Ithaca, NY, USA
Breeding for Sustainable Cropping Systems
Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track
Academic year (9-month) appointment
School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14853
Start Date: July 2020 or as negotiated
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will lead a breeding and genetics program in sustainable cropping systems with a domestic or international focus and will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, release improved cultivars, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate training. A potential concentration on alfalfa and other high-quality forage crops critical for New York's prominent dairy industry would leverage the legacy of Cornell's world class forage breeding program and germplasm collections. Many of these crops have polyploid genetics, an area that merits further exploration in research and teaching. Teaching expectations include the responsibility to deliver an existing course, PLBRG 4030 Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants, and to create another course of the candidate's choosing, in consultation with the chair. This position has a 60:40 research and teaching responsibility.
Abundant opportunities exist to collaborate with Cornell's Initiative for Digital Agriculture ( https://www.digitalagriculture.cornell.edu/ ) and partner with colleagues having expertise in genomics, robotics, high throughput phenotyping, genomic selection strategies, metagenomics, animal nutrition, and microbiome research.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Faculty Position Available in Biological and Environmental Systems Engineering Cornell University
Position : Assistant Professor, Tenure-track.
Location : Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. The academic home for this position is the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Position Description and Responsibilities :
The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) at Cornell University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position aimed at developing a nationally recognized research and teaching program in systems-based methods with broad application to interconnected biological and environmental systems. This position has a balanced effort between research (50%) and teaching (50%) on a 9-month academic year basis. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in leveraging interdisciplinary quantitative systems engineering and analysis, and interest in novel applications relevant to the mission of the BEE Department and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. We are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated expertise in investigating interconnected biological and/or environmental systems and will interact widely with colleagues in our department and across the university to build an understanding of the multiple trade-offs and competing objectives that may be present at the systems nexus.
The successful candidate will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses critical problems of society today. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable agriculture and/or food systems, food safety and security, and interconnected systems of food/agriculture, energy, water, and climate.
This is one of six positions generated as part of the digital agriculture initiative in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, and offers exciting opportunities to link with the ongoing activities of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture ( CIDA ).
The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support a research program from sources such as NSF, USDA, DOD, DOE and other related federal sponsors, New York State agricultural research funding sources, and commodity boards. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate effectively in transdisciplinary projects with faculty in other departments and centers, which could include Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell Energy Systems Institute and the CIDA, as appropriate. In addition, departmental, college, and university committee service will be expected.
Teaching responsibilities will include two courses that integrate a biological and/or environmental perspective into engineering, with one focusing specifically on systems engineering for biological and/or environmental engineers at the undergraduate level. The second course will be negotiated with the candidate upon arriving at Cornell. Advising undergraduate students and mentoring postdocs and graduate students is also expected. This individual would contribute to our biological engineering BS program but would also be open to participating in our environmental engineering BS program and CALS initiatives in Environmental Science and Sustainability.
Ithaca, NY, USA
Faculty Position Available in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Cornell University
Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track.
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701.
The academic home for this position is the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position with 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities on a 9-month academic year basis. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized engineering research program focused on identifying and solving the most pressing agricultural problems of the 21st century.
A suitable research program will need to develop innovative engineering solutions to address agricultural challenges such as a changing global climate, diminishing water resources, and a growing population. The ideal program will incorporate the potential of digital agriculture to ensure positive environmental, social, and economic impacts and is expected to interface with the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture .
We expect applicants to have strong skills in one or more of the following areas: robotics, remote sensing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor applications, data science, big data analytics, computer science, control systems, bio-fluid mechanics, plant biomechanics, synthetic biology, and/or plant science.
Areas of research emphasis may include: biologically-inspired engineering, robot-plant interaction, environmental sensing and control, high-density and controlled-environment production in greenhouses, high tunnels, roof or vertical farming operations; hydroponic and aquaponics systems, precision agriculture, and optimized use of land, water, energy and other resources.
Teaching responsibilities will include two engineering courses; one core course, and the second one focusing on smart agriculture for biological engineers at the undergraduate/graduate level. Advising undergraduate students and mentoring postdocs and graduate students is also expected. The new hire will contribute primarily to our biological engineering undergraduate program with the potential to develop graduate courses and interdisciplinary teaching collaborations.