Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Life. Changing.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a workplace with a purpose: purpose-driven science. Which means that the CALS experience isn't just life changing for our students; it's also life changing for all of our employees.

Home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff, CALS is a premier institution of scientific learning, tackling the complex challenges of our time through purpose-driven science. Dedicated to robust, responsible science, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach.

The meaningful impact of our work is matched only by the generosity of our spirit. We aim to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those passionate about serving the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

The college is dedicated to the vitality and wellness of our community and is committed to ten core values that are reflected in all aspects of our teaching, research and extension work. And we are a community also guided by the following convictions that:

  • Achieving next-generation scientific breakthroughs requires an understanding of the world’s complex, interlocking systems.
  • Having access to nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right.
  • Ensuring a prosperous global future depends on the ability to support local people and communities everywhere. 

Interested in joining us? Start here to see how a career at Cornell CALS offers opportunities to reach your potential and join a community of great minds with global impact.

Browse Job Openings

Staff, Librarian, Union and Temporary Positions
Find a wide range of full-time and short-term opportunities including those in administrative support, finance, communications, office management, information technology, skilled trade positions, grounds, and facilities.

Academic Positions
Search for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty positions, visiting appointments, researcher, lecturer, and postdoc opportunities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
Interested in working directly with the public, engaging with communities across the Empire State? CCE employment opportunities are available throughout New York and on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca.

Cornell offers a wide variety of part-time jobs for students. Working while attending school has multiple benefits: earning extra money, learning new on-the-job skills (such as time management), building contacts and references, and increasing your marketability for summer and post-Cornell jobs. Please note that Mann Library and the Lab or Ornithology have their own application portals.