Faculty Position - Nutrition and Health Inequalities

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
October 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Faculty Position - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Nutrition and Health Inequalities Cluster Hire Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

The Division of Nutrional Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor or 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 eld. 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 qualications 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.


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's responsibility include 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).

Please visit https://www.human.cornell.edu/dns/about/employment for more information on the Division of Nutritional Sciences and to review the full advertisements.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?action=joblist&id=14333 or https://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 condential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

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

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

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