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The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York invites applications for:

Current Job Openings

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position in Bioengineering Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Bioengineering.  Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and are expected to establish an outstanding, funded research program as well as to contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. Applicants at the level of Assistant Professor are preferred, but appointments at other levels will also be considered. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    We seek outstanding individuals engaged in all aspects of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with a particular interest in Bioengineering.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however particular attention will be paid to applicants with overlap with Cornell Radical Collaborations (http://provost.cornell.edu/academic-initiatives/radical-collaboration/) such as digital agriculture, genome biology, infection biology, nanoscale science and molecular engineering, and data science.

    Cornell has a long history of excellence at the interface between bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering.  Many faculty engage in bioengineering research in collaboration across the Engineering College, with Cornell hospitals, with the Veterinary School, and with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cornell fosters interdisciplinary research and an atmosphere of interdisciplinary collaborations through its Centers and Field system and multidisciplinary centers such as the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Cornell also offers opportunities for entrepreneurship and commercialization of technologies developed by faculty through the Cornell Center for Technology Licensing and local incubators such as the McGovern Center for Venture Development.

    The Sibley School and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will foster a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders.  We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in Engineering to apply.  Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

    Please submit an application. Applications should include a complete cv; statements of research, teaching, and service; a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion; as well as the names of three references; and 3 recent or significant publications. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019; all applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive full consideration this academic year.  Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be sent to Prof. Brian Kirby at kirby@cornell.edu.

     

    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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  • Professor of the Practice Position in Space Systems Engineering

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    The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program at Cornell University invite applications for a Professor of the Practice position in the area of Space Systems Engineering. Applicants should be highly experienced individuals in a relevant field of professional practice. They must exhibit strong promise for excellence in developing courses and in teaching and should have an advanced degree in a related field. While teaching is the primary responsibility, faculty of this rank have the opportunity to engage in additional research, service, and outreach activities. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track position in Ithaca, NY, renewable every three to five years.

    This position will be a key element of the Sibley School’s strategy in Aerospace Engineering for the coming decades. Building upon its history of groundbreaking space-technology research, the school seeks a faculty member with a passion for innovative teaching and research in NewSpace, Commercial Space, and advanced human-space applications from a systems-engineering perspective. This faculty member will help lead the development of, and teach, practice-oriented courses for both on-campus and professional distance-learning students, grow relationships with industry, and supervise student projects.

    Minimal requirements include work experience in space technology and familiarity with contemporary systems-engineering practice sufficient to teach one or more of the currently offered courses in the Systems Engineering program. The successful candidate will have a broad background in space systems with depth in one or more of the following areas: spacecraft systems engineering and architecture, model-based systems engineering, systems analysis and optimization, human spaceflight, global navigation satellite systems (such as GPS), spacecraft mission operations, fundamental astrodynamics, and technology for Earth Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, or Planetary Science applications.

    The Sibley School, the Systems Engineering program, and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will foster a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. 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 …”any person…any study.”  We strongly encourage underrepresented minority and women candidates to apply. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a dual-career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

    Please submit an application online. Applications Applicants are asked to include a complete résumé and cover letter, teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Additionally a class syllabus and a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion are requested as available.  All applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration this academic year. ApplicationReview of applications will continues will be evaluated on an ongoing basis 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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  • HI-Light Technology Undergraduate

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    Undergraduate research opportunity in the Erickson Lab

    The Erickson Lab (http://www.ericksonlab.org/) seeks an undergraduate student at Cornell with an interest in reactor engineering and/or photocatalysis. The available position will focus on the HI-Light project, a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2; to fuels like syngas or methanol. Preferences will be given to candidates in the junior/senior level, with background in Mechanical Engineering , Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry and relevant disciplines. A lot of hands-on experience will be required. The successful candidate will be working with Elvis Cao, a Ph.D. student in the Erickson lab.

    Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement outlining their qualifications for the position to xc295@cornell.edu. Included the words “HI-Light Technology Undergraduate” in the subject of your email. The position is available immediately and requires a minimum of three-month commitment.

    About HI-Light: HI-Light is a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol. The technology seeks to achieve a kind of artificial photosynthesis - combining sunlight, CO2 and chemicals to photocatalytically produce renewable fuels.

    About the Erickson Lab: We are a group of multidisciplinary Ph.D., Post-doctoral, and other researchers with expertise spanning Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics. We have broad expertise in nanotechnology, microfluidics, photonics, and biomedical diagnostics

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