Faculty Positions: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Nutrition and Health Inequalities Cluster Hire

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for three 9-month, full-salaried, tenured/tenure-track positions including two positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor and one position at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek candidates with demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities with a focus in maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and/or other areas. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or a related field. Scholarship related to nutrition and health inequalities, in the broadest sense, in the context of U.S. community or public health settings should be central to the candidate's research interests. The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment. Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health inequalities. 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. The successful candidate will teach in the Division’s undergraduate and/or graduate program, bring unique expertise and perspectives to the Cornell curriculum, and mentor graduate students within and outside the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Responsibilities

For two positions the primary responsibility is to establish and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program, and the distribution of professional effort will be approximately 50% research, 50% teaching. For one position the distribution of professional effort is 55% effort in research, 20% effort in  teaching and 25% effort in extension as the position responsibility includes leadership of the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (NYS EFNEP) delivered through the Cornell Cooperative  Extension (CCE) system, and of the Division’s Food and Nutrition Education in Communities program that  includes NYS EFNEP as well as training and evaluation projects for the NYS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (NYS SNAP-Ed). 

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14333 or academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14284 and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, a teaching statement and a statement of diversity.  Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin in October of 2019 and will continue until these positions have been filled. 

If you have questions or need further information please email us at DNSDirector@cornell.edu or visit our Division's website.

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Full Position Descriptions:

2 openings for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Nutrition and Health Inequalities Cluster Hire

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. We seek candidates with demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in the US with a focus in maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity and/or other areas.

Successful candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and have demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in the US. An interest in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and human health in US community or public health settings, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. 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. The successful candidate 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.

Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required.

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.

These positions are part of a cluster hire in Nutrition and Health Inequalities. The cluster of positions within the Division of Nutritional Sciences recognizes and highlights the key role of nutrition and health inequalities today and the importance of the relationship of factors in the social, cultural, economic, physical, policy, and information/technology environments to the health and nutritional well-being of human populations.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition and is distinguished by its multi‐disciplinary faculty. The scholarly activities of the Division, including research, education and extension/outreach, integrate knowledge across the physical, biological and social sciences to address important questions related to nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies in relation to nutrition and human health. The multidisciplinary environment includes programmatic foci such as obesity and chronic disease, nutrition and global health, food systems for health and nutrition, precision nutrition and nutritional genomics, and maternal and child nutrition. The mission of DNS is to support and contribute to advances in basic disciplines and to promote the health and well‐being of populations in the U.S. and globally. The DNS undergraduate program consists of four majors (~740 students in total) and a University-wide minor in Global Health; the Nutritional Sciences and Global and Public Health Sciences majors are offered in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology while the Human Biology, Health and Society major is offered in the College of Human Ecology, and the concentration in Nutrition in the Biological Sciences Major is offered in 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 and currently has two NIH- sponsored training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees. DNS is also the only nutrition- focused WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center in the US and was recently named an Affiliate Center in the Cochrane US Network.

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, and has ongoing campus‐wide investments in Radical Collaborations that seek to leverage our uniquely collaborative environment to advance the areas of social sciences, sustainability, data science, digital agriculture, genome biology, humanities and arts, infection biology, nanoscale science and molecular engineering. Other Cornell programs and initiatives include Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Center for Health Equity, the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality, the Global Cornell Initiative, the Engaged Cornell Initiative, and the Academic Integration Initiative that seeks to strengthen linkages among Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY.

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have:

  • A PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention, a social science discipline such as sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or another social science field, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in one or more areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, and/or food insecurity;
  • Demonstrated 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;
  • Commensurate with rank, demonstrated research excellence supported by a record of publication (in recognized peer-reviewed journals and/or books) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research;
  • An 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/or undergraduate teaching programs.

Academic Rank and Compensation:
The two positions, which are part of a cluster hire, are 9-month appointments, with the expectation of tenure. The Assistant and one open rank position are 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.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online (job 14333) and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement of diversity. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. For the related position that is part of the cluster hire, please also see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14284

Review of applications will begin in late October of 2019 and will continue until this position has been filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity 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. 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 to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement of diversity
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by reference writers at the application site)

1 opening for Associate/Full Professor
Nutrition and Health Inequalities Cluster Hire

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek candidates
with demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in the US with a focus in
maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and
behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and/or other areas.

The successful candidate is expected to provide vision and leadership for the New York State
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (NYS EFNEP; 3rd largest program in the US)
delivered through the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) system, and for the Division’s Food and
Nutrition Education in Communities program that includes NYS EFNEP as well as training and
evaluation projects for the NYS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

The successful candidate should have demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health
inequalities in the US. An interest in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition
and human health in populations in low-income US community or public health settings, in the
broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. 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. The successful
candidate 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.

Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required.

Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in nutrition, public health nutrition, community nutrition,
nutrition intervention and policy, or related fields. The qualifications of the candidate will determine
the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment.

This position is part of a cluster hire in Nutrition and Health Inequalities. The cluster of positions
within the Division of Nutritional Sciences recognizes and highlights the key role of nutrition and
health inequalities today and the importance of the relationship of factors in the social, cultural,
economic, physical, policy, and information/technology environments to the health and nutritional
well-being of human populations.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition and is distinguished by its multi‐disciplinary faculty. The scholarly activities of the Division, including research, education and extension/outreach, integrate
knowledge across the physical, biological and social sciences to address important questions related to
nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments
and governmental policies in relation to nutrition and human health. The multidisciplinary environment
includes programmatic foci such as obesity and chronic disease, nutrition and global health, food
systems for health and nutrition, precision nutrition and nutritional genomics, and maternal and child
nutrition. The mission of DNS is to support and contribute to advances in basic disciplines and to
promote the health and well‐being of populations in the U.S. and globally. The DNS undergraduate
program consists of four majors (~740 students in total) and a University-wide minor in Global
Health; the Nutritional Sciences and Global and Public Health Sciences majors are offered in the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology while the Human Biology,
Health and Society major is offered in the College of Human Ecology, and the concentration in
Nutrition in the Biological Sciences Major is offered in 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 and currently has two
NIH-sponsored training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees. DNS is also the only
nutrition-focused WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center in the US and was recently named an Affiliate
Center in the Cochrane US Network.

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, and has ongoing campus‐wide investments in Radical
Collaborations that seek to leverage our uniquely collaborative environment to advance the areas of
social sciences, sustainability, data science, digital agriculture, genome biology, humanities and arts,
infection biology, nanoscale science and molecular engineering. Other Cornell programs and initiatives
include Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Center for Health Equity, the Cornell Center for the
Study of Inequality, the Global Cornell Initiative, the Engaged Cornell Initiative, and the Academic
Integration Initiative that seeks to strengthen linkages among Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and
Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY.

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have:

  • A PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition intervention, public health nutrition, or a related field
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to provide vision for NYS EFNEP, and for the Division’s Food and Nutrition Education in Communities program that includes NYS EFNEP as well as training and evaluation projects for NYS SNAP-Ed
  • Demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health inequalities in one or more areas
    including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity, chronic disease, application of sociological, cultural and behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, and/or food insecurity;
  • Demonstrated scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program;
  • Prior experience with Cooperative Extension is preferred;
  • Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Commensurate with rank, demonstrated research excellence supported by a record of
    publication (in recognized peer-reviewed journals and/or books) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research;
  • An interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other
    departments and centers throughout the university.

Responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to:

  • Lead the NYS EFNEP staff and activities;
  • Lead the Division’s Food and Nutrition Education in Communities staff and activities;
  • 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;
  • Forge professional relationships with state and national leaders of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed;
  • Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ graduate and/or undergraduate teaching
    programs.

Academic Rank and Compensation:
This position, which is part of a cluster hire, is a 9-month appointment, with the expectation of
tenure. The Associate/Full Professor position is designated as 55% effort in research, 25% effort in
extension, and 20% effort in teaching. Salary level will depend on experience and expertise and will
be competitive with comparable positions at peer universities.
Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online (job 14284) and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement of diversity. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Related positions that are part of the cluster hire (job 14333).

Review of applications will begin in late October of 2019 and will continue until this position has been
filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity 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. 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 to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement of diversity
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site )

Other opportunities

Extension Associate
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) is seeking an Extension Associate to work under the direction of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities (FNEC) Director and collaborate with the FNEC team of extension and research associates, support specialists, and other state and county extension staff to assure quality programming.

The Extension Associate will provide leadership for the identification and/or development of resources for use with participants and staff for the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and other programs targeted to limited resource audiences, and provide leadership as the Regional Coordinator for the North Country and Southern Tier EFNEP regions.  This individual will be responsible for the evaluation of programming and resources and develop/deliver training to staff on identified needs.      

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition and is distinguished by its multi‐disciplinary faculty. The scholarly activities of the Division, including research, education and extension/outreach, integrate knowledge across the physical, biological and social sciences to address important questions related to nutrition and health, food systems and behavior patterns, and social and institutional environments and governmental policies in relation to nutrition and human health.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) at Cornell University, partners with the College of Human Ecology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to share research based information and knowledge with the citizens of New York State.  It is within this structure that EFNEP is delivered.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify program curricula, recipes, resource materials, methods of delivery
  • Incorporate research and evaluation results into EFNEP and other programs targeted to limited resource audiences;
  • Technical assistance and training for EFNEP staff in North Country and Southern Tier regions;
  • Use of appropriate channels of communication including distance learning and social media. 
  • Develop and train staff of various levels.
  • Represent FNEC staff on committees and projects with faculty, staff and external stakeholders, establish networks with other state agencies, serve on advisory committees and expert panels, and participate in DNS, Cornell Cooperative Extension and College of Human Ecology work teams as appropriate.
  • Travel, with occasional overnight stays as needed to conduct program duties required of this position.
  • Contribute to the work of the FNEC team.

Qualifications:

The candidate is expected to have:

  • Master’s Degree in nutrition, health education, or a closely related field;
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory, research, and application of subject-matter in  nutrition;
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position;
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards;
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate;
  • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation;
  • Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel;
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional methods as well as electronic technology;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities;
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate informal education programs for diverse audiences;
  • Ability to effectively lead and participate in professional team efforts and highly functioning work teams.  Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders and clientele groups;
  • Ability to identify and make use of program resources;
  • Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information;
  • Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines;

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Registered Dietician;
  • Experience with nutrition education programs for limited resource audiences.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14793 and upload a cover letter, CV, diversity statement, contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until this position has been filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.