The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering invites applications for the following positions:
Current Job Openings
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell UniversityCornell University, Ithaca, NYPosted:
The ROBERT F. SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York, invites applications for a tenured or tenure‐track faculty position in chemical and biomolecular engineering. The search is focused on candidates specializing in theory and computation, including Artificial Intelligence research, e.g., machine learning models, tools, techniques, and data science. Junior candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and must show outstanding research and potential for excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship. Senior candidates with exceptional accomplishments in research, teaching, and graduate student mentorship are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field; salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. For additional information concerning topic areas and potential collaborators, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the radical collaboration topics available at https://provost.cornell.edu/academic-initiatives/radical-collaboration/.
Faculty in the Smith School engage strongly in interdisciplinary research through an array of centers and other initiatives, including the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Center for Materials Research, the Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, the Center for Advanced Computing, the Chemical/Biology Interface Training Program, the Energy Systems Institute, the Initiative for Digital Agriculture, the Life Sciences Initiative, and the Molecular Biophysics Training Program. Faculty also have opportunities to collaborate with faculty across campus through Cornell’s Graduate Field system. In addition, many state-of-the-art core facilities are available such as the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility, and the Life Sciences Core facility.
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 people from historically underrepresented groups 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 feel welcome here, support your well-being, and help with childcare, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay/family-life-support.
To apply: Application materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23393. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, complete contact information for at least three references, and a statement on outreach, diversity, inclusion, and leadership. For more information regarding the statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/.
This position may be supported in part by Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST), a grant from the NIH’s Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.See More
Professor of Practice in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell UniversityCornell University, Ithaca, NYPosted:
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.
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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.
Croll Professorship in Engineering Energy TransitionsCornell University, Ithaca, NYPosted:
The College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus, invites applications for the Croll Professorship in Engineering Energy Transitions from distinguished scholars with a vision for transforming global energy systems. The Croll Chair, in collaboration with Cornell’s Sustainability Radical Collaborations Initiative and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, will be the nexus for energy systems transition and technology research across disciplines at Cornell University. The Radical Collaborations Initiative provides an innovative arrangement, in which the Croll Chair will hold their academic appointment in the College of Engineering and have strong collaborative connections with the leadership of Cornell Atkinson. 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. Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is the Cornell hub for broadly interdisciplinary research in sustainability (atkinson.cornell.edu). The successful applicant is expected to be a distinguished leader with a strong record of research and a compelling vision for world-class transdisciplinary energy innovation across Cornell and beyond. With support from Cornell Atkinson and the College of Engineering, the Croll Chair will build and leverage connections across Cornell University and beyond, to maximize impact of transdisciplinary sustainable energy solutions. To facilitate this, the successful candidate will contribute to climate leadership on the Sustainable Cornell Council and The 2030 Project.
In addition to the resources of Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, 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). The successful candidate can expect a competitive level of support for the growth and development of the Cornell’s energy transitions initiative. For additional information about the position, please contact email@example.com.
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 in the College of Engineering at Cornell. A broad background is desirable, including experience with areas of sustainable energy generation, conversion, storage, transmission/distribution, and/or recovery systems.
There is an expectation that the successful applicant will be willing and able to teach courses in the College of Engineering. 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, 2023 at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20942.
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.
For more information regarding the Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/See More
Research Associate/Lab ManagerRobert Frederick Smith School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, Cornell UniversityPosted:
Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess a collaborative spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
Cornell's Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) has a long and distinguished history of successfully educating leaders for a wide variety of industries and academia. Graduates have major impacts on the chemical, consumer, pharmaceutical, petroleum, electronic, biotechnology, and biomedical industries.
The Lab Manager will support instructional activities and research in CBE teaching and research laboratories in Olin Hall, reporting primarily to the department head and director of administration. The individual will assist faculty, staff, and students in the development and teaching of lab courses; have oversight of student team projects; collaborate on planning and conducting research within our emerging research hub and shared facility model as an important part of center grant development and execution; provide and maintain a safe working environment as the principal staff member for the CBE safety committee and interfacing with the College and University safety officers; schedule use of facilities and major equipment; and maintain cost records and reviews of lab expenses. This position will be responsible for the design, construction, assembly, operation, maintenance and disassembly of teaching and research apparatus. This position will provide general technical support and training for faculty, students, non-academic clients, and visiting scientists in the field of chemical and biomolecular engineering. This position will work closely in collaboration with the faculty managers of the unit operations laboratory course and the biomanufacturing hub, and as the research hubs expand to shared models, work with the faculty leads of them as well.
Major responsibilities of this position include:
Laboratory Management and Maintenance
- Manage CBE shared laboratories and equipment
- Provide support and oversight of setup, testing, and disassembling of instructional laboratory equipment in shared facilities, unit operations (UO), biomanufacturing lab, and future shared facilities
- Maintain, repair, and modify laboratory equipment and experiments in shared research hubs, UO, and biomanufacturing areas
- Consult with faculty, and assist as appropriate, on hands-on laboratory experiment design and execution for center grant support, courses that have laboratory components, and student team projects
- Troubleshoot problems with equipment operation, diagnose problems, and take corrective actions; interface with service and company representatives
- Oversee the work of students and temporary staff in the labs
- Establish and maintain operations, equipment, and procedures within the lab
- Collaborate with the faculty and student support team in providing excellence in instruction
- Research, recommend and purchase new equipment, chemicals, materials, and supplies
- Support of faculty research projects
- Support of faculty instruction
- Principal liaison with Cornell EH&S, Cornell Facilities Management, equipment vendors, and maintenance providers
- Principal staff member for CBE safety committee and partner with faculty safety officer and building manager of Olin Hall
- Ensure all students are cleared for experimental work with proper safety certification
- Ensure all equipment is ready to be safely used by students
Student Support and Teaching
- Support all laboratories in curriculum and development of hands-on exercises with faculty instructors
- Collaborate with faculty on pedagogical aspects of curriculum development as it relates to laboratory courses and labs and disseminate scholarship in this area as appropriate.
- Reinforce safety culture, training, and best practices to reach industry standards
- Aid in the logistics of faculty collaborative projects in center grant efforts and the execution of critical elements related to lab experiments and pedagogical design once awarded
- Support student project teams and undergraduate researchers in research hubs
- Train students at all levels in equipment standard operating procedures and clear them for use in shared spaces and labs
A Ph.D. degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination with 2 to 3 years of lab experience (academic, industry, and/or government) or equivalent is required. Applicants with experience in both chemical and biological lab settings is a must. Must have demonstrated ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and be comfortable working in a dynamic environment. Must be able to interact effectively as part of a team with users at all levels of competence. Electrical, mechanical, and biological trouble shooting skills are required. Demonstrated ability to learn new hands-on skills. Willingness to work patiently with diverse population of researchers and students other users, as they gain the required skills to safely and successfully operate lab equipment. Must have a desire to support teaching, advising, and mentoring of students and student teams and be open to expanding into pedagogical development of our discipline. Must demonstrate commitment to inclusive education practices and ability to collaborate on complex projects.
Interested applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23485.