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Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
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Feb 15, 2023

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Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Nutritional Sciences

Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University


The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University is seeking two (2) faculty members to join our team of talented, passionate professionals committed to the vision of preparing the next generation of leaders. The Division’s undergraduate program strives to provide rich classroom, research, and community-engaged learning opportunities for our students, including opportunities to develop in leadership and collaborative teamwork as part of their education. We are inviting applications for two (2) full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions, with teaching responsibilities beginning Fall semester 2023. These non-tenure track positions are twelve-month positions, appointed three to five years, and renewable. This is not a remote or online position.


We invite applications for two (2) non-tenure track research, teaching, and extension (RTE) faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. One position is in public health nutrition and the other position is in molecular nutrition. Responsibilities include teaching in existing offerings including in key introductory courses for each major; collaborating with the Director and the Director of Undergraduate Studies to develop, deliver, and manage additional course offerings that advance our strategic priorities; and advising undergraduate students. In addition, these positions will have responsibility for supporting work to advance our educational program goals. This may include assisting with incorporation of new pedagogies in the classroom, evaluation of student outcomes, and building and implementing more experiential learning opportunities.


These positions are ideal for someone with significant higher education experience and an earned Ph.D. degree who is passionate about teaching and student development. The teaching responsibilities will be at the Cornell Ithaca campus and the teaching commitment is comparable to two classes per semester and one summer session course.


The successful candidate will contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching and will have the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate in nutritional sciences, epidemiology, public health, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, social and behavioral sciences, or a related field Track record of innovation and teaching excellence in higher education, and evidence of a thoughtful and effective approach to creating inclusive learning environments Background in nutritional sciences or public health and/or experience working in a nutrition-focused academic or professional setting is preferred. A passion for seeing and developing every student’s potential, and a commitment to creating a positive and inclusive environment for our students The ability to make positive contributions to a team and bring out the best in others


The Division is a joint unit in the Colleges of Human Ecology and Agriculture and Life Sciences. We offer 3 undergraduate majors, a concentration in nutrition for biological science majors, and 2 minors. Our offerings are based in life sciences training and include elements of experiential learning and personal reflection. We seek to develop rigorous measures of our effectiveness including the cognitive and behavioral impacts of our educational program and we strive for innovation, excellence, and continual improvement in everything we do. Information about our programs is available at


The Division of Nutritional Sciences is on Cornell University’s Ithaca, New York, campus. Ithaca is a city of about 30,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand. Ithaca is Gorges!


The following materials are required and should be submitted letter referencing position and teaching experience and interests; Curriculum vitae; Statement on Contributions to Diversity; Names and contact information of three references. Visit the website below for more information on our required statement on contributions to

diversity: resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/


Application Deadline: Evaluation of applicants will begin January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Colleges of Human Ecology and Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that welcomes and supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


The University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.


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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