Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology
Cornell University
United States

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

 

 

      

Position: Assistant/Early Associate Professor, Tenure-track.

 

Location: Ithaca, NY. The academic home for this position is the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, housed on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University. 

 

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in an open area.

The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but we will consider exceptional applicants at the level of Associate Professor. We welcome candidates whose expertise synergizes with and/or introduces new approaches that complement the wide range of biological research areas in the department, and who promote interdisciplinary collaborations.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant externally funded research program, to contribute to teaching and mentoring, and to promote an inclusive departmental and campus climate.

 

Responsibilities

This position has an effort split of 70% research and 30% teaching.

 

Department Affiliations: MBG serves as a major hub for life sciences research across the university and engages in cutting-edge research, training, and teaching to solve fundamental questions in the life sciences. Life sciences research at Cornell is supported by state-of-the-art facilities, robust graduate programs, and a highly interactive and collaborative research culture.  The department is in a multi-year period of recruitment, and values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout its mission. We strongly encourage women and other individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized groups or identities to apply.

 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or related disciplines) as required, and productive postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of outstanding research, evident in their peer-reviewed publications. Effective communication skills are essential.

 

Applications and Starting Date: The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Qualified applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a research statement (2-3 pages, outlining experience, accomplishments, interests, and future goals), 4) a teaching statement (one page, outlining experience, accomplishments, interests, and goals), 5) a statement supporting diverse communities (this can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials) outlining how, through research, teaching, service. mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study,” 6) copies of four relevant publications, 7) three letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted online to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26845

 

Application review begins on February 1, 2024, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Candidates invited for interviews will be notified by mid-March. Administrative questions can be addressed to Rachel Kirschner rmm229@cornell.edu.

 

CALS hiring range for position:

Assistant Professor: $79,400 - $135,000

Associate Professor:  $97,500 - $148,500

 

Cornell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Support for start-up costs will be available. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) 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: We believe that achieving next-generation scientific breakthroughs requires an understanding of the world’s complex, interlocking systems. We believe that access to nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right. We believe that ensuring a prosperous global future depends on the ability to support local people and communities everywhere. By working in and across multiple scientific areas, CALS can address challenges and opportunities of the greatest relevance, here in New York, across the nation, and around the world.

 

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 including positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League and Land-grant 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’s regional and global presence includes state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and offices in all counties and boroughs, global partnerships with institutions and communities engaged in life-changing research and education, the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

 

  

Pay Range:

Refer to Posting Language

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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Employment Assistance:

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu.

 

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 Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.

 

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing mycareer@cornell.edu.

 

Notice to Applicants:

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

2023-12-19


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