Cornell University, Computer Science

Position ID:Cornell-CS-LECTITH [#25536, WDR-00039923]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States Minor Outlying Islands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2023/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/01, finished 2024/07/03)
Position Description:    

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

The Cornell University Department of Computer Science (CS) in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Bowers CIS) invites applications from outstanding candidates with a passion for undergraduate teaching for a Lecturer position at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.  Lecturers are non-tenure track teaching faculty members who are hired on multi-year appointments with the expectation of renewal and promotion. 


Candidates for the position should hold a PhD in a computing-related field, have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, and be dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.  We are seeking candidates who can teach large lower- and upper-level undergraduate and master’s level courses across a range of computer science subfields.


A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer in Computer Science is two courses per semester, where teaching and managing the course staff of large required undergraduate level courses counts as two courses.  The department offers a collaborative and stimulating culture and a competitive salary and benefits package.  Lecturers play a full and active part in departmental life and work with other faculty members and our excellent students in a broad range of ways, such as teaching upper-level courses, curriculum design and innovation, advising undergraduate and M.Eng. student projects, mentoring Ph.D. students interested in teaching careers, and participating in wider faculty governance and decision-making.

Fostering an inclusive environment is a core value of the Computer Science Department and Cornell as a whole. See for some Bowers CIS activities in this area. In line with Cornell’s historical commitment to educating “ … any person … in any study…”, we seek candidates who will create a climate that is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. 

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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement speaking to experience, skills, distinct strengths, and evidence of past teaching success and ability and make arrangements for three letters of reference speaking to the candidates teaching skills and abilities to be submitted electronically.  We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.


Application materials should be submitted at:


Evaluation of applicants will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until the positions are filled.


Salary Range:  $58,600 – $155,800

The salary range reflects an aggregate of qualifications and disciplines across Cornell University.  Actual salary offers in Bowers CIS will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills.


For more information about Cornell Computer Science, please visit our website at:

https://www.cs.cornell.eduMore information on our current undergraduate programs and course offerings is available 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.

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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 Computer Science
402 Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501