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Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is leading a new cluster hire initiative that leverages our existing strengths and transdisciplinary leadership in solution-based physical and/or social sciences to explicitly address systemic challenges facing historically and habitually marginalized and disadvantaged communities. We seek to establish a network of scholars committed to pursuing research, teaching, extension and outreach on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power, and equality structures in their various fields of specialization. The Communication Department is heavily involved with this search and has a faculty member serving on the search committee. Thus, we highly encourage communication scholars who see themselves as a fit to apply.
CALS embraces interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration in our departments and schools. The successful candidate will join the faculty in one of CALS’ nationally and internationally recognized tenure-granting departments and sections: our 16 departments plus the School of Integrative Plant Science. Strong consideration will be given to scholars with demonstrated research and teaching or extension excellence in areas such as (but not exclusive to): climate and environmental justice; social and socio-economic system resilience under climate change, globalization, and/or technological change; health equity; disparities in access/use/representation in media and communication technologies; food security, food access and food technology; agricultural, natural resource, land, and water (dis)possession and management; improving urban landscapes and ecosystems; urban agriculture; empowerment of Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic people, and people of color in agriculture or food production; access, equity, and inclusion in the realm of artificial intelligence, big data, computational biology and/or the basic life sciences.
The new faculty will join a department of mutually aligned interests and focal area, contributing to research and teaching or extension curriculum in a way that leverages existing strengths while building unique and collaborative opportunities and programs that include community engagement with a focus on equity and justice. At least five new faculty will be hired as part of this search.
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