Tenure Track Assistant Professor Recruiting – Reproductive Biology and Molecular Basis of Disease

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY is seeking two tenure-track Assistant Professors with active programs in one of two areas of fundamental research.

One recruit will be studying reproductive processes important for fertility and the development of healthy offspring. Investigators whose research has a translational component addressing infertility, 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 second recruit will be studying an area of biomedical sciences, broadly defined, that aligns and synergizes with departmental interests in the molecular basis of animal and human health and disease. Work may be in one or more areas that include but are not limited to physiology, stem cell biology, metabolism, cardiovascular biology, reproduction, and neurobiology. 

Successful candidates for both positions will be using genetic, genomic, epigenomic, molecular, cell biological, biochemical, or physiological approaches, including use of model, non-model, or domestic animal species. These twelve month appointments afford ample time for research, with teaching opportunities in the veterinary, graduate, and/or undergraduate curricula. Individuals with clinical activities may be candidates for joint appointments within the College of Veterinary Medicine or Weill Cornell Medicine (in New York City). 

Research 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 health 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 Cornell Reproductive Sciences (CoRe),  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, which may be supported by Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST), via a grant from the NIH’s Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program, to recruit early-career faculty who have s demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence. 

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/22987.  Review of applications will begin in December. 

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/. 

For additional information, visit https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments/biomedical-sciences/ or contact Professors Paula Cohen, PhD or John Schimenti, PhD co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.


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