Cornell University, Institute for Compensation Studies

Position ID:Cornell University-Institute for Compensation Studies-ICSBURTON [#27497, WDR-00044636]
Position Title: Part-Time Senior Extension Associate - Institute for Compensation Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Human Resources / Compensation Studies
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Appl Deadline:2024/04/18 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2024/04/11, listed until 2024/10/11)
Position Description:    

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Institute for Compensation Studies, Part-Time Senior Extension Associate

This position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an opening for a part-time (50%) Senior Extension Associate in the Institute for Compensation Studies in the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Our Team:

The Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) aims to be the center of dialogue, research and applied innovation in the field of compensation by producing workplace-focused research, generating novel insights about compensation trends and patterns, stimulating thought-provoking discussion of employer reward practices, and informing public discourse around wages and compensation.

ICS is an interdisciplinary center jointly housed in the ILR School and the S.C. Johnson College of Business that researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.  We train and prepare the next generation of compensation professionals to bring insight and creativity to the field.  We serve as a bridge between academia and enlightened corporations advancing the state of practice.  We offer students from across Cornell University research opportunities analyzing the full spectrum of issues and challenges surrounding monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.

What you will do:

This position will assist in the execution of The Institute for Compensation Studies mission of promoting cooperation and collaboration between academics with an interest in compensation and forward-looking compensation professionals wishing to innovate and implement leading edge thinking in the fields of incentives, decision theory, and corporate governance.


This position will oversee the continued development and execution of activities that will bring leading edge compensation professions and academics under the auspices of ICS to collaborate on the design and execution of innovative compensation programs. Broaden the membership and sustainability of ICS by strengthening its long-term financial viability. Bring recognition to and prestige for the Institute and more broadly, Cornell University. (Re)Establish Cornell as the academic hub for the field of compensation studies (first established by George Milkovich in the 1980s).


This position will be responsible for four key initiatives:

1)      A Professional Fellows program that builds affiliation and connections to ICS to support innovative initiatives.

2)      An Annual Symposium in partnership with ICS Corporate Fellow that convenes compensation professionals (consultants and corporate leaders) and academics in a 1-2 day workshop to focus on an important topic of mutual interest.

3)      An Advanced Compensation Studies eCornell certificate including a foundational course on Executive Compensation to be developed for use in the EMHRM program.

4)      One regularly offered 7-week course on Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance for undergraduates and MILRs.



       Lead industry engagement outreach for ICS                                                                        

       Applied research with corporate partners

       ICS Executives Forum membership and programming

       Support ICS academic director in planning and executing strategic convenings    

       Emerging Issues Symposium

       National Case Study Competition

       Teach equivalent of 1 degree/credit course per year in ILR School                             

       Assist in the development of compensation-related e-Cornell courses                       

       Select ICS initiatives                                                                                                                       

       Newsletter summarizing relevant compensation related research

       Student advising and coaching


Senior Extension Associate is a part-time (50%) academic, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026. The position may be reappointed based on available funding and work with recommendations by the Academic Director and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research.


More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and Institute for Compensation Studies at


What we need:

·Advanced degree MBA or Master's in related field. 

·Relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

· Minimum of six to eight years teaching related courses in college-level environment, conducting training to relevant target audience, and/or conducting research in the thematic content area.

·Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, practitioner journals, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).

· Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in promoting thematic area program teaching, consultation, and research services to regional, state, or national networks through the use of in-person, print, and electronic mediums.

·Demonstrated experience in leading teams and mentoring, coaching, and supervising teaching and/or research personnel and graduate students; five to seven years preferred.

· Experienced compensation consultant with specialty in executive compensation.

· Executive experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

·Familiarity with corporate governance, ideally as a board member.

· Previous higher education teaching and curriculum development in the HR space.

·Track record of leading and developing effective teams.

·Sophisticated understanding of compensation surveys, benchmarking, and plan construction.

·Recognized expert on compensation matters.

· Experience working with graduate and undergraduate students in the school to work transition.

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

·Terminal degree in related field.

· Minimum of three to five years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and budgets exceeding $500,000).

· Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.

·Minimum of three to five years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.

· Minimum of three to five years experience with distance learning.


ILR School Outreach appreciates employees by providing the opportunity to pilot a nine-day per month campus-to-home hybrid schedule.

 Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Part-time salary $49,000 to $68,250 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda and teaching/training experience.

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This is an academic, part-time (50%), non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.


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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
Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853