Open Positions

Last updated November 17, 2021

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University and its constituent departments recently launched six social impact searches for faculty who will together bring equity and justice to the forefront of AAP's efforts to build a more just, sustainable, and thriving world for all. Please visit Social Impact Searches at AAP for more information.


College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Tenured faculty position / AAP Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University is seeking a tenured faculty member at the associate or full professor level to be appointed in one of the college's three departments: architecture, art, or city and regional planning. The successful candidate will also serve as the inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity and will be a key member of the college's senior leadership team, charged with advancing the college's vision and priorities around academic excellence and inclusion.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of experience in teaching with a demonstrated ability to engage in scholarship, research, and/or creative work. They must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in their field of expertise and evidence of a deep commitment to engaging in diversity, equity, and belonging in the academy.

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is one of Cornell University's oldest colleges, and home to approximately 900 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty, and about 60 staff members. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual, spatial, social, and material practices, and that leadership in the field demands both expertise in a specific discipline and broader knowledge across disciplines. Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and New York City. In Ithaca, the college is located on the campus' Arts Quad and spans five buildings, including the OMA-designed Milstein Hall, the historic Sibley Hall and Tjaden Hall, the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library within the recently renovated Rand Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building. For over a century, AAP has educated many influential theorists and practitioners in the United States, and it continues to build its strength in research and teaching.

AAP is committed to an inclusive and diverse community and an open learning environment that is free from bias. We embrace creative and analytic practices that challenge preconceptions and prejudice; encourage critical engagement with the many forms of built and creative culture; and defend the prerogative of our disciplines to ask difficult questions. These goals are the shared vision and responsibility of the college, departments, and AAP's Council for Diversity and Inclusion that includes students, staff, and faculty members. In a year-long collaborative process, the Council has advanced a strategic action plan, Building a Just and Equitable AAP, to further the advancement of diversity and inclusion work in all facets of the college's work. An Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been re-established, and a Director of Diversity and Inclusion staff position with a focus on student and staff services has been filled. The Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity faculty position is a termed leadership appointment, and the candidate will spend a portion of their teaching, research, and service effort during their three-year (extendable) term to advance college priorities around diversity and inclusion.

In their role as Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity, the candidate will lead and coordinate college-wide initiatives on diversity and equity, and help foster an inclusive climate for students, staff, and faculty. They will lead initiatives for the recruitment, retention, and career development of a diverse faculty including coordinating resources, mentoring, and facilitating peer support to all AAP faculty. The Associate Dean will co-chair the college Council for Diversity and Inclusion, and work with college leadership to inform, strategize, set, and advance the college's D&I programs and initiatives. Along with the Director of Student Services, the Associate Dean will supervise and partner with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in Student Services to support AAP students, who include undergraduates, master's students (professional and research degrees) and doctoral students. As AAP's academic diversity officer, the Associate Dean will also work closely and coordinate AAP D&I efforts with university-wide entities including among others, the Graduate School and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

As a tenured faculty member, serving the AAP community as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity, the successful candidate joins a vibrant departmental and college community in encouraging design imagination, technical creativity, critical thinking, historical awareness, and the development of a social, ethical, and artistic perspective while advocating for the rights of all communities and individuals to pursue their futures with equal opportunity.

Qualifications:

  • A professional B.Arch or M.Arch degree or related Master's degree in the field; an MFA; or a PhD in city and regional planning, or architectural history, theory and criticism or in a field closely related to architecture, art, or planning. Overall qualifications must be commensurate with the requirements for a tenured faculty position at Cornell University in the candidate's respective field. 
  • Substantial experience in implementing D&I initiatives or other initiatives. Ability to be strategic, visionary, transformative, and tactical while paying close attention to delivering tangible results.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse populations/communities representing a range of social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and/or ethnic backgrounds through research, teaching and outreach. Recognized for their reputation on diversity issues and initiatives.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership; must be results-oriented, innovative, creative, highly motivated, team-oriented and a self-starter. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Application Process:

Interested individuals should submit the following items through the university's online application tool at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19750

  1. Letter of interest specifying how the candidate's skills and experiences align with the required qualifications and search objectives.

  2. Curriculum Vitae that highlights notable achievements.

  3. Names and contact information for five references. These will not be contacted until later in the process and only with the applicant's permission.

  4. Work samples: a selection of up to 10 (total) pieces of creative design work, and/or research and scholarly production, exhibitions, course/studio syllabi and documentation, etc. 

  5. Concise statement describing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit the below website for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity; https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/.

  6. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide additional statements on their scholarly expertise and pedagogical approach, and to review the AAP community action plan and discuss strategies for advancing the college’s commitments to diversity and inclusiveness.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 22, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity appointment will begin July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will undergo an expedited review process for indefinite tenure as a departmental faculty member at the associate or full professor level.

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

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. 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.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

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Department of Architecture

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire

Cornell University's Department of Architecture invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor or early career associate professor in architecture beginning July 1, 2022, as part of a cohort hire of faculty whose teaching, research, scholarship, and/or creative practice advance topics of social justice and equity at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Architecture at Cornell dates to the founding of the institution; it is one of the oldest programs of its kind and has a long and distinguished tradition of design, scholarship, and teaching. Degree programs in the department include a professional bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.); a professional master of architecture (M.Arch.); a post-professional master of science (M.S.) in advanced architectural design; M.S. degrees in computer graphics and matter design computation; and a Ph.D. in the history of architecture and urban development. Cornell architecture students and faculty have opportunities to take advantage of the Rand Hall Fabrication Shop, a world-renowned library collection, and participate in an expanded footprint that includes The Gensler Family AAP NYC Center, Cornell Tech, and Cornell in Rome.

The Department of Architecture engages urgent global issues through a foundation in conceptual thinking and processes of making. We are committed to architectural practices informed by and embedded within evolving and dynamic social, environmental, and technological contexts.

We seek candidates who will foster an interdisciplinary approach to architectural design studios and seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These may be situated within spatial and critical practices, theories, and histories. Particular attention will be given to candidates concerned with marginalized peoples and communities and whose work may actively and innovatively address urgent topics such as indigeneity, racism(s) in all forms, environmental degradation and its uneven effects, migrations and displacements, comparative trans-national systems, and valences of oppression found within and among territories.

A professional degree in architecture is considered a necessity for this position (five year B.Arch or an M.Arch). Responsibilities will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, research, advising, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required application materials (all materials must be submitted electronically using this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20419):

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as per Cornell University guidelines described here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/...
  • One portfolio [up to 20 pages] of design and spatial practice
  • Up to three examples of course syllabi and representative samples of student work
  • List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only at a later stage of the search, and with the applicant's permission

Positions will remain open until filled. The Department will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021.

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Department of Art

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire

Cornell University's Department of Art invites applications for one or two tenure-track assistant professor or early career associate professor in art beginning July 1, 2022, as part of a cohort hire of faculty whose creative practice, teaching, research, and scholarship advances topics of social justice and equity at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

The Department of Art, part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with a strong liberal arts component. In 2018, the department renewed its commitment to integrate a wide range of intellectual and representational variables into art practice. The department enjoys a close relationship with Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Cornell Library, and diverse academic units across the university including in the humanities, sciences, and technology. Art faculty and students have access to extensive traditional and digital production facilities in the college as well as to the resources of a major research university. The department also offers semester-long undergraduate studio programs in both New York City and Rome, Italy

The candidate will advance their own creative practice even as they work with us to take the larger project of expanding imaginaries for social change forwards in a way that will support the department's goal of preparing students for art making in an increasingly diverse and inclusive world. We seek candidates with a strong and creative teaching experience, a significant record in exhibition or other modes of public artistic engagement, and a critical practice that has received wide recognition. Of particular interest for this search are candidates whose practices include one or more of print media, time-based media, installation and performance. Nonetheless, because individual faculty and student practices regularly lie beyond or across these traditional categories, we encourage applications from the full range of media, practice, and background/orientation.

Applicants should have a deep knowledge of their media, but also a demonstrated familiarity with the broad range of current practices, and must be able to teach from a knowledge of art history and theory. Cornell AAP's B.F.A. and M.F.A. are both oriented toward the interrelationship and integration of interdisciplinary studio practice with content from across the university: the candidate should therefore be able to address art practice in a broad cultural, socio/political, technical, and conceptual context within an atmosphere of close faculty/student involvement and mentoring. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing topical seminars, and participating in related departmental services such as admissions and portfolio review, curriculum development, and undergraduate and graduate student advising.

The position requires a master of fine arts degree. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required application materials (to be submitted electronically):

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Work samples (links or other appropriate documentation) and work list
  • Examples of course syllabi and representative samples of student work
  • List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only at a later stage of the search, and with the applicant's permission
  • A Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as per Cornell University guidelines described here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2021 until an adequate pool of candidates for the position has been identified. Applicants may apply to this hire and the AAP CIVIC Hire in Public Life though they must submit a separate application for each position. Applications to the Department of Art for both hires will be reviewed by the same search committee.

The position will remain open until filled. The department will begin review of applications on December 1, 2021.

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20257.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor in Art: Public Life 

The Department of Art in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor in art beginning July 1, 2022.

We are seeking a promising, interdisciplinary artist dedicated to Public Engagement. The candidate must reflect an awareness of theories, histories, and criticism relevant to their practice and an interest in intellectual engagement with colleagues in the humanities. This search welcomes applicants in any media. Of particular interest are artists that will make full use of the opportunities at Cornell and Ithaca for both local and global engagement.

This hire is supported by CIVIC (Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture), the Cornell provost's radical collaboration task force in the humanities and the arts, which targets faculty hires in the fields of media and public engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to forge strong links across the colleges, including developing courses that meet the needs of students across Cornell.

The Department of Art, part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with a strong liberal arts component. In 2018, the department renewed its commitment to integrate a wide range of intellectual and representational variables into art practice. The department enjoys a close relationship with Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Cornell Library, and diverse academic units across the university including in the humanities, sciences, and technology. Art faculty and students have access to extensive traditional and digital production facilities in the college as well as to the resources of a major research university. The department also offers semester-long undergraduate studio programs in both New York City and Rome, Italy.

We seek candidates with strong and creative teaching experience, a demonstrated commitment to service, a significant record in exhibition or other modes of public artistic engagement, and a critical practice that has received recognition. The candidate will have an M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should have a deep knowledge of their media, but also a demonstrated familiarity with the broad range of current practices, and must be able to teach from a knowledge of art history and theory. Cornell AAP’s B.F.A. and M.F.A. are both oriented toward the interrelationship and integration of interdisciplinary studio practice with content from across the university: the candidate should therefore be able to address art practice in a broad cultural, socio/political, technical, and conceptual context within an atmosphere of close faculty/student involvement and mentoring. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing topical seminars, and participating in related departmental service such as admissions and portfolio review, curriculum development, and undergraduate and graduate student advising.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to meet the needs and evolving interests of undergraduate and graduate student populations and be receptive to emerging contemporary pedagogical and technological trends. To that end, we seek applicants who understand, recognize, and work within the context of a broad and global art world. Candidates must also be committed to public engagement and strong collaboration between the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and other colleges, departments, and entities across the university.

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.

 Required application materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Work samples (links or other appropriate documentation) and work list
  • Examples of course syllabi and representative samples of student work
  • List three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only at the later stages of the search, and with the applicant's permission
  • A Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as per Cornell guidelines described here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/

The position will remain open until filled. The department will begin review of applications on December 1, 2021.

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20393.

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Department of City and Regional Planning

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or early career associate professor beginning July 1, 2022, as part of a cohort hire of faculty whose creative practice, teaching, research, and scholarship advances topics of social justice and equity at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching examines how planning issues affect individuals differently by race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, age and ability, social or economic class, and the intersection of these characteristics, and their relevance in the United States or international contexts. Areas of research may include housing, economic development, climate crisis, transportation and infrastructure systems, and urban data analytics. We anticipate that candidates for this position will teach a combination of workshop, classroom, and seminar courses. The successful candidate will support our collective college-wide goal of linking scholarship to societal impact on social justice and equity.

The Department of City and Regional Planning seeks to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, through its teaching, research and professional engagements. Successful applicants for this position must demonstrate high quality research through publishing and grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional engagement in the urban environment in the U.S. and internationally. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, regional science, geography, urban studies, public policy or another relevant field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CRP is a top-ranked planning department with 115 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 125 master's degree students in programs in City and Regional Planning (accredited MRP), Historic Preservation Planning (MA), and Regional Science (MA and MS), and 30 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 18, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. As part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the department is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate. Situated on Cornell University's main campus in Ithaca, NY, the department also offers semester-long programs in New York City and Rome, Italy.

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 is committed to hiring faculty who share its commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study. We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of ". . . any person . . . any study." Candidates are also invited to connect their contributions to Cornell's role as a land-grant institution enabling community improvement through research and teaching.

Required application materials (to be submitted electronically):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application
  • Statement of research and teaching interests
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Writing samples
  • List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only for the later stages of the search, and with the applicant's permission

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 22, 2021 until an adequate pool of candidates for the position has been identified. Applicants may apply to this hire and the AAP CIVIC Hire in Urban Planning and the Digital Realm though they must submit a separate application for each position. Applications to the Department of City and Regional Planning for both hires will be reviewed by the same search committee.

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20244.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor in Urban Planning and the Digital Realm

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor to begin on July 1, 2022.

In contemporary cities across the world, the turn to digital media and data-driven forms of governance shapes publics, informs urban policy and development (on climate change, infrastructure, and housing, for instance), and inflects in democratic practice, its erosion, and its possibilities. A focus on the digital life of participation would bring to the Department of City and Regional Planning a focus on digital practices and their rootedness in the city and its infrastructure and services. It would address a variety of key themes, from digital publics and their interplay in gendered and racialized urban inequities, the place of social media and 'big data' in urban democracy, and the role of digital forms of communication and their ethics. From the household to the urban and regional scales, these questions are as important to engage in data-poor parts of the global north and south as they are in the data-rich.

We seek a scholar with a critical theoretical approach and innovative methods and pedagogies—including, but not limited to, crowdsourcing data, mapping, web-scraping, critical infrastructure studies, social media analysis and other forms of urban data analytics—who draws on the qualitative social sciences, creative forms of writing and visualization and works on urban planning in the digital realm.

This hire is supported by CIVIC (Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture), the Cornell provost's radical collaboration task force in the Humanities and the Arts, which targets faculty hires in the fields of public life and media. As such, the successful candidate is expected to take advantage of the ability to collaborate with colleges, departments, and entities across the university.

The Department of City and Regional Planning seeks to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, through its teaching, research and professional engagement. Successful applicants for this position must demonstrate high quality research through publishing and grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional engagement in the urban environment in the U.S. and internationally. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, regional science, geography, urban studies, public policy or another relevant field. We anticipate that candidates for this position will be able to teach a combination of workshop, lecture, and seminar courses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CRP is a top-ranked planning department with 115 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 125 master's degree students in programs in City and Regional Planning (accredited MRP), Historic Preservation Planning (MA), and Regional Science (MA and MS), and 30 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 18, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. As part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the department is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate. Situated on Cornell University's main campus in Ithaca, NY, the department also offers semester-long programs in New York City and Rome, Italy.

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 is committed to hiring faculty who share its commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study. We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of ". . . any person . . . any study." Candidates are also invited to connect their contributions to Cornell's role as a land-grant institution enabling community improvement through research and teaching.

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application
  • Statement of research and teaching interests
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Writing samples
  • List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only for the later stages of the search, and with the applicant's permission

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Nov. 22, 2021 until an adequate pool of candidates for the position has been identified. Applicants may apply simultaneously to this hire and the AAP Cohort Hire for Social Justice and Equity. Applications to the Department of City and Regional Planning for both hires will be reviewed by the same search committee. 

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20253.

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Lecturer position

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a Lecturer term position beginning in fall 2022 to teach coursework in land-use law and historic preservation.

Cornell's Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) is a top-ranked planning department with a progressive mission. Our goal in teaching, research, and public engagement is to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, especially giving attention to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Degree programs in the Department include a B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Studies; a professional degree in Master's in Regional Planning; a M.A. degree in Historic Preservation; M.A. and M.S. degrees in Regional Science; and a Ph.D. in both City in Regional Planning and Regional Science.  The Department, with a full-time faculty of 18, draws students from across the U.S. and the world. The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university.

Applicants for the lecturer position should possess a graduate degree in planning or an associated field (and, ideally, a degree in law), evidence of relevant research and professional work, a commitment to teaching, and expertise in the following fields: land-use and environmental law, preservation law, and preservation finance and economics. The expectation is that the lecturer will teach two classes on these topics each semester, as determined by the department chair.

The duration of this appointment will be for at least one, and likely two years.  

All applicants should submit their materials using the university's online application tool at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19758. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter including a concise statement describing areas of expertise, and approach to pedagogy
  2. Brief description of courses that could be taught
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of three references with telephone numbers and mailing/email addresses
  5. Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Department embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. Cornell is a recognized employer and educator for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell asks that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and its legacy of "… educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study." For short-term appointments this statement need not exceed 250 words. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

For questions and additional information, please contact:
Department Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
crpsearch@cornell.edu

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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, 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.
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