Cornell University — Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science

2021-2022 CORNELL INFORMATION SCIENCE FULL-TIME TEACHING FACULTY SEARCH (LECTURER OR SENIOR LECTURER TITLE), ITHACA CAMPUS

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.

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