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Ithaca Campus Faculty Positions

Faculty positions in Information Science are available at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Applications are welcome at all levels, including tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer. Note that faculty positions at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City require a separate application (see the Tech listing below for details).

The Department of Information Science at Cornell University brings together faculty, students and researchers who share an interest in advancing our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Exceptional candidates in all areas related to the department's current research trajectories and priorities will be given serious consideration; these include human-computer interaction (HCI) and design; data science and its implications; computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and computer-mediated communication (CMC); social computing; information policy; network science; computational social science; digital humanities; the history and anthropology of computing and data; the interface of economics and information; critical and interpretive analysis of information systems; human-robot interaction (HRI); ubiquitous computing and interactive systems; information visualization; the sociology of organizations and innovation; policy and design for social impact; technology and equity.

Candidates must hold or receive a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2018. Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. More senior candidates must have an established record of outstanding research and excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Experienced applicants may merit a tenured Associate Professor or Professor position, depending on their qualifications. Lecturer candidates must demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and master level.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017, but will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), brief statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted. In the cover letter, CV, or research statement, applicants should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work.  The above application information should be submitted online via our Academic Jobs Online listing.

The Information Science Department is housed in the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. In Ithaca, it is located in Cornell's Gates Hall. It has strong connections with several other units on campus, including: Computer Science (with which it shares Gates Hall), Communication, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Operations Research and Information Engineering, and Cognitive Science.

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.

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.

Inquiries about your application may be directed to fac_recruit@infosci.cornell.edu 


 

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice (AIPP) is a new initiative at Cornell University, led by faculty in Computing and Information Science and spanning the Ithaca and New York City campuses. The initiative brings together researchers pursuing fundamental technical advances in AI with scholars considering its ethical, legal, and social implications.

We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher who will help us explore how an integrated interdisciplinary approach to these issues can generate unique insights and provide an effective foundation for future innovation, policy, and advocacy.

The initiative will focus on a number of key challenges in the near-term future of AI. We will investigate how AI might improve the quality of decision-making, while also posing new challenges to fairness, equality, autonomy, dignity, and privacy, among other core values. We will consider how AI risks exacerbating information and power asymmetries, while also providing a way to measure, model, and mitigate these dynamics. Our goal is to establish the appropriate role for AI in addressing pressing issues, while ensuring that it does so with due consideration of social context and ethical norms.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will have the opportunity to help launch and shape this new initiative, conduct research, run seminars, stage events, and foster a truly interdisciplinary community. S/he will collaborate with one or more of the faculty supervisors associated with the initiative: Solon Barocas, Jon Kleinberg, Karen Levy, and Helen Nissenbaum.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D. graduates with a range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., computer and information science, data science, the social sciences, public policy, philosophy, media studies, science and technology studies, or related fields). Law graduates or ABDs with strong backgrounds or work experience in related fields are also eligible to apply. An interest in and ability to do translational, cross-disciplinary work between fields is crucial. This is a one-year position with the possibility of a second year depending on performance and funding.

The Postdoctoral Researcher may be located in Ithaca or New York City, depending on the location of the primary supervising faculty, but will have ample opportunity to spend time on both campuses. Applications should be sent to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10902 and should include a CV, up to two publications (or writing samples), the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the candidate's relevant background, accomplishments, and fit with the position. A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable) may also be requested. For substantive questions related to the initiative or position, please contact sbarocas@cornell.edu.

The position is available for a Fall 2018 start (or sooner, given the candidate’s availability). We will begin to review applications on March 5th.

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.


Cornell Tech Faculty Positions

Faculty positions in Information Science are available at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Applications are welcome at all levels, including tenured and tenure-track; applications in the areas of cyber-physical systems (especially in urban environments) and health tech are particularly encouraged. This search includes Cornell faculty positions that are part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Note that faculty positions at the Ithaca campus require a separate application.

Faculty hired in these positions at Cornell Tech will be within the Department of Information Science, which spans the Ithaca and New York City campuses, but their teaching and research will be based in New York City. The Department of Information Science brings together faculty, students and researchers who share an interest in advancing our understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Current research trajectories include: data science and its implications; ubiquitous computing and interactive systems; information visualization; information policy; computational social science; social computing; network science; human-robot interaction; digital humanities; the history and anthropology of computing and data; the interface of economics and information; critical and interpretive analysis of information systems; the sociology of organizations and innovation; human-computer interaction and design; computer-supported cooperative work and computer-mediated communication; policy and design for social impact; technology and equity.

Candidates must hold or receive a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by August 2018, have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research at the level of tenure-track or tenured faculty in the Department of Information Science, and also have a strong commitment to engagement outside of academia in ways that foster significant commercial or societal impact, as aligned with the mission of the Cornell Tech campus. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, to teach Master’s and Ph.D.-level graduate courses, and to supervise graduate students.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017, but will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted.  In the cover letter, CV, or research statement, applicants should identify a small set of their most significant pieces of work. A distinguishing characteristic of research at Cornell Tech, in addition to world-class academic work, is that it engages deeply with external communities, organizations, K-12 education, and industry to address real-world problems and contexts that amplify the direct commercial and societal impact of our research. Accordingly, within a clearly identified subsection of the Research Statement, the candidate should address prior accomplishments and future plans related to this kind of direct commercial and/or societal impact of their research.  The above application information should be submitted online via our Academic Jobs Online listing.

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.

Information about the Information Science Department and Cornell Tech appears on this website and www.tech.cornell.edu.

Inquiries about your application may be directed to fac_recruit@infosci.cornell.edu

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.