The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is seeking candidates for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. 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 demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, biological systems and networks linked to nutrition-related phenotypes, precision nutrition, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in nutrition, epidemiology, immunology, evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography, 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 peer-reviewed 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 an interdisciplinary unit that integrates theories and methods from 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 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.
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, community and international nutrition through teaching, research, and outreach related to food, food systems, nutrition and health. Multidisciplinary research, graduate training, and outreach programs include Precision Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutritional Genomics, Food Systems for Health and Nutrition, Nutrition and Global Health, and Obesity and 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 Epidemiology. DNS is also the only nutrition-focused WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center in the USA.
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, Cornell initiated campus-wide investments in the Life Sciences, the Cornell Population Program, the Institute for Social Sciences Institute, the Global Health Program, and the Weill Cornell Medical College, which is located in New York City.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications: • PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in human or public health nutrition, epidemiology, immunology, demography, medicine and/or the quantitative sciences including but not limited to computational biology, population genetics; • Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, biological systems and networks linked to nutrition-related phenotypes, precision nutrition, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition, in the context of global health and international settings. • Have an interest in and be qualified to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; • Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized peer-reviewed journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank; •Scholarship related to 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 Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, etc.
Responsibilities: 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.
Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9729 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: 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.
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About Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865.
Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League.
On the Ithaca campus alone nearly 20,000 students representing every state and 120 countries choose from among 4,000 courses in 11 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Many undergraduates participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, play meaningful roles in original research, and study in Cornell programs in Washington, New York City, and the world over.