Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-TTITH [#19576, WDR-00027811]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Cornell Ithaca Campus
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map]
Subject Area: Information Science
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/14, listed until 2022/03/14)
Position Description:   URMs  

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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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.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 Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) has tenure track and tenured faculty positions available. The IS Department spans Cornell’s Ithaca and New York City campuses; our nearly 40 faculty members are leaders in their respective fields within Information Science's interdisciplinary structure, specializing in areas like machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, user-experience design, as well as ethics, law and policy. 

Faculty hired for this Ithaca Campus search will have their teaching and research based in Ithaca. This year’s search is primarily focused on hiring candidates who employ computational, theoretical, or mathematical approaches to information science research using formalisms including network methods (applied to information networks, social networks, economic networks and other similar environments); mechanism design (including auctions, matching processes, and societal resource allocation); game theory (including games on networks, learning in games, and applications of games to computing and information systems); computational social choice, and related frameworks. Candidates in other areas related to the department’s research (see such as design, technical HCI, visualization, and ethics, law, and policy related to information technologies are also encouraged to apply. 

We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship or service further the department’s goals around diversity and inclusion. On the Ithaca campus, IS faculty are located in Cornell’s Gates Hall. 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 its understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. The department also strives to offer a high quality of life, providing a collegial and supportive atmosphere on campus. Beyond campus, Ithaca is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, and both Cornell and Ithaca offer a vibrant cultural life and a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities close at hand. Cornell 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 in dual career searches. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2022. 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. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and research, teaching and diversity, equity and inclusion statements. The letter, CV, or research statement should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work. Candidate’s statement of 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. 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. Fostering an inclusive environment is also a core value of the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. 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. See for more information, including suggestions for elements we look 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, complete applications (including reference letters) should be received by December 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the search has concluded. Inquiries about your application may be directed to

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