Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Program ID:Cornell-ILR-EXTDEI [#21760, WDR-00031329]
Program Title: Director, Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Programs – Senior Extension Associate – ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education Program
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Worker training
Humanities and Social Sciences / Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Studies., Women's and Gender Studies
Human Resources
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/05/11, finished 2022/07/20)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Position is based in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Director, Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Programs – Senior Extension Associate – ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education Program.

Our Team:

The ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education Program (ILR WIDE) is a new platform for diversity and inclusion education: bringing together research, teaching, and organizational practices. This collaborative space creates opportunities for scholars to work alongside teaching specialists, students and organizations.

What you will do:

The position will provide a range of content development, research, training and programming for ILR WIDE in the area of workplace inclusion and diversity. This includes expanding NYC based public programs and creating opportunities for new on-site custom program clients. Many DE&I professional development programs will be delivered in collaboration with the ILR Scheinman Institute. Programs are delivered at the ILR conference center in New York City, client sites throughout North America, as well as through distance learning.

Senior Extension Associate is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through June 30, 2025. The position may be re-appointed based on recommendations by the Director and Dean, as well as available funding and work.  

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and ILR WIDE


What we need:

  • Advanced degree (Master's, doctoral, or law degrees) in related subject matter expertise (organizational behavior/change, employment or labor law, human resources/management/business, industrial and labor relations, , economics, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, occupational medicine/workplace safety and health, education, diversity/inclusion, social psychology, etc.).
  • Minimum of seven years developing curricula and teaching courses in DE&I thematic area in college-level environment, delivering educational programming to relevant target audience, and/or conducting research in the thematic content area.
  • Relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, practitioner journals, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
  • Minimum of five years of experience in promoting thematic area program teaching, consultation, and research services to regional, state, or national networks through the use of in-person, print, and electronic mediums, with a demonstrated understanding of what works and why.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams and mentoring, coaching, and supervising teaching and/or research personnel and graduate students; five to seven years preferred.
  •  Occasional travel required.

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in related field.
  • Minimum of three to five years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and budgets exceeding $500,000).
  • Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.
  • Minimum of three to five years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience with distance learning.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

ILR School appreciates employees by providing the opportunity to work a 3:2 campus-to-home hybrid schedule.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching experience. 

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University.


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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
137 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853