Ithaca, NY

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cornell University

The Organization: Cornell University

Position Overview
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Cornell University

The School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell University seeks applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor. We especially encourage applications by members of groups historically underrepresented in AEP and STEM.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful and internationally recognized independent research program and to participate effectively in the teaching of our core physics curriculum at the advanced undergraduate level. Research areas of interest include biophysics and biotechnology, optics and photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, and materials physics. The successful applicant can expect a highly competitive level of support for the start-up of their research program. Considerable institutional resources at Cornell can strengthen this research program and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. In particular, successful candidates can benefit from association with one or more of Cornell’s interdisciplinary research centers, national facilities, and national resources listed at

Typically, postdoctoral experience is considered to be essential for Assistant Professor applicants. However, for exceptional candidates nearing the completion of their PhD, we can provide additional support in the form of a bridging fellowship for postdoctoral training before the start of the faculty position.

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.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a publication list; a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests; a teaching statement; a statement sharing the applicant’s experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to foster learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community – applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application (see; and the names and complete contact information for at least three references: An automated message will be sent to all references requesting letters. Applications will begin to be evaluated starting 11/15/2023.

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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