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Jobs in AEP

Position openings in the School of Applied & Engineering Physics (AEP), a department in Cornell University's College of Engineering

Current Job Openings

  • Tenure-Track or Tenured Position

    Ithaca, NY


    The School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell University seeks applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position. 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 undergraduate level. Research areas of particular interest are experimental biophysics and biotechnology; however, candidates in other research areas, such as optics and photonics, nanostructure science and technology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, or materials physics will also be considered. 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, the successful candidate 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.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a publication list; a statement of teaching experience and interests including broadening participation; a statement addressing your experience and future plans regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (see; a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests; 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 01/15/2022.

    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.

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