Cornell University, Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-BME-FACULTYPOSITION1 [#26036, WDR-00041335]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Syntheic Biology, Synthetic and Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, women’s health technologies
Salary Range:$79,400 to $211,600
Appl Deadline:2023/11/29 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/10/03, finished 2024/06/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

 The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered. We are seeking candidates with expertise that builds on existing strengths in biomechanics, biomaterials, drug delivery, tissue engineering and/or systems/synthetic biology with application to women’s health. Applications from individuals with expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computational approaches to the microbiome and diagnostics are particularly encouraged.

 Candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering or a closely related field, with a demonstrated potential for success as an independent investigator and educator. We especially encourage applications by members of groups that are underrepresented in BME and STEM. This position may be supported in part by Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST), a grant from the NIH’s Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.

 The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is in the College of Engineering on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York. The ideal candidate will benefit from strong collaborative ties to the College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, and Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech in New York City. Our global presence includes a College of Medicine campus in Doha, Qatar. Further opportunities for research and development are provided by an extensive network of centers and institutes including the Center for Vertebrate Genomics, Genomics Innovation Hub, Genome Biology Initiative, Cornell Neurotechnology NeuroNex Hub, Cornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility, Cornell Center for Immunology, AI Radical Collaboration, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science and Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences. 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. The main campus sits at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The Ithaca area offers a small-town lifestyle with the cultural and culinary offerings of larger cities. The climate of the region provides for a range of outdoor activities including boating/sailing, swimming, mountain biking and hiking in summer, to skiing and ice skating in winter. 

The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who foster a welcoming climate for all members of our community. Biomedical Engineering at Cornell was the first department recognized with the BMES Diversity Award. The university also 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 the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcomed here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see:

All applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and preprints as well as research and teaching vision statements. We also ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants can submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application. Please submit all materials including contact information for at least 3 reference letter writers. 

Applications must be received by November 13, 2023, to receive full consideration. Application materials must be submitted electronically at: 

We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Pay Range across Cornell: $79,400 to $211,600 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.

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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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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Cornell University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
115 Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202