Cornell University, Computational Biology

Position ID:Cornell-Computational Biology-ORPROF [#19115, WDR-00027338]
Position Title: Cornell Computational Neuroscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Artificial Intelligence
Computational Biology
Neural Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/09, finished 2022/04/16, listed until 2022/02/05)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Cornell Initiative to bridge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Neuroscience invites applications for two open rank, tenure track faculty positions in the Departments of Neurobiology and Behavior ( and Computational Biology ( Candidates may use experimental, computational, and/or machine learning methods to understand the neural basis of animal or human behavior. Individuals are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. These hires are part of a larger Initiative in AI research at Cornell and successful candidates should have a pioneering spirit and a track record of collaborative work and enthusiasm about bridging top-ranked systems neuroscience, neuroengineering, behavior, computational biology and AI communities established at Cornell (

Qualifications: A PhD in neuroscience, computational biology, computer science, behavior, physics, or a related field and a primary interest in understanding behavior and neural data through the development and use of computational, statistical and/or machine learning methods. Postdoctoral experience with a demonstrated record of productivity is required.

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

Diversity and Inclusion: Cornell University embraces diversity and inclusion. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We will consider candidates with nonconventional career trajectories and we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Applications and Starting Date: Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. Candidates should submit a cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae, research (5 page max) and teaching (2 page max) statements, statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 page max) and arrange to have three reference letters. Inquiries may be sent to Jesse Goldberg, Search Committee Chair, Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Selected applicants will present at a Symposium on the Neuroscience-AI interface December 8-11, 2021.

Opportunity: The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. 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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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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:
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Further Info:
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College of Arts and Sciences
Departments of Neurobiology & Behavior and Computational Biology
Ithaca, NY 14853