CBE Professor of Practice Search

CBE Professor of Practice Search

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The ROBERT F. SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York invites applications for the Professor-of-Practice faculty position. This is a long-term, non-tenure-track faculty appointment for individuals with significant, high-level experience as leaders from managerial, technical or research positions in their organization. The Professor-of-Practice is expected to enrich the experience of our students by bringing to Cornell a deep understanding and appreciation of the best practices as applied in industrial settings. Examples include responsibility in process and product design, innovation, manufacturing, leadership, entrepreneurship, and business. Successful candidates are highly motivated to bring experiences from their successful industry career into the classroom. Professors-of-Practice engage in other responsibilities that contribute to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the College, for example advising students on future career opportunities, serving as advisors and managers for team-based projects and assisting students in their entrepreneurial endeavors through connections with Cornell’s blossoming entrepreneurship ecosystem. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in chemical engineering or the equivalent, ideally an advanced degree in business management or engineering and a minimum of 10 years of industrial experience. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A successful applicant will be expected to (co-)lead a senior level capstone course in process / product design while working with other members of the faculty and with graduate teaching assistants. Duties in this capstone course include managing 3-4 design teams, lecturing on core course concepts, developing, and managing design projects, and engaging with the Chemical Engineering Industry Council to develop new projects. We also encourage the successful applicant to develop elective courses, based on the applicant’s own industrial experience, for upper-level undergraduate and Master of Engineering students. Professors-of-Practice in the College of Engineering at Cornell University are expected to (i) excel in classroom teaching; (ii) participate in advising and mentoring of students on academics, career development and networking. (iii) contribute to the development of courses, projects and long-lasting teaching materials; (iv) engage with other faculty on the development of new curricular and pedagogical projects for BS and MEng students, and (v) provide educational contributions and leadership in areas of importance to the department, college and, where appropriate, to the university and nation.

The Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcomed here, to support your well-being, and to help with childcare, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay/family-life-support.

Interested applicants should visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22760, and submit a curriculum vitae, and statements on: (a) teaching, (b) leadership, and (c) diversity, inclusion and outreach (for example: ‘What does diversity mean to you, and why is this important?; What have been some of your experiences either being part of a non-majority group, or interacting with diverse populations? or ‘How does your engagement with diversity help prepare students for careers in a global society?’ Applicants should submit complete contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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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.

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