Cornell University, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-CEE-CYBERPHYSICAL [#19431, WDR-00028296_Cyber-Pl]
Position Title: Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart-City Infrastructure
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853-3501, United States Minor Outlying Islands [map]
Subject Areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Energy & Environment
Appl Deadline: halted (posted 2021/10/21, updated 2021/09/02)
Position Description:    

Notice: Dear Applicant: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are having to place the search for a faculty member in the area of “Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart-City Infrastructure” on pause. We will keep your information on file and will do a review when the search starts back up. Thank you for your understanding. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart-City Infrastructure

Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) as part of a new strategic initiative in Smart Cities.  We are seeking an individual who is making transformative advancements in how sensor networks, actuators, and analytics are brought to bear on modern infrastructure systems with an eye toward providing a more intelligent, equitable, sustainable, and resilient allocation of limited resources.  

The successful applicant will be expected to: 

• Conduct an internationally recognized and well-funded research program.

• Contribute to fundamental advances of CPS architectures for smart city applications in one or more of the following areas: sensor development and novel deployment, control of smart and distributed infrastructure systems, artificial intelligence models and methods, decision systems with humans in the loop, and infrastructure system resilience. 

Foster cross-disciplinary engagements that develop transformative research and education initiatives–for example, with colleagues working in sensor development, robotics, control, sustainability, risk, and urban systems. 

• Design new undergraduate and graduate courses related to CPS and infrastructure systems design and performance.

The position is open at all ranks; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. It is anticipated the successful candidate will begin in Summer 2022, although alternative arrangements can be made. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the CEE School. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and students within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. Candidates from minoritized and historically underrepresented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application materials must be submitted on-line at


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three brief statements (1-2 pages per statement): (1) a research statement, (2) a teaching statement, and (3) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to review Cornell University’s guidance for writing DEI statements here. In addition to the statements, candidates should include a copy of their three most significant publications, and provide contact information for at least three references. Questions can be directed to


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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
220 Hollister Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3501