Associate/Full Professor – Norman R. and Sharon R. Scott Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Associate/Full Professor – Norman R. and Sharon R. Scott Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences


The Norman R. and Sharon R. Scott Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Location: Ithaca, NY, USA. The academic home for this position is the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), housed on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University.

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is looking to hire a visionary and strategic leader in transdisciplinary research, convergence thinking, and innovation in food, agriculture and life sciences. The position is an initiative to leverage our existing strengths and transdisciplinary leadership in solution-based science. We seek an individual whose work explicitly addresses ongoing challenges that can be solved through digital agriculture, and who possesses a forward-thinking approach to integrating engineering, technology, biology, and agricultural sciences.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

We invite applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Associate/Full Professor level. The position involves 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. The successful applicant will conduct research that advances the college’s commitment to food and agriculture, life sciences, resource management, and biological and environmental engineering. To continue Cornell University’s legacy of engaged scholarship, our new colleague will have a track record of and sustained commitment to meaningful collaboration with diverse communities, the integration of equity and inclusion in their work, and the promotion of knowledge in food and agriculture systems that serves the broader public good. Strongest consideration will be given to scholars with demonstrated research and teaching excellence in areas of food and agricultural systems such as (but not exclusive to): remote sensing and field data acquisition; connectivity for wireless data transfer; analytical algorithms/devices (e.g., using machine learning, and artificial intelligence) for data processing; sustainability of food and agricultural systems; food and agricultural management; improving urban landscapes and ecosystems; urban agriculture; and empowerment of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and people of color in food and agricultural engineering. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and engage collaboratively with nationally and internationally renowned academic units within Cornell University, including but not limited to the Department of Animal Science, the Department of Food Science, and the School of Integrative Plant Science in CALS, as well as aligned departments in the College of Engineering, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture.

Outstanding research scholarship is expected, as is excellence in and commitment to teaching, translation of knowledge, and advising and mentoring of students. We seek colleagues with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across all these areas, and who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. As such, candidates are expected to engage in service and leadership activities within their department, the college and university, and relevant professional societies. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and other marginalized identities who are underrepresented in the classroom and in higher education careers, and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, outreach, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field. An engineering degree is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a research program and a teaching curriculum in ways that leverage existing department strengths while building unique and collaborative opportunities and programs.

Starting Date and Applications: The anticipated starting date for this position is July 2024 or as negotiated. Applications are encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds. Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing background, qualifications, and interest in the position, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a research statement outlining experience, interests, and goals, 4) a teaching statement outlining experience, interests, and goals, 5) a statement supporting diverse communities (this can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials) outlining how, through research, teaching, service. mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study”, 6) up to four publications demonstrating scholarly impact and/or seminal work, and 7) names and contact information for four references (we will not contact references without your explicit permission as the review of candidates evolves). Materials should be submitted online to:

Applications received by January 31, 2024, will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For confidential inquiries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Sunny Jung,

CALS hiring range for this position is:

Associate Professor: $97,500 – $148,500

Professor: $109,500 – $250,000

Cornell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Support for start-up costs will be available. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. 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: We believe that achieving next-generation scientific breakthroughs requires an understanding of the world’s complex, interlocking systems. We believe that access to nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right. We believe that ensuring a prosperous global future depends on the ability to support local people and communities everywhere. By working in and across multiple scientific areas, CALS can address challenges and opportunities of the greatest relevance, here in New York, across the nation, and around the world.

Cornell University 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 including positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League and Land-grant 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.

Cornell’s regional and global presence includes state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and offices in all counties and boroughs, global partnerships with institutions and communities engaged in life-changing research and education, the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. GADVID:643345

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