The Cornell University Department of Information Science (IS) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (CIS) has tenure track and tenured faculty positions available. The IS Department spans Cornell’s Ithaca and New York City campuses where nearly 40 faculty members are leaders in their respective fields within Information Science's interdisciplinary structure.

While we are interested in applications from researchers in any of the broad research areas of the department (see https://infosci.cornell.edu/research), this year we will focus on hiring candidates whose research engages with ethical, legal, or policy issues in the context of computing systems, including those involving artificial intelligence, robotics or underserved communities. Additionally, we seek to hire candidates in any area who can contribute to advancing the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Faculty hired for this Ithaca campus search will have their teaching and research-based in Ithaca. The IS faculty are located in Cornell’s Gates Hall and the department has strong connections with several other units on campus, including Computer Science (also in Gates Hall), Communication, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cognitive Science, and the Law School. These connections support the IS department’s mission to advance its understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information.

The department also strives to offer a high quality of life, providing a collegial and supportive atmosphere on campus. Beyond campus, Ithaca is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, and both Cornell and Ithaca offer a vibrant cultural life and a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities close at hand. Cornell 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 in dual career searches.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2023. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), a research statement, a teaching statement and a diversity, equity and inclusion statement. The cover letter and research statement should highlight up to three of their most significant pieces of work for consideration.

The candidate’s statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an opportunity for candidates to describe how their research, teaching, and/or service contribute to a diverse, inclusive climate. In addition, the candidate is also welcome to incorporate these descriptions directly into their research and teaching statements. 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. Fostering an inclusive environment is also a core value of the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. In line with Cornell’s historical commitment to be “an institution where any person can find instruction in any study,” we seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. See https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/ for more information, including suggestions for elements we look for in such statements, as well as https://cis.cornell.edu/diversity for information about related CIS activities and resources.

The above application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22769, along with the names of at least three people who will provide reference letters. To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including reference letters) should be received by December 1, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the search has concluded. Inquiries about your application may be directed to fac_recruit@infosci.cornell.edu.

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.

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.