Faculty Job Opportunities

 

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Assistant Professor
The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is pleased to invite applications for a limited term Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of applied and computational mathematics. The position begins July 1, 2015 for a term of 2 years.
 
 
Faculty (Open Rank)
The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in any of the areas that fall under the umbrellas of the Materials Science and Engineering and the Applied Physics Programs within APAM, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to materials discovery, analysis, synthesis, or growth. Of particular interest are research areas that strengthen the ability to collect and record materials synthesis and growth data, for example, through high throughput in situ experiments, working at the interface of experiment and computation, data analytics and materials genomics.
 
 

Biomedical Engineering

Systems/Synthetic Biology
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. The Department particularly seeks candidates whose research focus intersects with the field of data sciences and can take full advantage of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering at Columbia (IDSE). Additional opportunities for strategic interactions across the Columbia community include neuroscience, integrative biology, and nanoscience/nanotechnology. These include the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2), the Department. of Systems Biology, and the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (MBBI).
 
 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MR Physics, and Medical Imaging
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as follows: 1) Director of MRI Research and 2) a tenure-track faculty position in MRI. Candidates considered for the Director of MRI Research position will be expected to articulate a vision for the future of MRI research at Columbia and will be tasked with building a highly competitive MRI research program, including integration with the new Zuckerman Mind, Brain and Behavior Institute (MBBI). All aspects of MRI research will be considered, from clinical and translational-based research to technology development and advancing studies in neuroscience, physiology and medicine.
 
 

Chemical Engineering

Faculty (Open Rank)
The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to invite applications at the Assistant professor level. In exceptional cases, the Associate professor and Full professor levels will be considered. Applications are specifically sought in the areas of Systems/Synthetic Biology and Materials Discovery.
 
 

Civil Engineering

Faculty (Open Rank)
The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the broad area of advanced materials along the department's interests in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong background in characterizing, analyzing, and synthesizing material processes occurring at multiple spatio-temporal scales under the general umbrella of materials discovery and design (experimentally and/or computationally).
 
 

Computer Science

Computer Hardware and Software Systems, Machine Learning, Algorithms and Optimization; Privacy and Security
The Department of Computer Science is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are sought in all areas of computer science, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, the following areas: 1) Computer Hardware and Software Systems; 2) Machine learning, Algorithms and Optimization; 3) Privacy and Security. For positions in areas (2) and (3) we particularly seek candidates whose research focus intersects with the field of data sciences and who can take full advantage of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering at Columbia.
 
 
Lecturers in Discipline
The Department of Computer Science is pleased to invite applications for Lecturers in Discipline. Lecturers in Discipline are full-time non-tenure-track faculty members whose primary responsibility is teaching. The Department of Computer Science is committed to hiring outstanding teachers to support the growing needs of its exceptionally strong undergraduate program.
 
 

Earth and Environmental Engineering

Henry Krumb Professor of Mining and Mineral Systems Engineering
The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines) is pleased to invite applications for the endowed faculty position of Henry Krumb Professor of Mining and Mineral Systems Engineering. The successful candidate will be a leader in research and education on the current and future directions in material cycle research from a systems engineering perspective. The candidate's research will focus on a modern, systems level, understanding of the sustainable economic, environmental and technological directions in materials extraction, re-processing and applications across different industries, thus identifying and guiding future uses, sources, and life cycles of materials. Research on the nexus of energy, water, and mineral extraction and processing systems in a geographical and environmental context is also of interest.
 
 
Stanley Thompson Professor of Chemical Metallurgy
The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines) is pleased to invite applications for the endowed faculty position of Stanley Thompson Professor of Chemical Metallurgy. The incumbent will advance scholarship in chemical metallurgy and research and education on all aspects of the mineral-to metal and metal cycles (and possible metal substitutes) including extraction of mineral for metal production, processing, and refining of metals, as well as the chemical aspects of environmental behavior of metals such as corrosion, oxidation, and other chemical interactions of metals and alloys with various media.
 
 
Henry Krumb Professor of Mining Engineering
The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines) is pleased to invite applications for the endowed faculty position of Henry Krumb Professor of Mining Engineering. Applications are encouraged from candidates with backgrounds and interests in frontier research and education in mining including but not limited to, novel pathways for the extraction of elements including rare earth and precious metals from minerals and waste streams, robotics for mining of both land and deep sea, processing of minerals and/or fuels, hydraulic fracturing, storage of solids and gases in geologic reservoirs (e.g., nuclear wastes and CO2), systems analysis of novel mining technologies, and other related fields. All environmental aspects of these research areas including optimization of mine water processing considering the full cycle of mine water will also be of interest.
 
 
Junior Faculty Position
The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines) is pleased to invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Appointments at the assistant professor and associate professor will be considered. Applications are invited for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level. The ideal candidate will combine strong technical knowledge in one or more area(s) of renewable energy production and system operation with a holistic, approach to the integration of renewable into conventional energy systems. The integration may include the use of novel energy storage mechanisms, smart grid management aspects, systems optimization and control, and technological innovation while addressing overall energy system resilience and risks of cascading failure. The candidate will lead research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University, especially the Earth Institute through the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy.
 
 

Electrical Engineering

Faculty (Open Rank)—Nanoscale Devices, Electro-Magnetics, Information Theory, and Power Electronics
The Department of Electrical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in any of the areas that fall under the umbrella of electrical engineering, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to: nanoscale devices, electro-magnetics, information theory, and power electronics.
 
 
Faculty (Open Rank)—Internet of Everything: from Sensing to Systems
The Department of Electrical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the interdisciplinary area spanning devices, circuits, embedded hardware and software, and networks with expertise in low power sensing, communications, networking, and big data processing.
 
 
Faculty (Open Rank)—Synthetic and Systems Biology
The Department of Electrical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in synthetic and systems biology. Synthetic and systems biology attempts to understand and engineer how biological processes, within cells, groups of cells, or entire tissues work at the "circuit" level and how biological and molecular components interact to process information and respond and sense the environment and, therefore, to draw important modelling and engineering approaches from the electrical engineering discipline. These techniques may also lead to personalized strategies for therapeutics and tie into important new initiative at Columbia University in the area of personalized medicine.
 
 

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Lecturer in Discipline
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia Engineering invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline position starting in the 2015-16 academic year. Lecturers in Discipline are full-time non-tenure-track faculty members who meet a need for instruction in specialized fields. The Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department seeks candidates with teaching interests at the intersection of Operations Research and Analytics, with an emphasis on business, healthcare, supply chain and / or transportation analytics.
 
 
Faculty (Open Rank)
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is pleased to invite applications for open rank faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the interdisciplinary areas related to Financial Engineering, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Applied Probability, Management Science and Optimization, Data Analytics.
 
 

Mechanical Engineering

Sensors and Systems
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for assistant professor faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the interdisciplinary area related to the fabrication of unique sensors with transduction principles coupled to mechanical response especially at small length scales, and deployment of such sensors into large scale monitoring systems with big data processing.
 
 
Materials Discovery, Analysis, and Synthesis
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for assistant professor faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the broad area of advanced materials discovery, analysis and synthesis, including the discovery, development and improvement of novel material and composite systems as well as the measurement and prediction of their properties and behavior.
 
 
Fluid Mechanics
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to invite applications for assistant professor faculty positions. Applications are specifically sought in the broad area of the mechanics of fluids, including such areas as microfluidics, complex fluid rheology, reacting flows, physiological fluid mechanics, among others.
 
 

Neuro-Z: Engineering and Neural Science Innovation

Faculty (Open Rank)
Columbia University is seeking exceptional applicants for two faculty positions at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and applied science. Recruits will be made jointly through the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the newly named Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Areas of expertise include the development of novel optical imaging and photactivation technologies, hybrid ultrasound methods and ultrasound stimulation, electrical recording and stimulation strategies, genetics approaches, and the intersection of neural science and related computational fields such as machine learning, information processing, and computer vision.
 
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