Faculty Openings

Thanks to the remarkable recognition it has earned from both novel industry collaborations and honors from professional societies, the Cornell Systems Program is undergoing a period of significant growth.

Current Job Openings

  • Open-Rank, Long-Term, Faculty Position

    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    The Systems Engineering program is seeking applicants for a new open-rank, long-term and renewable full-time, on-campus, non-tenure-track faculty position to expand our efforts in areas that include, but are not limited to:  

    • Systems analytics and quantitative methods (e.g., mathematical modeling, computational simulation, risk analysis and management, statistics and probability, data science, etc.) 
    • Computational model-based systems engineering and optimization 
    • Software systems 
    • Cyber-physical systems 
    • Systems of systems 
    • Enterprise systems
    • Energy systems 
    • Human-systems interaction modeling and analysis 

     This new position is an open-rank, long-term and renewable full-time, on-campus, non-tenure-track position that focuses primarily on teaching a moderate number of courses, with involvement in running Masters of Engineering projects as well as in research to be able to keep up with the development of the rapidly evolving discipline of Systems Engineering. Titles awarded are based on applicant experience and can range from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer or Professor of the Practice. Additionally, we also welcome applicants interested in part-time teaching-focused positions that could last from 1 week up to 1-2 courses per year while potentially working remotely. Applicants should indicate the range of engagement opportunities they are interested in within their cover letter. 

    If you are interested in this position, please visit the Academic Jobs Online website for application materials and requirements.

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis untill the position is filled. We expect to conduct a round of short introductory Zoom interviews followed by all-day on-campus/virtual interviews. The search for this position will remain open until it has been filled.

    About Systems Engineering

    The Systems Engineering Program builds upon the broad expertise of Cornell faculty. We offer unique transdisciplinary master’s and doctoral education to prepare systems engineering leaders engaged in complex engineering, socio-technical, and policy challenges. The program attracts students from a variety of disciplines, companies, and countries. You will be part of a growing program and be able to make a direct contribution to developing it further. 

    Unlike traditional programs, the Systems Engineering Program does not have any tenured or tenure-track appointments. Full-time faculty hired for this position will be appointed and are eligible for reappointment as Research-Teaching-Extension (RTE) faculty members. 

    The faculty hired into this position will be central to the development of the program and will be fully involved in all strategic decisions and operational needs of the program. As a full member of the Systems core faculty, individuals selected for this position at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Practice level are expected to contribute to our educational mission by teaching (including a small number of existing well-developed analytically based graduate-level courses), maintaining course content currency and relevance (by keeping pace and sometimes contributing with research developments in Systems), and advising graduate-level systems projects. 

    Cornell University is a significant, innovative Ivy League university and is a great place to work in transdisciplinary areas. 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. With our main campus in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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    Further Info:

    Systems Engineering
    Breonna Boylan, blb253@cornell.edu

    136 Hoy Road
    603 Rhodes Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14850

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