The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is seeking candidates for 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. These positions recognize and highlight the importance of the relationship of factors in the social, cultural, information/electronic, economic, physical, and policy environments to the health and nutritional well-being of human populations. The successful candidates should have experience in and/or the potential to develop collaborations with other faculty who have broad interests in basic and applied aspects of food, nutrition, and/or public health.
Successful candidates should have demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and nutrition disparities in the U.S. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or a related field. 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 U.S. community or public health settings, 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 (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 nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies in relation to human 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 in 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 more than 14,000 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 and the Global Health Program, and the Weill Cornell Medical College Located in New York City.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer.
•PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in a social science discipline such as sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or another social science field, or in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy or a related field; •Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, nutrition disparities in the U.S., etc. •Demonstrated scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program •Have an interest in and be qualified to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; •Research excellence 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; •Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university
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/10158 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.
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.
Internal Number: AAFSBS
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.