Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-PA1 [#18340, WDR-00023410]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science / Information Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/03/22, finished 2021/05/27, listed until 2021/06/01)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell's Department of Information Science is developing and testing evidence-based approaches for active learning to deliver an innovative curriculum across the full range of departmental research and teaching areas, including in large-scale class environments. Working in partnership with the Cornell Active Learning Initiative and a team of Information Science faculty, we seek a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow who will advance departmental efforts through an integrated program of pedagogical innovation and research. Primary duties of the position include: * collaborative support and co-design of participating undergraduate classes, including the integration of active learning techniques and principles; * participation in active learning research and assessment activities at the department and wider university level; * sharing active learning research findings and best practices with departmental faculty and collaborators in the Cornell-wide Active Learning Initiative; and * developing and teaching one or more new undergraduate classes in the candidate's primary research area that draw on and demonstrate active learning principles (subject to departmental and college approval). Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D. graduates in all Information Science sub-fields represented in the department (for more information on these, see:; from Ph.D. graduates in education or the learning sciences; and from graduates of allied disciplinary fields. An ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-based and multidisciplinary environment is essential, as is demonstrated experience, commitment and success in classroom teaching (at the instructor or teaching assistant level). This one-year position, with the expectation to be renewed for a total of two years, will be an ideal fit for scholars in Information Science and allied fields looking to build research-based skills and experience in teaching as a central part of their scholarly program of work. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be located in Ithaca, NY. Applications should be submitted to: and should include an updated CV, teaching statement, up to two writing samples (these can be from non-teaching related areas of work), the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the candidate's relevant background, accomplishments, and fit with the position. A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable) may also be requested. For substantive questions related to the initiative or position, please contact Department Chair Steven Jackson at The position is available for a July 1st, 2021 start (later start dates are possible). Application review will begin on May 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage and a priority in our department. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

• Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Teaching Statement • Three Reference names and contact information(s) • Writing Samples (optional, up to two) • Transcript of graduate work (unofficial accepted) (optional)

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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University
Information Science Department
236 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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