Cornell University

Assistant/ Early Associate Professor - Global Livestock Sustainability

Posted on May 7, 2024
Cornell University

Position Overview

We are seeking applicants for a 9-month, full-time tenure-track position in Global Livestock Sustainability at the assistant/ early associate professor level. The successful candidate’s research initiatives may include identifying strategies to enhance the efficiency of meat, milk, or fiber production from livestock systems to promote the livelihood, health, and nutrition in domestic and global communities, while reducing negative environmental impacts, and other innovative ideas. The candidate is encouraged to seek collaboration with leading faculty in the Department of Animal Science that focuses on nutrition, enteric methane mitigation, reproductive management, and animal systems analyses.


Outstanding research scholarship is expected, as is excellence in and commitment to teaching, translation of knowledge, advising, and inclusive mentoring of students. We seek colleagues with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across all these areas;who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service and leadership activities within the department, college, university, and relevant professional societies. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically marginalized and excluded identities who are underrepresented in the classroom and in higher education.

Department Affiliation: The successful candidate will be a tenure-line faculty member of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and will be based in the Department of Animal Science.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Animal Science or a related field and livestock expertise, with particular interest in beef and/or small ruminant systems. A commitment to research and teaching in the Animal Science undergraduate major and to the development of multidisciplinary team-based research and training programs is essential.

Preferred Level of Education



Assistant Professor: $79,400 - $135,000  Associate Professor: $97,500 - $148,500

How to Apply

Applications and Starting Date: The anticipated starting date is January 2025 or as negotiated. 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) copies of four relevant publications;and 7) names and contact information for three references. Materials should be submitted online to:

Inquiries may be directed to:

Search chair: Quirine Ketterings

Department of Animal Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Equal Employment Opportunity