Cornell University, Department of Global Development

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Position ID:Cornell-Department of Global Development-DEVECONPROFESSOR [#23530, WDR-00034051]
Position Title: Associate/Full Professor of Development Economics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Development Economics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/31, finished 2023/06/08, listed until 2022/12/02)
Position Description:    

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Associate/Full Professor of Development Economics, Tenure-Track
Academic Year (9-month) Appointment
Department of Global Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The Department of Global Development invites applications from qualified individuals for an Associate/Full Professor position with a start date of July 1, 2023, or as negotiated. The position will be based in Ithaca, NY. The responsibilities of this position are 50% research and 50% teaching. Specific responsibilities include producing high-quality research in the field of development economics or related fields, such as economic geography, feminist economics or political economy; graduate student supervision, including the ability to guide field research in low- and middle-income countries; teaching 2.5 courses per year across our graduate and undergraduate programs; securing external research grants or contracts; public outreach to help translate research into real world impact; and service to the academic community, the department, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the university.

The only required qualification is a PhD in economics or a closely related field.  Preferred qualifications include at least six years of post-PhD research experience, a strong record of externally funded, applied research in development economics and demonstrated excellence in teaching ability.

The successful candidate will embrace being based and teaching in a multi-disciplinary department and interested in establishing links with development economists based in the Charles Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Department of Economics, and elsewhere at Cornell.

The Department of Global Development seeks to confront the most urgent and complex challenges facing people and the planet. By uniting critical scholarship and practice at the intersections of agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences, we advance a more equitable, sustainable, and food-secure world for all. Side-by-side with our diverse network of global and community partners, we engage in education with impact and create a flourishing world now and for future generations. With a focus on education with impact, our transdisciplinary approach emphasizes real-world engagement on a global scale — with communities in New York State, across the United States, and around the world. Our dynamic learning atmosphere and academic culture goes beyond purely technical work to provide a balance of skill-building and analytical coursework toward transformative solutions. For more information, please visit:

To be considered for this position, please apply at Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 2, 2022. The search will continue until the position has been filled.

The following materials are required:
  1. Cover letter that includes the candidate's specific interest in joining the Department of Global Development
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Two research papers
  4. Names of three references (letters of reference will be requested if the applicant is called for interview)
  5. A forward-looking statement describing the applicant's planned research program for the coming 5 years
  6. Statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  7. A statement on teaching and advising philosophy; and
  8. Evidence of of teaching effectiveness, which can include a course syllabus, sample lecture materials, and summary of student evaluations 

Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, John Hoddinott at

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty, and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

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Cornell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Support for start-up costs will be available. Cornell actively seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples with its Dual Career program and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium,  that assists with dual career searches. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell offers a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options. For more details, see: Family Life Resources for Faculty.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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:
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Department of Global Development
Cornell University
240 Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853