Cornell University, CALS - Statistics and Data Science

Position ID:Cornell-CALS-SDS-TTP [#24307, WDR-00035600]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics / Data Science
Appl Deadline:2023/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/02/10, finished 2023/07/10, listed until 2023/05/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

9-month position
Ithaca, New York


Cornell University invites nominations and applications for the position of assistant, associate or full professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science ( The department has a strong tradition of theoretical and interdisciplinary research and teaching that takes advantage of Cornell University's extensive and diverse academic community. The department itself is an interdisciplinary partnership that includes the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). Specializations ranging from mathematical statistics, computational statistics and machine learning to the development of statistical methods for astrophysics, ecology, economics, epidemiology, financial modeling, genomics, high dimensional data, imaging, neurobiology, medicine, and public health.

The tenure-track position will be hired at an open rank in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The position is 50% research and 50% teaching. Applicants should have a recognized research program in one or more of the following areas: statistical methodology, statistical theory, or data science. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and a commitment to collaboration, collegiality and building an inclusive academic environment. A PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field is required.

The Department of Statistics and Data Science is integral to several of Cornell University’s Radical Collaborative Initiatives including Data Science, Sustainability, Digital Agriculture, Genome Biology, and Infection Biology. Opportunities exist for a faculty member to integrate departmental activities with broader university programs and the profession by substantially growing the department’s visibility and stature.

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 35,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell University and the City of Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand. Ithaca is Gorges! 

Confidential review of applications will begin in March, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest including career goals, a statement of research and funding aims, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be submitted. Contact information for references is requested, but will only be used, with permission from finalists.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be submitted confidentially to the search committee chair, Giles Hooker <>. Interested applicants should apply at

Who We Are: 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.

Cornell University embraces diversity in all its forms and a place where intercultural skills are developed and used everywhere. We recognize that diversity in backgrounds and experiences bring great value to education, discovery, creativity, and engagement. We are an employer and educator recognized for 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.

Cornell actively seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples with its Dual Career program and membership in the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, that assists with dual career searches. Cornell and Geneva 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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EEO Statement:

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:
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Further Info:
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129 Garden Ave
1198 Comstock Hall
Ithaca NY 14853