The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) has tenure-track, tenured faculty, and senior lecturer positions available. 

Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty

The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) has tenure track and tenured faculty positions available. The IS Department spans Cornell’s Ithaca and New York City campuses; our nearly 40 faculty members are leaders in their respective fields within Information Science's interdisciplinary structure, specializing in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, user-experience design, as well as ethics, law and policy. 

Faculty hired for this Ithaca Campus search will have their teaching and research based in Ithaca. This year’s search is primarily focused on hiring candidates who employ computational, theoretical, or mathematical approaches to information science research using formalisms including network methods (applied to information networks, social networks, economic networks and other similar environments); mechanism design (including auctions, matching processes, and societal resource allocation); game theory (including games on networks, learning in games, and applications of games to computing and information systems); computational social choice, and related frameworks. Candidates in other areas related to the department’s research (see https://infosci.cornell.edu/research) such as design, technical HCI, visualization, and ethics, law, and policy related to information technologies are also encouraged to apply. 

We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship or service further the department’s goals around diversity and inclusion. On the Ithaca campus, IS faculty are located in Cornell’s Gates Hall. The department has strong connections with several other units on campus, including Computer Science (also in Gates), Communication, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Operations Research and Information Engineering, and Cognitive Science. These connections support the IS department’s mission to advance its understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. The department also strives to offer a high quality of life, providing a collegial and supportive atmosphere on campus. Beyond campus, Ithaca is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, and both Cornell and Ithaca offer a vibrant cultural life and a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities close at hand. Cornell also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, with both its own Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist in dual career searches. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2022. Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. More senior candidates must have an established record of outstanding research and excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; salary, rank, and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and research, teaching and diversity, equity and inclusion statements. The letter, CV, or research statement should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work. Candidate’s statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an opportunity for candidates to describe how their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to a diverse, inclusive climate. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. 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. Fostering an inclusive environment is also a core value of the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. In line with Cornell’s historical commitment to educating “…any person…in any study…”, we seek candidates who will create a climate that helps attract and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. See https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/ for more information, including suggestions for elements we look for in such statements, as well as https://cis.cornell.edu/diversity for information about related CIS activities and resources. The above application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19576, along with the names of at least three people who will provide reference letters. To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including reference letters) should be received by December 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the search has concluded. Inquiries about your application may be directed to fac_recruit@infosci.cornell.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. 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. 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.

Full-Time, Long-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) invites applications for full-time, long-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions at Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, with a county population of about 100,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.

Our nearly 40 faculty members are leaders in their respective fields within Information Science's interdisciplinary structure, specializing in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, user-experience design, tech-law policy, and much more. IS is located in Cornell’s Gates Hall and has strong connections with several other units on campus, including Computer Science, Communication, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Operations Research and Information Engineering, and Cognitive Science. These connections support the IS Department’s mission to advance our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information.

Teaching faculty hired in these positions will be full-time members of the IS Department; a typical full-time (100%) load for a Lecturer in IS is two courses per semester. Based on candidate qualifications and experience, the initial appointment will be either a three year (Lecturer) or five year (Senior Lecturer) appointment. This is a non-tenure track position, but it is a professional teaching career track with the potential for growth, the expectation of renewal, and eventual promotion for Lecturers. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with lecturers playing a full and active part in departmental life from curriculum design to participation in wider faculty governance and decision-making. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, with both its own Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

We are seeking candidates who will contribute to a mix of larger lower- and smaller upper-level undergraduate and masters courses in one or more of the wide range of topics covered by IS. Larger lower-level courses include courses in web programming and design (including database-backed websites); data science; information visualization; network science; and information ethics, law, and policy. More information about the breadth of courses in the department is available at https://infosci.cornell.edu/courses/list-info-sci-courses. Candidates are also encouraged to look at the curricula for the Ithaca campus undergraduate (https://infosci.cornell.edu/undergraduate) and Masters of Professional Studies (https://infosci.cornell.edu/masters/mps) degrees.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree by August 2022 and have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vita (CV); a teaching statement that speaks to their experience and evidence of teaching ability, skills and strengths; and a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should outline aspects of the department’s courses and curricula they see as especially attractive. Candidates may optionally include recent teaching evaluations.

Fostering an inclusive environment is a core value of the Information Science Department and Cornell as a whole. In line with Cornell’s historical commitment to educating "...any person...in any study" we seek candidates who will create a climate that helps attract and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups, and students who have overcome personal challenges. For this reason, applicants are asked to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion. See http://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/information-for-faculty-candidates/ for the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, including suggestions for what we are looking for in such statements, and see https://cis.cornell.edu/diversity for some CIS activities in this area.

The above application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19577, along with the names of at least three people who will provide reference letters that speak to the candidate’s teaching skills. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Inquiries about your application may be directed to fac_recruit@infosci.cornell.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. 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. 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.