information science, and/or medicine. The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor.   Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required. 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 journals and books. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Participation in the Division’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs related to global and public health nutrition is expected.


The 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. These professors has the potential to develop collaborations with faculty who have broad interests in basic and applied aspects of global health, human biology and metabolism, agriculture and food systems and human nutrition. This position is aligned with University initiatives in big data, information sciences, and global and public health.


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 13,670 undergraduates.  Cornell offers a strong, interdisciplinary research environment.  Recently, the university initiated campus-wide investments in the Life Sciences, the Cornell Population Program, the Institute for Social Sciences, the Global Health Program, and the Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell Technology Campus, which are located in New York City.


The Division of Nutritional Sciences 

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition. DNS is a multi-disciplinary unit with scholarly activities that integrate knowledge from the physical, biological and social sciences in the areas of molecular, human, international and community nutrition through teaching, research, and outreach related to food, food systems, nutrition and health.  Multidisciplinary research, graduate training, and outreach programs include Maternal & Child Nutrition, Nutritional Genomics, Food Systems for Health and Nutrition, Global Health & International Nutrition and Obesity & Chronic Disease.  In carrying out its mission, DNS supports and contributes to advancements in basic disciplines and promotes the health and well-being of populations in the US and globally.  The DNS undergraduate program consists of four majors.  The Nutritional Sciences major and the Global and Public Health Sciences major are offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology.  The Human Biology, Health and Society major is offered through the College of Human Ecology, and the concentration in Nutrition in the Biological Sciences Major is offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Division of Nutritional Sciences is the administrative home for the Cornell Graduate Field of Nutrition and the Graduate Field of Epidemiology.


  • PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in human or public health nutrition, epidemiology, demography, medicine and/or the quantitative sciences including computational biology, population genetics or in a related field;
  • Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, biological systems and networks linked to nutrition-related phenotypes, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, and/or food systems for human health and nutrition.

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

  • Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial 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.

  • Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university such as the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Cornell Population Program, the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, etc. 


  • 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’ graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.

Academic Rank and Compensation:

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with 9-month appointment and expectation of tenure.  Position is 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. Two jobs are being searched, one at open rank and one at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and a teaching statement.  Applicants must also arrange to that three confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online.


The review of applications will begin in October of 2017.  Interviews will commence in November of 2017. 

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. With our main campus 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 Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

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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