Cornell University

Faculty Position in Bioengineering

Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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 ( 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 online at 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

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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Last updated: 2019-11-24