Cornell University, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-ChemE-SYSTEMSENERGYDIRECTOR [#20942, WDR-00029475]
Position Title: Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Energy Engineering
Energy Systems
Sustainable Energy
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/14, updated 2022/06/22, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

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New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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The College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus, invites applications for the Croll Professorship and Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI) from distinguished scholars with a vision for transforming global energy systems. The CESI is the College of Engineering nexus for energy systems and technology research across disciplines. The College of Engineering at Cornell University is a premier institution of applied science and technology research and education, including in several areas of energy-related research and development. The successful applicant is expected to be a distinguished leader with a strong record of research and a compelling vision for the CESI as a world-class center for energy innovation. In addition to all CESI research facilities, the successful candidate can expect to benefit from the use of such Cornell research facilities as CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source) CCMR (Cornell Center for Materials Research) and CNF (Cornell Nanofabrication Facility) and from collaboration with many faculty experts in such areas as Advanced Manufacturing (“3D Printing”) and advanced electromagnetics (metamaterials) and the Lab of Plasma Studies (LPS). In addition, the new Director will benefit from an existing partnership with Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell hub for broadly interdisciplinary research in sustainability ( . The successful candidate can expect a competitive level of support for the growth and development of the CESI. For additional information about the position, please contact 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant energy-related field and an outstanding record of research, education, and service as appropriate to a full Professor appointment in a relevant home department at Cornell. Experimentalists, theorists and computationalists are all welcome to apply. A broad background is desirable, including experience with areas of sustainable energy generation, conversion, storage, transmission/distribution, and/or recovery systems. Doctorates can be in chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or another technical field that is consistent with a tenured appointment in a College of Engineering department at Cornell. 

 There is an expectation that the successful applicant will be willing and able to teach courses in the College and will have demonstrated promise for excellence in the classroom. Candidates with an established record of raising funds for interdisciplinary center-scale initiatives, and with an interest in advancing outreach efforts to industry and foundations to enable research, teaching, and service are of particular interest. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community and to creating a climate that attracts students of all races, genders and nationalities. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage and we especially encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian Reservations.  

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please visit:

Interested applicants should visit and submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement on outreach, diversity, inclusion, and leadership, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

For more information regarding the Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit:

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

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(607) 255-6331
126 Olin Hall
Cornell University
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ithaca, NY 14853