Tenure-Track Faculty

February 28, 2023
Application ends: February 28, 2025

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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 at Cornell University is soliciting applications for a cluster of faculty hires in the general area of advanced materials design and engineering. Highly collaborative, visionary candidates are sought for these tenured or tenure track faculty positions, particularly those who will dramatically accelerate the design-to-application cycle of new advanced materials with properties superior to any known. Competencies desired for this cluster include those enabling (1) “synthesis by design” by providing theoretical guidance from computational thermodynamics, structure prediction, and defect energetics to help navigate kinetic pathways to get atoms into desired positions; (2) “autonomous synthesis” by providing real-time characterization and feedback on a relevant time scale to accelerate the discovery of new electronic materials; and (3) “radical proof-of-concept devices” that embraces untamed materials with great potential and devises ways to pattern, integrate, test, and exploit their performance in game-changing devices. The candidate’s appointment will be made to one or more of the following departments within the College of Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering, Applied and Engineering Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. More information on Cornell College of Engineering’s strategic research focus is available at: https://strategicplan.engineering.cornell.edu

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, copies of publications or preprints as well as the names and emails of at least 3 references:

The College of Engineering at Cornell and the MSE, AEP and ECE departments embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and is inclusive of people of all races, nationalities and genders. People from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. The required diversity statement should describe the candidate’s potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as detailed in the University’s Contribution to Diversity statement.


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.

Pay Range:

$76,200.00 – $211,000.00 

Pay Ranges:

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.