Department of Food Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY Campus)
Position Title: Lecturer in Enology
Description: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University is located in the scenic Finger Lakes wine region of New York State. Cornell, a member of the Ivy League, is both a private institution and the Land Grant University for the State of New York. Cornell’s interdepartmental Viticulture and Enology (V&E) bachelor’s degree program is unique among U.S. schools east of the Rocky Mountains. The major was established by CALS in 2008 to address the needs of the rapidly growing Eastern and Midwestern US grape and wine industries, including the approximately 300 wineries in New York. The V&E teaching program complements CALS’ long-standing reputation for excellence in applied and basic research on fermentation science, viticulture, and related fields. The program currently has about 40 undergraduates in the major and another 40 completing minor concentrations.
The Department of Food Science in CALS welcomes applications for a temporary Lecturer in Enology. The successful applicant will benefit from Cornell’s cutting-edge research and teaching resources; interactions with top faculty in enology, viticulture and other life sciences; extensive teaching and research vineyards including vinifera, hybrid and labrusca-type wine grapes; and a new teaching winery slated for completion in 2013.
The successful candidate will be responsible for 1. Teaching or co-teaching two enology and viticulture courses per semester, two of which will be upper level winemaking courses (Winemaking Theory and Practice I & II and associated labs) 2. Mentoring undergraduate V&E majors 3. Assisting with the student winery 4. Directing and supervising undergraduate V&E majors on internships and research projects 5. Participating in the V&E faculty steering committee that guides and coordinates teaching activities
Required Qualifications: M.S. degree or its equivalent in enology or a closely related field, and experience in winemaking are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree, experience in teaching and commercial winemaking, and knowledge of viticulture are preferred but not required
Term: The initial nine month appointment will be for one academic year, Jan 2013 – Dec 2013, with reappointment possible after the first year. Funding for the position is available for 2 years.
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This is a full benefits eligible 9 month position.
Application: Applicants should send a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; a concise statement of interest (including a description of their teaching philosophy and prior teaching experience); full academic transcripts; and the names and contact information for three individuals who could provide letters of reference to Cindy Uhrovick (email@example.com, 607-255-7900). Further questions can be directed to Dr. Gavin Sacks (firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-787-2458). Review of applications will begin Oct 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.