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Assistant/Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University

Position description: The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor in the area of cell biology. Areas of interest include but are not limited to cell signaling, growth, homeostasis, quality control, and organization. We seek candidates who will investigate fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms using biochemical, genetic, proteomic, structural, or imaging approaches. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track research and teaching appointment. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant, externally-funded research program, to participate actively in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, and to contribute to an inclusive campus climate in the classroom and the laboratory.

Qualifications: An advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) is required and postdoctoral training is desirable. Well-qualified applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of publication excellence and strong communication skills.

Start Date: July 1, 2020 or as negotiated.

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, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Application procedure: Submit online to a Curriculum Vitae (highlighting up to 5 publications with title and abstract), a Research Plan (2-3 pages), Teaching Interests (1 page), and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1 page). In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted concurrently with the other application materials. Application review begins on November 15, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Administrative questions can be addressed by Rebecca Givens:
Opportunity: Faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have appointments in either the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences. Cornell is an innovative Land-Grant and Ivy League university. 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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. 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: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. 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 understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children feel welcomed here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see:

Biology at Cornell is a vibrant and dynamic area with opportunities for employment available at many levels at various times. Please check this page frequently for the latest opportunities in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Cornell Careers page for other positions within the University.