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Full Position Descriptions:

Postdoctoral Associate position in the Mehta Research Group

The Mehta Research Group (MRG) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join the team and work across multiple projects related to evidence synthesis, biofortification, and child health including child obesity. The Mehta Research Group primarily works in southern India and coastal Ecuador. Focus is on vulnerable populations including mothers and children, and those suffering from infectious diseases such as HIV infection, Tuberculosis, Dengue virus infection, Zika virus infection, and Malaria. Research is on a) identifying risk factors that predict poor health in our communities as early as possible through active surveillance; b) inventing field-friendly devices such as the Cornell NutriPhone and FeverPhone to enable community-level or point-of-need diagnoses; and c) intervening to modify the identified risk factors mainly through sustainable interventions. The MRG also works with implementing and guideline developing partners and synthesize evidence to help inform guidelines and policies. More details on current projects are available at the INSiGHT Projects page

The candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in nutrition, epidemiology, or a related clinical or public health field. Experience conducting systematic review and/or training in Cochrane methods is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. 

Please submit a CV along with a statement of research interest and a statement of diversity in Academic Jobs Online (job 18467). 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Full Position Description (Associate / Full Professor)
Nutrition and Health Equity
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek experienced candidates with demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health equity in the U.S. and/or globally.  Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in epidemiology, public health nutrition, community nutrition, food systems, food security, or a related field.

This position is the third position in a cluster hire in DNS that focused on Nutrition, Health Equity and Social Justice. The Division recognizes the key role of social and structural determinants in shaping the health and nutritional well-being of individuals, families, and communities. This position is under the umbrella of the College of Human Ecology Pathways to Social Justice: Faculty Cohort Hire, which supports a comprehensive and collaborative college-wide initiative to bring together a cohort of scholars who are committed to studying race, ethnicity, and the nature, persistence, and consequences of inequality.

Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and have demonstrated research excellence in nutrition and health equity. 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 be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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.

Academic Rank and Compensation:
This position is a 9-month appointment, with the expectation of tenure.  This open rank position will be filled at the level of Associate or Full Professor and is designated as 50% effort in research, 50% in teaching/instruction.  The 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19708 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 related positions in other departments in CHE, which are included in the Pathways to Social Justice: Faculty Cohort Hire, see this central description.  

Review of applications will begin in late October 2021 and will continue until this position has been filled. 

Full Position Description (Associate / Full Professor)
Molecular Nutrition
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek experienced candidates who are outstanding research scientists with demonstrated research excellence in molecular nutrition. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise at the intersection of nutrition and molecular biology, genetics/genomics, biochemistry, metabolism, physiology, immunology, or a related field.

We are seeking internationally known scholars who are recognized as leaders in their discipline and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health. 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 be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to thrive in an interdisciplinary setting.  

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

Academic Rank and Compensation:
This position is a 9-month, full-salaried tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor. The open rank position is designated as 50% effort in research, 50% in teaching/instruction.  The Division has long had a leading national and international role in research, teaching and public engagement broadly related to human nutrition, and leadership opportunities exist and can be tailored to the background and interests of the successful candidate. 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19712and 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.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2021 and will continue until this position has been filled.

Full Position Description (2 faculty positions)[1]
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Nutrition and Global Health
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University invites applications for a cluster hire comprised of two positions in nutrition and global health: this cluster links to initiatives in the Division including external partnerships with the World Health Organization, Cochrane, and others.  Both positions are for 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track faculty members, with an expectation to hire one Assistant Professor and one Associate/Full Professor. We seek experienced candidates with demonstrated research excellence and a recognized scholarly reputation, appropriate for rank, in nutrition and global health. Successful candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary research addressing the role of nutrition in human health and disease particularly in international settings.

Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and have demonstrated research excellence. 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. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in nutrition, epidemiology, data science, medicine, or a related field. Individuals working at the intersection of related fields such as those leveraging the use of big data, bioinformatics, and advances in artificial intelligence to address challenges in nutrition and global health are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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’ undergraduate and graduate teaching programs

Academic Rank and Compensation:
The two positions, which are part of this 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19711and 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.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2021 and will continue until this position has been filled. 

[1] This position description covers 2 positions, one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of Associate/Full Professor as part of a Nutrition and Global Health Cluster Hire in the Division of Nutritional Sciences

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