Cornell University, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-ChemE-SYSTEMSENERGYDIRECTOR [#20942, WDR-00029475]
Position Title: Croll Professorship in Engineering Energy Transitions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Energy Engineering
Energy Systems
Sustainable Energy
Appl Deadline:2023/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2024/01/31, finished 2024/07/10)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus, invites applications for the Croll Professorship in Engineering Energy Transitions from distinguished scholars with a vision for transforming global energy systems. The Croll Chair, in collaboration with Cornell’s Sustainability Radical Collaborations Initiative and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, will be the nexus for energy systems transition and technology research across disciplines at Cornell University. The Radical Collaborations Initiative provides an innovative arrangement, in which the Croll Chair will hold their academic appointment in the College of Engineering and have strong collaborative connections with the leadership of Cornell Atkinson. 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. Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is the Cornell hub for broadly interdisciplinary research in sustainability ( The successful applicant is expected to be a distinguished leader with a strong record of research and a compelling vision for world-class transdisciplinary energy innovation across Cornell and beyond. With support from Cornell Atkinson  and the College of Engineering, the Croll Chair will build and leverage connections across Cornell University and beyond, to maximize impact of transdisciplinary sustainable energy solutions  . To facilitate this, the successful candidate will contribute to climate leadership on the Sustainable Cornell Council and The 2030 Project

In addition to the resources of Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, 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). The successful candidate can expect a competitive level of support for the growth and development of the Cornell’s energy transitions initiative. 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 in the College of Engineering at Cornell. A broad background is desirable, including experience with areas of sustainable energy generation, conversion, storage, transmission/distribution, and/or recovery systems. 

There is an expectation that the successful applicant will be willing and able to teach courses in the College of Engineering. 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.  

To apply: Application materials must be submitted at

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. 

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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