Carnegie Mellon University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Department of Engineering & Public Policy

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon seeks exemplary applicants at all levels for a tenure-track faculty position. We are open to candidates in any area of technology and policy and are especially interested in the areas of energy, climate and environmental policy, technology and development, and the policy dimensions of advanced biotechnology. Also desirable is teaching experience relevant to the department’s graduate core courses in theory and methods in technology and public policy.  Successful candidates will have depth in both the technical and the policy dimensions of the problems they study.

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface of technology and society. We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students (in partnership with five of the Engineering departments and the School of Computer Science), a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management, and a research-oriented PhD program.  

We are strongly committed to all members of our community: students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to inspire and educate engineers capable of pursuing fundamental engineering and scientific problems and important societal and policy challenges. We strive to accomplish this with the highest dedication to quality, integrity, and respect for others. We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed to and have passion for a culturally diverse environment in research and teaching and who demonstrate an eagerness to strengthen the culture of inclusivity at Carnegie Mellon. We are actively and purposefully committed to considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, veteran status, and disability. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Instructions to apply:  You should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three to five sample papers, as well as three statements:

  • a research statement: outlining a compelling vision for a research program that ultimately goes beyond your prior (typically PhD or post-doc) experience. Your statement should include initial research projects that can be immediately pursued with graduate students, given your current expertise, and for which external funding can realistically be sought. Statements also should include a longer-term vision with more far-reaching plans and may reference potential collaborators in the department and elsewhere at CMU;
  • a teaching statement: outlining both your experience and philosophy as well as a list of courses you are interested in teaching;
  • a diversity statement: outlining how you have contributed to as well as plan to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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Expectations: You are expected to contribute to teaching our core undergraduate courses, electives, and graduate courses. Tenure-track faculty carry a moderate teaching load that allows time for quality research and close involvement with students. We expect you to establish and grow a strong externally supported and internationally recognized research program, contribute to our teaching mission, be a passionate mentor and advisor, and serve with colleagues to help promote the general success of the department.

Eligibility: We are seeking individuals who hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have demonstrated dedication to our core values: scientific truth, creativity, quality, innovation, and engineering solutions.

Review of applications will begin immediately and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled; we encourage you to submit earlyPaper applications will not be accepted. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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