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Assistant Professor Department of Food Science Ithaca, NY

Cornell University


Job Title:

Assistant Professor Department of Food Science

Job Location:

Ithaca, NY
United States



Job Category:

Agriculture & horticulture
Sciences and technology: other
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences


Job Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Teaching (50%) Research (50%)

Tenure Track - 9 month appointment

Cornell University - Stocking Hall - Ithaca, New York

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

The Department of Food Science seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of Biology of Food Perceptions. This position offers a unique opportunity for a creative scholar to develop a cutting edge, multidisciplinary teaching and research program for the study of human perception of foods and food components. Cornell's outstanding students and faculty, world-class applied and basic research programs, and a new Food Science building scheduled to open in 2013 provide an ideal environment for scholarship in this area.

The position includes a teaching component (50% effort) with the following responsibilities:

         Teach a senior undergraduate course in Sensory Evaluation of Food, develop and teach a course in the individual's area of expertise, and contribute lectures on human perception of foods in other departmental courses.

         Provide high quality teaching and advising for students enrolled in Food Science undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The position also includes a research component (50% effort) focusing on human perceptions of foods and food components. The successful candidate will be expected to:

         Develop a world class, externally funded research program to study human perceptions of foods and food components, with a focus on the biological and biochemical mechanisms involved in response to stimuli. Possible research areas include but are not limited to: identification and structural characterization of chemoreceptor proteins in the mouth and nose; relationship between genetic variation in trigeminal, taste, and odor chemoreceptors and food perception or preference; impact of sodium reduction on flavor perception in the context of whole foods; effects of flavor perception on satiety; effects of flavor compounds on gene expression and implications for obesity prevention; genomics of perceptions in human populations; or physiology and aging of human sensory perception.

         Establish collaborative research relationships with Cornell colleagues in food science and related disciplines such as nutrition, genomics, biochemistry, neurobiology, plant breeding, chemistry and chemical biology.


Job Requirements

Qualifications: Doctoral degree and post-doctoral research experience in one or more of the following fields: neurobiology, molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, cognitive psychology, physiology of human perception, food science, nutrition or a related field.

A record of excellence in scholarship as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferences: Demonstrated success in securing competitive grants preferred. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable.


Information and Application Process Instructions

Application procedure: Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected reprints, academic transcripts, statement of research goals and plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Carmen I. Moraru, Search Committee Chair

Department of Food Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853


Phone: 607-255-8121

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference Academic Careers Online.

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2011 and will continue until the appropriate candidate is selected.

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 which assists with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

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Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator


To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Carmen I. Moraru as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Carmen I. Moraru

Phone: 607-255-8121

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