Cornell University, City and Regional Planning

Position ID:Cornell-CRP-CRPLECT [#19758, WDR-00028022]
Position Title: Lecturer positions in City and Regional Planning
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Law / Environmental Law, Land-use law, Preservation Law
Economics / Preservation Finance and Economics
Environmental Economics and Policy
City and Regional Planning / Historic Preservation, Land-use law, Environmental Law, Preservation Law, Preservation Finance and Economics
Finance / Preservation Finance and Economics
Starting Date:2022/07/01
Appl Deadline:2022/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2021/09/27, updated 2021/09/24)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Lecturer position - Department of City and Regional Planning


The Department of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a Lecturer term position beginning in fall 2022 to teach coursework in land-use law and historic preservation.


Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) is a top-ranked planning department with a progressive mission. Our goal in teaching, research, and public engagement is to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, especially giving attention to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Degree programs in the Department include a B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Studies; a professional degree in Master’s in Regional Planning; a M.A. degree in Historic Preservation; M.A. and M.S. degrees in Regional Science; and a Ph.D. in both City in Regional Planning and Regional Science.  The Department, with a full-time faculty of 18, draws students from across the U.S. and the world. The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university.


Applicants for the lecturer position should possess a graduate degree in planning or an associated field (and, ideally, a degree in law), evidence of relevant research and professional work, a commitment to teaching, and expertise in the following fields: land-use and environmental law, preservation law, and preservation finance and economics. The expectation is that the lecturer will teach two classes on these topics each semester, as determined by the department chair.


The duration of this appointment will be for at least one, and likely two years.  


All applicants should submit their materials using the university's online application tool at: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter including a concise statement describing areas of expertise, and approach to pedagogy
  2. Brief description of courses that could be taught.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of three references with telephone numbers and mailing/email addresses
  5. Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Department embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. Cornell is a recognized employer and educator for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell asks that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and its legacy of “… educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study.” For short-term appointments this statement need not exceed 250 words. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Department Chair

Department of City and Regional Planning


Further information about Cornell, the department, and CRP students, alumni, and faculty may be found at

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:
Department of City and Regional Planning
106 West Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853