In support of a major initiative at Cornell Tech in New York City, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute seeks to fill a tenured faculty position at the full professor level in the emerging area of urban technology. The position-holder will be nominated for an endowed chair.
Cornell Tech is a unique engineering and applied science campus that develops leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels. The Jacobs Institute is a major component of Cornell Tech whose mission is to push the envelope of academia and to transform industries where technology’s impact is most positively felt. Jacobs faculty members combine world-class research and teaching with transdisciplinary thinking.
Our innovative new thrust in urban tech is embodied in a growing, multifaceted Urban Tech Hub, which includes a master’s degree program, research initiatives, external partnerships, events, startups, and thought leadership on critical issues facing the cities of today and tomorrow. The Hub will emphasize applications through which technology can make cities stronger, healthier, fairer, and more resilient. These are likely to include, among others, urban mobility, intelligence in urban infrastructure and the built environment, energy and other resource distribution, public health in cities, sustainability, and technology-supported governance and community participation. Cornell Tech’s core technical disciplines of computer science, information science, electrical and computer engineering, and operations research and information engineering will provide the foundation for world-class research and impact in these application domains.
For this position, we seek candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary success in translating research results into real-world impact in both a core technical area and one or more domains related to urban systems. Our ideal candidate will come from computer science, information science, electrical and computer engineering, or operations research and information engineering, with a proven track record of bridging to more specifically urban systems-related disciplines such as urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, and urban policy; or from an urban-related field, bringing a strong digital foundation (i.e., in computer science, operations research, etc.) with a record of reflecting that foundation in one of the application areas of concern.
Our new faculty member will work closely with the leader of the non-academic part of our Urban Tech Hub to develop a world-leading presence in an area of vital importance to cities around the world, and will serve as academic leadership for hub-related activities, our innovative Master of Science program, and significant research initiatives. The new faculty member’s departmental affiliation will depend on their disciplinary background.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D., have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research at the level of a tenured full professor at Cornell University, and also have a strong commitment to engagement outside of academia in ways that foster significant commercial or societal impact, as aligned with the mission of the Cornell Tech campus. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, to teach master’s and Ph.D.-level graduate courses, and to supervise graduate students.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and brief statements of research and teaching interests and contributions to diversity, identify two top publications to which they have made significant contributions, and request that at least four references on their behalf be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17406.