Cornell University-Assistant Professor in Biomaterials Engineering

Position: Assistant Professor: Biomaterials Engineering. Tenure Track.

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. The academic home for this position is the
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and
Life Sciences.


This biological engineering tenure-track position requires a balanced effort between research (50%) and
teaching (50%) on an academic year basis. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally
recognized research program and become a leader in the field of biomaterials engineering. The department seeks
a distinguished and productive junior scholar who shares our passion for outstanding teaching and advising in
the context of a leading research university with a top-ranked, accredited undergraduate biological engineering
program. Service to the department and university is expected of all members of the faculty.
The ideal candidate will work in the area of biomaterials engineering with a focus on biologically-derived
materials with broad applications in biological, environmental, agricultural or food systems. Innovative research
may be focused at the nanoscale, molecular, cellular or organism level. Examples of possible research emphases
include the following areas: bio-derived and bio-inspired materials and biomaterials engineering based on selfassembly,
biomolecular engineering, and nanobiotechnology. We are looking for candidates who would excel in
the multidisciplinary research environment which is a hallmark of Cornell University. The successful candidate
will collaborate with other faculty within the department and university. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
and securing external funding to support research program is a major expectation of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will also support the teaching of core courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
including developing a course that is explicitly designed to educate students on biomaterials topics. The
department values excellence in undergraduate and graduate mentoring and is seeking a candidate that shares these values.


  • A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required with demonstrated capability and success in developing¬†research and teaching programs at the interface of engineering and biological sciences.
  • A strong background in engineering and biology is required and an engineering degree is preferred.
  • Continuing with an already strong record of success, the department especially encourages women and¬†underrepresented minorities to apply for this position.

Salary: Competitive

Starting Date: Anticipated starting date is January, 2012

Application: Applications including a resume, statements on research and teaching interests, copies of
relevant publications or preprints, reference letters and transcripts should be submitted online at:

Reply by: Applications will be reviewed starting August 15, 2011 and will be accepted until this
position is filled.

Cornell University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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