Cornell University, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-CEE-POSTDOC1 [#18793, NozickSu21_WDR-WDR-00026550]
Position Title: PostDoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853-3501, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Energy
Computer Programming
Civil and Environmental Engineering / Transportation Systems (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/06/24, finished 2021/08/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University seeks a postdoctoral associate. The position will be located at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. The position is initially available for one year with a potential renewal for a total of two years.

We have developed a novel computational framework to improve understanding of the underlying dynamics that lead to escalating regional hurricane disaster risk, and to support design and analysis of public policy interventions to address them. The framework explicitly considers perspectives of and interactions among multiple key stakeholders (government, primary insurers, and homeowners), and multiple diverse interventions (e.g., home strengthening, acquisition, and insurance). It includes a computable general equilibrium model to relate hurricane damage to gross domestic product, labor wages, savings, etc. We envision the person hired in this position to extend this framework to create an optimization model that represents the government’s interest in controlling hurricane risk by balancing economic growth, equity, and regional loss exposure to determine how to allocate funds for insurance subsidies, mitigation grants and acquisition programs.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering, operations research, computer science or closely related field. To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line through AcademicJobsOnline at

Through this website, applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and the names and contact information for at least three references. The successful applicant anticipated hire date is September 1, 2022 (or earlier based on candidate’s availability). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. 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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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
220 Hollister Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3501