Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-LEC [#14618, WDR-00020738]
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science / Information Science
Appl Deadline:2019/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/18, finished 2020/04/19)
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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.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) 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.

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 and innovation 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. 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 breadth of courses in the department is available at; candidates are also encouraged to look at the curricula for the Ithaca campus undergraduate ( and Masters of Professional Studies ( degrees.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree by August 2020 and have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation. They should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), and a teaching statement that speaks to experience and evidence of past teaching ability, skills and strengths, and aspects of the department’s courses and curricula they see as especially attractive. 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 that speak to the candidate’s teaching skills. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until 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.

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