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

The ROBERT FREDERICK SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure‐track faculty positions in chemical and biomolecular engineering. All research areas will be considered, with an emphasis on engineering fundamentals that have strong potential for positive societal impact. Senior candidates with exceptional accomplishments in research, teaching, and graduate student mentorship are encouraged to apply. Junior candidates must show outstanding research and potential for excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field; salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular 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. We seek faculty members committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, who will join our workforce, are ready to educate our diverse student body and who understand Cornell’s motto of “any person…any study.”  We strongly encourage underrepresented minority and women candidates to apply.

Interested applicants should visit, should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, three recent publications, and arrange to have three reference letters.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

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