Cornell University, Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-IS-LECITH [#25658, WDR-00039909]
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850-4623, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Information Science / Ethics, Law, Policy, Human-AI interaction, Web programming and Design, Application development, Information Visualization, Data science, Network science
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/12, finished 2024/03/20, listed until 2024/03/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Bowers CIS) invites applications for full-time, long-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions at Cornell’s Ithaca campus. 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. 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, tech-law policy, and much more. IS is located in Cornell’s Gates Hall and has strong connections with several other units on campus, including Computer Science, 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 our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Teaching faculty hired in these positions will be full-time members of the IS Department; a typical full-time (100%) load for a Lecturer in IS is two courses per semester. Based on candidate qualifications and experience, the initial appointment will be either a three-year (Lecturer) or five-year (Senior Lecturer) appointment. This is a non-tenure track position, but it is a professional teaching career track with the potential for growth, the expectation of renewal, and eventual promotion for Lecturers. The department offers a competitive benefits package and salary. Lecturers play a full and active part in departmental life from curriculum design to participation in wider faculty governance and decision-making. Cornell University 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 with dual career searches. We are seeking candidates who will contribute to a mix of undergraduate and masters courses in one or more of the wide range of topics covered by IS. Current courses cover web programming and design; application development; human-computer interaction; information visualization; data science; network science; and information ethics, law, and policy. These courses are taught at both the lower – or upper – level and are offered to smaller (40-50 students) or larger (300+ students) audiences. Candidates with PhDs in Information Science, Computer Science, and related areas are encouraged to apply. More information about the breadth of courses in the department is available at Candidates are also encouraged to look at the curricula for the Ithaca campus undergraduate ( and Masters of Professional Studies ( degrees. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree by August 2024 and have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), and a teaching statement that speaks to their experience and evidence of teaching ability, skills, and strengths. 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 outline aspects of the department’s courses and curricula they see as especially attractive. Candidates may optionally include recent teaching evaluations. Fostering an inclusive environment is a core value of the Information Science Department and Cornell as a whole. 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 some Bowers CIS activities in this area.

There is a salary range of $58,600 to $155,800 for positions like this one at Cornell; this 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.

The above application materials should be submitted online at along with the names of at least three people who will provide reference letters that speak to the candidate’s teaching skills. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the search is closed. Inquiries about your application may be directed to .

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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:
email address
Cornell University
Information Science Department
236 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853