Cornell University, Microbiology/CALS

Position ID:Cornell-Microbiology/CALS-MOLECULARMICRO [#14753, WDR #00020784]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular Microbiology (Department of Microbiology); Ithaca, New York
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Microbiology
Appl Deadline:2019/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/23, finished 2020/08/18, listed until 2019/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular Microbiology

Position:          Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track

Location:         Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. The academic home for this position is the Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Position Description:

The Department of Microbiology at Cornell University ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Microbiology. We seek an individual who will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses key concepts and questions in contemporary bacterial physiology and/or cell biology. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) molecular studies of cell growth and division, metabolism, genome stability, mechanisms of horizontal transfer/gene exchange, gene regulation, bacterial stress responses and microbial interactions with their biotic and abiotic environments. The ideal program will embrace a combination of molecular, genetic, physiological and/or data-intensive approaches to develop a mechanistic understanding of microbial biology.

The appointed faculty member will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded, and internationally recognized research program. The candidate will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and college and university service roles. Teaching may be in general microbiology, molecular microbiology, bacterial genetics, or bacterial cell biology. We are especially interested in candidates who will interact widely and embrace a culture of collaboration within and across departments. The Department of Microbiology and CALS embrace diversity, and candidates should help create a climate that attracts students of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, and genders.

The position will have 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities on a 9-month academic year basis.


A Ph.D. in Microbiology or related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research in molecular microbiology or a related field, a strong interest in collaboration, and dedication to teaching. Post-doctoral experience and previous teaching experience are highly desirable.

Applications and Starting Date:

Anticipated starting date is July 2020.

Applications are to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online (

Qualified candidates should submit the following:

1. cover letter briefly summarizing background and qualifications

2. statement of research interests (3-page maximum)

3. teaching statement outlining experiences, philosophy and interests (2-page maximum)

4. diversity statement of how, through research, teaching and/or service, the candidate can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study”

5. detailed curriculum vitae

6. names and contact information for three references (letters will be requested after applications have been reviewed)

Inquiries may be sent to Professor John Helmann, Search Committee Chair (

Initial screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. 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.

Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you and your family to feel welcome here, to support your well-being, and to support you in caring for your family. Visit the Family Life Resources website for more details.

Cornell’s 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 to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities and genders.


Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: 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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Microbiology
102 Wing Hall
Ithaca NY 14853

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