Tenure Track Faculty Position Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Description: The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) at Cornell University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and an assistant or associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. At the nexus of two colleges within a premier institution of scientific learning, MBG engages in cutting-edge fundamental and applied biological research to provide world-class education, spark unexpected discoveries and inspire pioneering solutions.

Applications are welcome from candidates whose expertise complements and synergizes with any of the wide range of biological research areas in the department, and who promote interdisciplinary collaborations. For each position, the appointment will be 9-month, tenure-track. 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.

 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. Individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be an important hiring criterion.

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

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included. Cornell offers a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life.

Start Date: July 1, 2022; or as negotiated.

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19776 : 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 of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1-2 pages, describing your personal journey, your motivation and accomplishments in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion, and your plan for future contributions (additional information can be found here). In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted by November 1, 2021.

Application review begins on October 24, 2021; and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Administrative questions can be addressed to Joan Olson jmo237@cornell.edu.

Inclusive Community: Faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have  appointments  in either the College of Agriculture andLife Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply. We embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations and gender identities. 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 understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities; Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your family feel welcomedhere. For more details, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/family_resources_faculty.pdf.

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.