Cornell University, Statistics and Data Science

925 21337
Position ID:Cornell-Statistics and Data Science-LECT [#21337, WDR-00030314]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics / Data Science
Appl Deadline:2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/03/08, finished 2022/06/17)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

The Department of Statistics and Data Science at Cornell University invites applications for a lecturer position. Information about the department appears at

Teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing and grading exams, supervising teaching assistants, and maintaining a course website. Other duties may be assigned by the chair as necessary. This is a 100% lecturer position. The teaching load expectation for the Lecturer is four course equivalents per year. The Lecturer will most likely teach courses at the level of STSCI 2100, 2110, 3110. 

Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience of developing course materials (videos, quizzes etc.) suitable for building active learning initiatives in virtual and in-person classrooms. The ideal candidate will assist in the development of online introductory statistics content. A PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, or related field is required.

Additional responsibilities may include coordinating multi-section courses, supervising teaching assistants, serving on committees, supporting growth in the department’s course offerings, and advising undergraduate majors.

All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion (see below), and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted electronically. Application materials must be submitted at:

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applicants will begin March 31st and continue until the position is filled.

Fostering an inclusive environment is a core value of the Statistics and Data 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. Applicants are asked to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion. See for the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, including suggestions for what we are looking for in such statements, and see for some CIS activities in this area.

We strongly encourage women and individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

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.

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:
Department of Statistics and Data Science
Cornell University
1198 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853