Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-FACNYCIS2018 [#11986, WDR-00016624]
Position Title: Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty Positions at Cornell Tech
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10044, United States, New York 10044, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science
Appl Deadline:2018/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/20, finished 2019/06/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position 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 vaccine and booster 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 full 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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the college of Computing and Information Science (CIS) has tenure track and tenured faculty positions available at  the Cornell Tech campus in New York CityApplications relating to our programs in Health Tech and Urban Tech are particularly encouraged. This search includes Cornell faculty positions that are part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, which seeks candidates with demonstrated transdisciplinary interests and a track record of translational science, especially in service of the common good.  Note that faculty positions at the Ithaca campus require a separate application; please visit our website ( for further information about the.Ithaca campus positions. 

Faculty hired in these positions at Cornell Tech will be within the Department of Information Science, which spans the Ithaca and New York City campuses, but their teaching and research will be based in New York City. The Department of Information Science brings together faculty, students and researchers who share an interest in advancing our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Current research trajectories include: security and privacy; data mining, modeling, and science; applied software and systems; human-computer and human-robot interaction; information and communication technologies for development; information ethics, law and policy; social and information networks; ubiquitous computing; and economics in a digital economy. 

Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2019, have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research at the level of tenure-track or tenured faculty in the Department of Information Science, and also have a strong commitment to engagement outside of academia in ways that foster significant commercial or societal impact, as aligned with the mission of the Cornell Tech campus. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, to teach Master’s and Ph.D.-level graduate courses, and to supervise graduate students. 

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2018, but will be accepted until all positions are filled. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement (more details below) and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted.  In the cover letter, CV, or research statement, applicants should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work. A distinguishing characteristic of research at Cornell Tech, in addition to world-class academic work, is that it engages deeply with external communities, organizations, K-12 education, and industry to address real-world problems and contexts that amplify the direct commercial and societal impact of our research. Accordingly, within a clearly identified subsection of the Research Statement, the candidate should address prior accomplishments and future plans related to the commercial and/or broader public engagement and societal impact dimensions of their research.   

The above application information should be submitted online at

Diversity is a core value of CIS, IS and Cornell, and we seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, abilities, and genders.  We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. We are working to create more equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups to participate in university life in research and teaching, across ranks, and among faculty, students, and staff. The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on how they and their approach to research, teaching, and/or service examines, identifies, and/or will contribute to positive social change that supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to be reflective and describe where you stand to contribute, learn and grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. In short, we would like to know, what does “diversity” in academic teaching, service, and research mean to you? For your reference, please consult the CIS diversity web pages: Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches

Information about the Information Science Department and Cornell Tech appears at and 

Inquiries about your application may be directed to

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.

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:
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Cornell University
Information Science
236 Gates Hall
Ithaca NY 14853