Assistant or Associate Professor of Functional Genetics
tenure track, academic year (9-month position)
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
Start Date: July 2020 or as negotiated
The Department of Animal Science seeks candidates for a tenure-track position aimed at developing an internationally recognized program in functional genetics. The successful candidate will capitalize on current and emerging genomic concepts and technologies to advance our understanding of domestic animal biology and its practical application for improving animal production, well-being, and interaction with humans and the environment. The position effort is research (50%) and teaching (50%) on a 9-month academic year basis. Teaching opportunities include an upper level or graduate course in genomics and an additional course aligned with the candidate’s subject matter expertise and/or curricular needs.
The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. Opportunities exist for the candidate to interact with interdisciplinary centers and programs such as the Cornell University Center for Vertebrate Genomics, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence.
A Ph.D. is required in genetics or an appropriate discipline with demonstrated capability, success, and (or) potential in developing competitive research and teaching programs in functional genetics commensurate with career stage. Postdoctoral research expertise is preferred. Candidates with a strong interest and ability to explore fundamental mechanisms and genetic manipulation while integrating big data, digital technology, and information science in animal agriculture are highly desirable.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is provided.
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