Cornell University, Systems Engineering

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Program ID:Cornell-Systems Engineering-ITHACA22 [#24029]
Program Title: Systems Engineering Program, Cornell University, Open-Rank, Long-Term, Faculty Position
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Systems Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/12/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/19, listed until 2023/11/21)

Thanks to the remarkable recognition it has earned from both novel industry collaborations and honors from professional societies, the Cornell Systems Program is undergoing a period of significant growth. As a result, the Systems Engineering program is seeking applicants for a new faculty position to expand our efforts in areas that include, but are not limited to:  
  •  Systems analytics and quantitative methods (e.g., mathematical modeling, computational simulation, risk analysis and management, statistics and probability, data science, etc.) 
  • Computational model-based systems engineering and optimization 
  • Software systems 
  • Cyber-physical systems 
  • Systems of systems 
  • Enterprise systems
  • Energy systems 
  • Human-systems interaction modeling and analysis 
 This new position is an open-rank, long-term and renewable full-time, on-campus, non-tenure-track position that focuses primarily on teaching a moderate number of courses, with involvement in running Masters of Engineering projects as well as in research to be able to keep up with the development of the rapidly evolving discipline of Systems Engineering. Titles awarded are based on applicant experience and can range from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer or Professor of the Practice. Additionally, we also welcome applicants interested in part-time teaching-focused positions that could last from 1 week up to 1-2 courses per year while potentially working remotely. Applicants should indicate the range of engagement opportunities they are interested in within their cover letter. 

The Systems Engineering Program builds upon the broad expertise of Cornell faculty. We offer unique transdisciplinary master’s and doctoral education to prepare systems engineering leaders engaged in complex engineering, socio-technical, and policy challenges. The program attracts students from a variety of disciplines, companies, and countries. You will be part of a growing program and be able to make a direct contribution to developing it further. 

Unlike traditional programs, the Systems Engineering Program does not have any tenured or tenure-track appointments. Full-time faculty hired for this position will be appointed and are eligible for reappointment as Research-Teaching-Extension (RTE) faculty members. 

The faculty hired into this position will be central to the development of the program and will be fully involved in all strategic decisions and operational needs of the program. As a full member of the Systems core faculty, individuals selected for this position at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of the Practice level are expected to contribute to our educational mission by teaching, including a small number of existing well-developed analytically based graduate-level courses, maintaining course content currency and relevance by keeping pace and sometimes contributing with research developments in Systems and advising graduate-level systems projects. 

Applications should be submitted online at and should include the following: 
  • Brief cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Teaching statement 
  • Contact information for at least three references 
  • Research statement (optional – only for applicants at the Professor of the Practice level who desire to perform research for some portion of their work) 
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Potential brief course descriptions or syllabi of courses interested in teaching (optional) 
  • Please explain how you found out about this listing 
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until all the positions are filled. We expect to conduct a round of short introductory Zoom interviews starting as early as January 2023, and all-day on-campus/virtual interviews starting as early as mid-January 2023. The search for this position will remain open until it has been filled. 

Cornell University is a significant innovative Ivy League university and is a great place to work in transdisciplinary areas. 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. With our main campus in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion have been a part of Cornell University's heritage since its founding in 1865. The Systems Engineering Program and all programs in 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. In addition, Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples, has a dual-career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual-career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in upstate New York. Cornell University is a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also identify a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at

We offer a rich array of services, programs, and benefits to help employees advance in their careers and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, and flexible work options.

More details or general questions about the position can be found by emailing Breonna Boylan, the Systems Engineering Director’s Assistant at

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary 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.

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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