Cornell University, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-ChemE-ALIPOSTDOC [#27060, WDR-00042752]
Position Title: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Engineering Education
Education Research
Appl Deadline:2024/06/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2024/01/26, finished 2024/05/09, listed until 2024/06/06)
Position Description:    

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

Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education

The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Active Learning Initiative (ALI) team as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education. This position is part of an exciting project aimed at deconstructing the existing Unit Operations Laboratory course and developing new inquiry-based learning modules to be embedded across the curriculum to achieve our vision of making the School a “living laboratory.” The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with Professor Allison Godwin, a tenured engineering education faculty member in CBE. The impacts of this change will be studied using both qualitative and quantitative tools to understand how active and open-ended problem-solving throughout the curriculum affects student learning, identities as engineers, motivation, and career pathways.

Responsibilities include:


Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit the following documents at

1. Candidate CV, including publication list and date of Ph.D. graduation, and listing the Ph.D. advisors name. If not yet graduated, please note the estimated date for graduation. Applicants graduating before September 1st 2018 will not be considered. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt.

2. Two letters of recommendation, including one that must be from the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis advisor, which provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.

3. A cover letter that describes the interest in this position and alignment of the candidate’s values with the founding principle of Cornell written by Ezra Cornell, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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 encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome and value the contributions that individuals from diverse backgrounds bring to our research community.

If you have other questions or comments, please contact:

Allison Godwin, RF School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Email:

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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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
126 Olin Hall
Cornell University
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ithaca, NY 14853