Tenure Track Faculty Position – Basic and/or Translational Reproductive Biology Research

Ithaca, New York
Competitive salary and generous benefits package
March 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY is seeking exceptional tenure-track faculty at any academic rank who are using genetic, genomic, epigenomic, molecular, cell biological, physiological and/or animal modeling approaches to understand mechanisms underlying reproductive biology necessary for development of healthy offspring.  Investigators whose research has an applied component addressing animal conservation or contraception are strongly encouraged to apply.  Topics of study may include but are not limited to pathways involved in ovarian or testes development, germ line formation, meiosis, recombination, gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo implantation and development, parturition and endocrine control of these processes.  The position affords the opportunity for 75% research, 20% teaching and 5% service.  Individuals with clinical activities may be candidates for joint appointments within the College of Veterinary Medicine or Weill Cornell Medicine (in New York City).

Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences are strongly funded through various agencies including NIH, DoD and multiple private foundations, as well as internal awards from centers at Cornell University.  Faculty conduct research using whole organism approaches to understand both normal physiology and disease mechanisms, leveraging a wide range of molecular, single cell, genomic, and biochemical approaches in their research.  We are a highly interactive group, with a strong history of funded collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine, including ongoing multi-investigator federal grants and joint appointments.  The Department of Biomedical Sciences serves as a home for many campus-wide Centers, including the Center for Reproductive Genomics, the Stem Cell Program and the Center for Vertebrate Genomics with additional informal working groups arising in areas including single cell genomics, and DNA replication, recombination and repair, and others. 

Cornell University is committed to enhancing faculty hiring and paving the way to new discovery.  The university has outstanding research resources for genomics, microscopy, flow cytometry, computational biology, proteomics and metabolomics, as well as a genomics innovation hub.  We offer substantial startup funds, competitive salaries and a generous benefit package.

To apply, submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of research goals;a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; the names of three individuals who can provide references; and a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity (described below).  Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18253.  Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.  Ithaca is a vibrant city with museums, theaters, and a diverse selection of restaurants.  It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and both cross-country and downhill skiing areas.  Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with many opportunities for outdoor activities.  Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or develop collaborations in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle.

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity?

This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers, clinicians, and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell.  This statement can focus on teaching, research or service, or include all three.  Visit this website for more information: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/.

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 embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. The University has a Dual Career program to assist candidates and their partners with dual career searches.

For additional information, visit https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments/biomedical-sciences/ or contact Professor Mark Roberson, Chair of the Search Committee at msr14@cornell.edu.