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Tenured-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
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2 Dec 2023

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Tenured-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University


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. This position will complement departmental strengths in biomolecular engineering and biomanufacturing; complex fluids and functional soft matter; data and computational engineering; energy and sustainability; and engineering education. 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.


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 Institute of Biotechnology, the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture, the Cornell Center for Materials Research, the Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, the Center for Advanced Computing, the Energy Systems Institute, the Life Sciences Initiative, and several NIH-funded training programs including the Chemical/Biology Interface Training Program, the Immuno-Engineering Training Program, 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 Nanoscale Facility, and the Cornell Biotechnology Resource Center.


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 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 Understand Your Benefits | Working at Cornell.


To apply, application materials must be submitted online Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least three references. We also ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. For more information, visit the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity's page on the Statement Supporting Diverse Communities.


This position may be supported in part by a grant from the NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program. Cornell’s FIRST Program (Cornell FIRST, supports the diversification of Cornell faculty in the biological, biomedical, and health sciences and seeks to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence. For additional information concerning topic areas and potential collaborators, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the radical collaboration topics available at


Pay Ranges: $79,400 to $329,600


The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience. Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary) Unique applicable skills.


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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