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Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Dairy Management and Data Analytics
Cornell University

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2022
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Dairy Management and Data Analytics
University Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, United States
Department Animal Science
Application Deadline Aug. 15, 2022
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Animal Science
    Dairy Science

Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Dairy Management and Data Analytics

Robert and Anne Everett Professorship

Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York


Position:         Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track, academic year appointment (9-month)

Start Date:      January 1, 2023 or as negotiated

The Department of Animal Science seeks candidates for a tenure-track position aimed at developing an internationally recognized program in computational biology or systems biology related to dairy cattle management. The successful candidate will capitalize on current and emerging data-driven technologies, artificial intelligence, and high throughput genotyping and phenotyping tools to advance our understanding of dairy cattle biology, genetics, and/or dairy herd management for improving animal productivity, well-being, and sustainability. The position effort is research (50%) and teaching (50%) on a 9-month academic year basis. Teaching opportunities include an introductory level course in data management and analytics for students in agriculture and an upper-level undergraduate and graduate course in data analytics for dairy management, applied dairy genetics or quantitative decision making. Course curricula will be aligned with the candidate’s subject matter expertise and/or curricular needs.

Upon approval by the provost and the board of trustees, the incumbent will be appointed to the prestigious Robert and Anne Everett Professorship for an initial term of three years at the assistant professor rank or five years at the associate professor rank, with the possibility of renewal.

The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. Opportunities exist for the candidate to interact with interdisciplinary centers and programs such as the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence, Cornell Tech, Center for Vertebrate Genomics and the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics.


A Ph.D. is required in animal science, genetics, or an appropriate discipline with demonstrated capability, success, and (or) potential in developing competitive research and teaching programs in computational biology or systems biology and data science in agriculture commensurate with career stage. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Candidates with a strong interest and ability to develop decision making tools while integrating big data, digital technology, and information science in dairy management are highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is provided.


Applications will be collected through Academic Jobs Online including: 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing background and qualifications; 2) a statement of research interests (3-page maximum); 3) a teaching statement outlining experiences, philosophy and interests (2-page maximum); 4) a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion  to show how, through research, teaching and/or service, the candidate can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study;” 5) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 6) three letters of reference.  Initial screening of applications will begin August 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty, and staff. 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: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell offers a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options. For more details, see: Family Life Resources for Faculty.

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Michael Van Amburgh
    Animal Science
    Cornell University
    149 Frank Morrison Hall
    507 Tower Rod
    Ithaca, NY 14853


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