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Job Description

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University is soliciting applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position. Exceptional candidates are sought, particularly those who will dramatically enhance our core research thrusts, especially in the areas of soft materials. More information on Cornell MS&E’s strategic research focus is available at:

Candidates are expected to currently have or to develop an internationally recognized program of research and teaching in materials science and engineering. Ideal candidates should be able to create strategic interactions between Cornell faculty. Considerable institutional resources are available for the support of the successful applicant’s research program and a competitive start-up package can be expected. The successful candidate can expect to benefit from associations with Cornell’s many interdisciplinary research centers, facilities, and initiatives, which include a number of national resources. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in the teaching of materials science and engineering and to mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Materials Science and 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. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Applications including a resume, a statement on teaching and research interests, copies of publications or preprints, and names of several references should be submitted online at:

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2018 and will be accepted until this position is filled.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

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EEO Statement:

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. 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.