Systems Engineering Program - Faculty Positions

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

Systems Engineering Program - Faculty Positions

Open-Rank, Long-Term

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Initial Review Date: September 2021


Thanks to the remarkable recognition it has earned from both novel industry collaborations and honors from professional societies, the Cornell Systems Program is undergoing a period of significant growth. As a result, the Systems Engineering program is seeking applicants for new faculty positions to expand our efforts in areas that include, but are not limited to, systems engineering, software systems, cyberphysical systems, systems of systems, enterprise systems, and human-systems interaction. These new positions are open-rank, long-term, full-time, on-campus, non-tenure-track positions that can be focused on teaching, research, or a combination of both. Examples of titles based upon experience could range from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice. Additionally, we also welcome applicants interested in part time positions that could last from 1 week to 1-2 courses per year while potentially working remotely. Applicants should indicate the range of engagement opportunities they are interested in within their cover letter.


Unlike traditional programs, the Systems Engineering Program does not have full-time tenure track appointments. Therefore, all core faculty are central to the development of the program and can be fully involved in all strategic and operational decisions.


As a full member of the Systems core faculty, the individuals selected for this position will be expected to contribute to our educational mission through teaching, or at least contributing to, a small number of well-developed graduate-level courses, advising graduate level systems projects as well as collaborate on the development and innovation of the master’s and doctoral curriculum. As with all faculty, individuals may also participate in advising on-campus and professional distance-learning students as well as creating and advising multi-semester, real-world student projects. This work may also dovetail with research efforts, but this is not required, and is based upon applicants’ interests and abilities.


Overall, the Cornell Systems Engineering program has been recognized as a world leader in Systems Engineering education and research while priding itself on developing deep relationships with industry to meet their ever-evolving needs. As some examples of our uniqueness, growth, our Systems Engineering program has been selected by industry partners such as Lockheed Martin to deliver the Systems Engineering education for their largest Engineering Leadership Development Program, honored by INCOSE for having the first experience in the world recognized as Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) knowledge exam equivalent, earned support for national centers such as the creation of the Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), and now hosts the fastest growing and largest MEng program at Cornell, which is among the largest Systems Engineering MEng programs in the world.


Applicants should include a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references. In addition, a candidate can optionally include a research statement, and/or potential brief course descriptions or syllabi of courses they might be interested in teaching.


Applications should be submitted online at Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until all the positions are filled. We expect to conduct a round of short introductory interviews starting in September 2021, via Zoom, and final all-day on-campus/virtual interviews starting in October 2021. The search for these positions will remain open until they all have been filled.


The Systems Engineering Program and all programs in the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. 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. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply.


If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at


For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.


Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Cornell’s Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage ever since its founding in 1865. 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.


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, and flexible work options.


For inquiries:

Henry Lam,


Cornell University is a large innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work in transdisciplinary areas. 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.


Posted: 07/14/2021