Faculty Job Opportunities

See below for faculty job opportunities at Columbia Engineering

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Open Rank Faculty Position in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics - Medical Physics

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM) at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York City invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor, associate professor or full professor level starting in July 2020 in the core area of medical physics.

The preferred research initiative component of this position will address cross-disciplinary research objectives within Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging physics and engineering. In addition to contributing to research and education activities in APAM, the candidate is expected to contribute to the MR Research located at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (ZMBBI) of Columbia University and collaborate with investigators of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The appointee will have an appointment with APAM faculty and be a member of ZMBBI.

This successful candidate will be a part of the Columbia University Magnetic Resonance Research Initiative and also participate in and help further the Medical Physics Program in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Candidates will teach two classes per year in the Medical Physics program and related areas of APAM.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, by the starting date of the appointment. Applicants at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professors without tenure must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Applicants at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research accomplishments and excellent teaching credentials. The successful candidate is expected to establish multidisciplinary research collaborations with other research-related departments at Columbia University.
Candidates are sought with an outstanding record of research accomplishments and the potential for future exceptional research. Demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring is essential. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applications from candidates early in their careers are particularly encouraged.

Candidates should apply online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4487 and submit electronically the following: CV (including a list of publications), research and teaching statements and three letters of references. The completion of this brief process is indicated by a confirmation number which the applicant should retain. The review of applications will be continued until the position is filled.

Applicants can consult http://www.apam.columbia.edu for more information on the department.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia Quantum Initiative: Open Rank Faculty Positions

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Biomedical Engineering

Open Rank Faculty Position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School and Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to invite applications for an Open Faculty position at tenure-track assistant professor, tenure-track associate professor, or tenured professor Columbia University in the City of New York. Candidates are sought in the broad areas of Biomedical Engineering including, but not limited to, mechanomedicine, neuroengineering, orthopaedic bioengineering, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, system and synthetic biology, biomaterials, functional biomedical engineering, system and synthetic biology, bioinformatics of cellular networks, genomic engineering, and data science and machine learning. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent in Biomedical Engineering or related field by the start date of the appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required for the junior level appointment. Applicants for the tenure-track position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Candidate to be considered at the senior level should have an outstanding leadership record in academic research and education. This faculty appointment is a possible joint hire between Columbia’s School of Engineering and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent in Biomedical Engineering or related field by the start date of the appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to advance their field by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, and contributing to the educational missions of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and, as appropriate, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

This position seeks candidates who would develop biomedical engineering research in crosscutting fields. The ability to teach senior undergraduate and graduate level biomedical engineering courses is a must. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants for the tenure-track position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Candidate to be considered at the senior level should have an outstanding leadership record in academic research and education.

Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required for the junior level appointment.

This faculty appointment is a possible joint hire between Columbia’s School of Engineering and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Columbia offers a rich environment for multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with additional academic departments and units across Columbia University.

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments including a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and three selected pre/reprints of scholarly work to http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4403. All applications received by December 1st, 2019 will receive full consideration. We encourage applicants to consult bme.columbia.edu for more information about the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer / Disability / Veteran

Open Rank Faculty Position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The Department of Surgery in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School and Engineering and Applied Science are pleased to invite applications for a tenure‐track or tenured faculty position at Columbia University in the City of New York. Applications at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be considered. Candidates are sought in the broad area of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. The selected candidate is expected to develop and lead an original externally funded research program, and to contribute to the research and educational missions of the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. The University offers a rich environment for multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations amongst clinical and basic science departments. This position seeks candidates who will develop research across the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, and surgical disciplines. An ideal candidate will strengthen ties between the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, building upon existing strengths in the use of cellular, tissue and whole organ engineering, and regenerative medicine to treat diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and digestive systems. The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

This is a joint Department of Surgery in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science search.

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments including a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and three selected pre/reprints of scholarly work to https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4443.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Open Rank Faculty Position in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for an open rank faculty position. Tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor level will be considered.

Applications are specifically sought in the general field of Smart and Sustainable Cities. Areas of emphasis include urban systems modeling and simulation, the future of urban transportation and mobility, and new and advanced materials for urban infrastructure applications. Representative areas of interest for the urban systems modeling and simulation include: complex and interdependent dynamic networks (including infrastructure interdependencies); urban systems digital twin development based on sensor data informed by civil domain expertise; urban modeling at different scales from building systems modeling to regional systems; transportation, water and energy systems performance assessment and optimization; internet of things solutions to smart infrastructure management; future cities scenarios. Representative areas of interest for the future of urban transportation and mobility include: transportation modalities; information and simulation-based coordination of different modes of transportation; adaptation of legacy public transportation infrastructure with emerging disruptive transportation modalities; transportation system management and resilience. Representative areas of interest for new and advanced materials for urban infrastructure applications include: self-sensing and self-healing materials; new composite materials with hybrid properties; bio-mediated and bio-inspired construction materials; materials that sequester CO2 and/ or reduce Urban Heat Island impacts; energy harvesting materials; 3D printing for smart and sustainable infrastructure. Applicants with expertise in theoretical, experimental and/ or field studies aspects of the aforementioned areas are all welcome to apply.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment, and have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively.

Assistant Professors at Columbia are academic officers holding the doctorate or its professional equivalent who are beginning a career of independent scholarly research and teaching.

Associate Professors at Columbia are academic officers holding the doctorate or its professional equivalent who have demonstrated scholarly and teaching ability and show great promise of attaining distinction in their fields of specialization.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and are expected to establish a strong research program and excel in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

The successful candidate is expected to further the advancement of the department by developing an externally funded research program in the area of Smart and Sustainable Cities, making contributions to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department and establishing multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

For additional information and to apply, please see: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4479

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research/teaching interests and plans, contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. The screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019, with full consideration given to applications received before January 15, 2020.

Computer Science

Open Rank Faculty Position in the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. One or more appointments at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor levels will be considered.

The successful candidate should contribute to the advancement of the Department by developing an externally funded research program, being a thought leader in the profession, contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department and providing active service to professional societies The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Candidates are sought in all areas of Computer Science. Candidates at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels without tenure must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Candidates at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research accomplishments, excellent teaching credentials and established leadership in the field.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field and the department by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4414. Review of applications begins December 1st, 2019. Positions will remain open until filled. We encourage applicants to consult the Department Website for more information about the Department of Computer Science.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for faculty at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning in the 2019- 20 academic year. Lecturers in Discipline are full-time non-tenure-track faculty members whose primary responsibility is teaching. Lecturers in the department enjoy voting rights at faculty meetings, serve on department committees, and earn a Dean’s Leave sabbatical on a timeline similar to that of tenure-track faculty. The Department of Computer Science is committed to hiring outstanding teachers to support the growing needs of its exceptionally strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities for lecturers include courses throughout the computer science curriculum, from introductory to graduate level courses, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4360 and include the following: a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, brief summary of research, and three letters of recommendation. At least two of the letters of recommendation must address teaching ability. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

Candidates must have a PhD or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Computer Science - Data Science

The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for faculty at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year. Lecturers in Discipline are full-time non-tenure-track faculty members whose primary responsibility is teaching. Lecturers in the department enjoy voting rights at faculty meetings, serve on department committees, and earn a Dean’s Leave sabbatical on a timeline similar to that of tenure-track faculty.

The Department of Computer Science is committed to hiring outstanding teachers to support the growing needs of its exceptionally strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities for lecturers include courses throughout the computer science curriculum, from introductory to graduate level courses, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester.

This particular opportunity is to hire a lecturer with a broad expertise in computer and data systems, with some of the focus on our engineering and applied science degree programs related to data science. Priority for candidates with experience teaching courses such as database systems (data models, relational algebra, SQL, query execution), distributed systems (distributed programming models, failure remediation, consensus protocols), and/or operating systems. Ideal candidates should also have experience with scalable data processing and management systems as well as familiarity with fault tolerant system design. Industry and/or private sector experience is welcomed but not required.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4371 and include the following: a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, brief summary of research, and three letters of recommendation. At least two of the letters of recommendation must address teaching ability. Reviews of applications will begin on November 11, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Candidates must have a PhD or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Part-time adjunct opportunities in this area of expertise may also be available.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia Quantum Initiative: Open Rank Faculty Positions

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Earth & Environmental Engineering

Sustainable Mining Faculty (Tenure Track) in the Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering

The Earth and Environmental Engineering department is seeking applications from candidates with backgrounds, demonstrated expertise and proven track record in frontier research and education directed towards creating the foundations for Mines-of-the-Future, or how mineral resources will be sustainably developed in the future. This concept envisions such topics as: (i) novel and improved means for the extraction, recovery and management of mineral resources including recovery from “waste streams”; (ii) mineral separation methods requiring reduced/zero water or the use of low-quality water, using chemically benign approaches; and (iii) application of robotics, sensors, chemometrics, data science, analytics and artificial intelligence to engineer better integration in the geology-to-mill-to-metal processes.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of the field and the department by developing an original and prominent, externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across schools and departments.

For additional information and to apply, please see: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4438. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, statements of research and teaching, contact information for three recommenders, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. All applications received by January 1st, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Applicants can consult for more information about the department and Upmanu Lall, Chair of the department (ula2@columbia.edu) for more details on the position and application.

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Electrical Engineering

Junior Faculty Position in the Department of Electrical Engineering

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York. Applications for Junior rank will be considered.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field and the department by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department actively participates in the school-wide Engineering for Humanity initiatives that relate to engineering and medicine, autonomous systems, quantum computing and technology, and sustainability.

For additional information and to apply, please see: http://engineering.columbia.edu/faculty-job-opportunities. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, statements of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. All applications received by December 1st, 2019 will receive full consideration. We will accept and review applications after this date.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

The Electrical Engineering department welcomes applications in all areas of electrical engineering. Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants can consult http://www.ee.columbia.edu for more information about the department and http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4208 for more details on the position and application. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia Quantum Initiative: Open Rank Faculty Positions

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Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for candidates with exceptional training and expertise in operations research, including optimization, applied probability, and financial engineering. Candidates with research interests in data science and analytics who are strongly motivated to use these tools to address high-impact applications are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a record that demonstrates potential for research and teaching excellence.

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the advancement of their field and the department by developing an original and leading research program, and to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate educational programs. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across the university. We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community.

For additional information, please see: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4296. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a list of publications, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and a link to pre/reprints of scholarly work.

All applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. We will accept and review applications after this date.

Applicants can consult ieor.columbia.edu for more information about the department.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Columbia Quantum Initiative: Open Rank Faculty Positions

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for faculty positions in Quantum Science and Technology as part of the Quantum Initiative at Columbia University in the City of New York. Learn more about the position.

Mechanical Engineering

Columbia Quantum Initiative: Open Rank Faculty Positions

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for faculty positions in Quantum Science and Technology as part of the Quantum Initiative at Columbia University in the City of New York. Learn more about the position.

Columbia Quantum Initiative

Open Rank Faculty Positions

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for faculty positions in Quantum Science and Technology. Recruitment for these positions is part of a broad university-level Quantum Initiative that spans multiple schools and departments across Columbia University in the City of New York. Applications at all ranks will be considered.

Applications are sought in all areas of quantum science and technology covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. Particular emphasis is on areas within Computer Science, including novel computation and communication approaches, programming paradigms, algorithms, and protocols for quantum information applications. Additional areas of interest include novel physical phenomena, electronic/optical materials, devices, circuits and integrated systems for quantum communication, computing, sensing, and metrology.

We are seeking researchers who can benefit from the highly multidisciplinary environment and the state-of-the-art shared facilities/infrastructure within Columbia University such as the Columbia Nano Initiative and the Data Science Institute. The candidate is expected to hold a full or joint appointment in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, or Mechanical Engineering and is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field, the department(s) and the School by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, establishing strong collaborations in research and education with related disciplines such as Physics and Chemistry, and contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department(s) and the School. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The school is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

For additional information and to apply, please see: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4239. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. Applications received by December 1, 2019, will receive full consideration. We will accept and review applications after this date. Applicants can consult https://www.engineering.columbia.edu for more information about the school.