Job Openings

The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering invites applications for the following positions:

Current Job Openings

  • Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute

    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Posted:

    Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

    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.

    The College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus, invites applications for the Croll Professorship and Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI) from distinguished scholars with a vision for transforming global energy systems. The CESI is the College of Engineering nexus for energy systems and technology research across disciplines. The College of Engineering at Cornell University is a premier institution of applied science and technology research and education, including in several areas of energy-related research and development. The successful applicant is expected to be a distinguished leader with a strong record of research and a compelling vision for the CESI as a world-class center for energy innovation. In addition to all CESI research facilities, the successful candidate can expect to benefit from the use of such Cornell research facilities as CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source) CCMR (Cornell Center for Materials Research) and CNF (Cornell Nanofabrication Facility) and from collaboration with many faculty experts in such areas as Advanced Manufacturing (“3D Printing”) and advanced electromagnetics (metamaterials) and the Lab of Plasma Studies (LPS). In addition, the new Director will benefit from an existing partnership with Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell hub for broadly interdisciplinary research in sustainability (atkinson.cornell.edu) . The successful candidate can expect a competitive level of support for the growth and development of the CESI. For additional information about the position, please contact CESI_search@cornell.edu

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant energy-related field and an outstanding record of research, education, and service as appropriate to a full Professor appointment in a relevant home department at Cornell. Experimentalists, theorists and computationalists are all welcome to apply. A broad background is desirable, including experience with areas of sustainable energy generation, conversion, storage, transmission/distribution, and/or recovery systems. Doctorates can be in chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or another technical field that is consistent with a tenured appointment in a College of Engineering department at Cornell.

    There is an expectation that the successful applicant will be willing and able to teach courses in the College and will have demonstrated promise for excellence in the classroom. Candidates with an established record of raising funds for interdisciplinary center-scale initiatives, and with an interest in advancing outreach efforts to industry and foundations to enable research, teaching, and service are of particular interest. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community and to creating a climate that attracts students of all races, genders and nationalities. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage and we especially encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering. 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.

    To apply: Application materials must be submitted by March 15, 2022. Apply Here.

    Interested applicants should visit and submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement on outreach, diversity, inclusion, and leadership, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    More information regarding the Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    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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  • Professor of Practice in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University

    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Posted:

    The ROBERT F. SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York invites applications for the Professor-of-Practice faculty position. This is a long-term, non-tenure-track faculty appointment for individuals with significant, high-level experience as leaders from managerial, technical or research positions in their organization. The Professor-of-Practice is expected to enrich the experience of our students by bringing to Cornell a deep understanding and appreciation of the best practices as applied in industrial settings. Examples include responsibility in process and product design, innovation, manufacturing, leadership, entrepreneurship and business. Successful candidates are highly motivated to bring experiences from their successful industry career into the classroom. Professors-of-Practice engage in other responsibilities that contribute to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the College, for example advising students on future career opportunities, serving as advisors and managers for team-based projects and assisting students in their entrepreneurial endeavors through connections with Cornell’s blossoming entrepreneurship ecosystem. Applicants must hold a masters degree in chemical engineering or the equivalent, ideally an advanced degree in business management or engineering and a minimum of 10 years of industrial experience. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    A successful applicant will be expected to (co-)lead a senior level capstone course in process / product design while working with other members of the faculty and with graduate teaching assistants. Duties in this capstone course include managing 3-4 design teams, lecturing on core course concepts, developing and managing design projects, and engaging with the Chemical Engineering Industry Council to develop new projects. We also encourage the successful applicant to develop elective courses, based on the applicant’s own industrial experience, for upper-level undergraduate and Master of Engineering students. Professors-of-Practice in the College of Engineering at Cornell University are expected to (i) excel in classroom teaching; (ii) participate in advising and mentoring of students on academics, career development and networking. (iii) contribute to the development of courses, projects and long-lasting teaching materials; (iv) engage with other faculty on the development of new curricular and pedagogical projects for BS and MEng students, and (v) provide educational contributions and leadership in areas of importance to the department, college and, where appropriate, to the university and nation. 

    The Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply. 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 http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcomed here, to support your well-being, and to help with childcare, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay/family-life-support
    Interested applicants should visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22760, and submit a curriculum vitae, and statements on: (a) teaching, (b) leadership, and (c) diversity, inclusion and outreach (for example: ‘What does diversity mean to you, and why is this important?; What have been some of your experiences either being part of a non-majority group, or interacting with diverse populations? or ‘How does your engagement with diversity help prepare students for careers in a global society?’ Applicants should submit complete contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/)

    As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location. 

    New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. 
    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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