Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) as part of a new
strategic initiative in Smart Cities. We are seeking an individual who is making transformative
advancements in how modern infrastructure systems are analyzed, designed and/or controlled
with an eye toward providing a more intelligent, equitable, sustainable, and resilient allocation
of limited resources.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
• Conduct an internationally recognized and well-funded research program.
• Contribute to fundamental advances of CPS architectures for smart city applications in one or
more of the following broad application areas: energy, transportation, water, public health
or other urban infrastructure systems. The advances could be related to (but not limited to)
areas such sensor development and monitoring, control of smart and distributed
infrastructure systems, artificial intelligence models and methods, decision systems with
humans in the loop, and infrastructure system resilience.
• Foster cross-disciplinary engagements that develop transformative research and education
initiatives–for example, with colleagues working in sensor development, robotics, control
and optimization, sustainability, risk, equity, and urban systems.
• Design new undergraduate and graduate courses related to CPS and infrastructure systems
design and performance.
The position is open at all ranks; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. It is anticipated the successful candidate will begin in Summer 2023, although
alternative arrangements can be made. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate
and graduate teaching in the CEE School. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to
interact with faculty and students within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the
College of Engineering, the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell Tech,
and the numerous other Departments, Centers and Initiatives at Cornell related to Smart
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks
candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all
identities and backgrounds. Candidates from minoritized and historically underrepresented
groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application materials must be submitted on-line at
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three brief statements (1-2 pages per
statement): (1) a research statement, (2) a teaching statement, and (3) a statement of
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to review Cornell
University’s guidance for writing DEI statements here . In addition to the statements, candidates
should include a copy of their three most significant publications and provide contact
information for at least three references. Questions can be directed to
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employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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.
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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global
presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and
Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of
New York City.
We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their
career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops,
childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.
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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.
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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
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in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.
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