Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-FACITHACAIS2020 [#14617, WDR-00020737]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science
Appl Deadline:2019/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/18, finished 2020/08/27)
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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.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 its Ithaca, NY campus. Ithaca, NY is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a vibrant cultural life and a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.

Faculty hired in these positions will be members of the IS Department, which spans the Ithaca and New York City campuses; faculty hired in this year's search will have their teaching and research based in Ithaca. The Ithaca IS faculty are located in Cornell’s Gates Hall and 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 our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Exceptional candidates in all areas related to the department's current research trajectories will be given serious consideration. These include information ethics, law, and policy; the sociology of organizations and innovation; the history and anthropology of computing and data; technology and equity; the interface of economics and information; digital humanities; computational social science; network science; data science, artificial intelligence, and their implications; information visualization; human-computer interaction (HCI) and user experience; ubiquitous computing and interactive systems; human-agent and human-robot interaction (HRI); computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and computer-mediated communication (CMC); social computing; and the intersection of behavioral science and computing. More information about the IS Department is available at

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2020. 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. 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.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), and brief statements of research and teaching interests; the letter, CV, or research statement should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work. Candidates should also submit a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. Fostering an inclusive environment is also a core value of IS and CIS; 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. The statement of contribution to 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. See for more on the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, including suggestions for what we are looking for in such statements, as well as for information about related CIS activities and resources.

The above application materials should be submitted online at, along with the names of at least three people who will provide reference letters. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. 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. 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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Further Info:
Cornell University
Information Science
236 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853