Open-Rank Position(s) in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cornell University - ILR School
Ithaca, New York

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Open-Rank Position(s) in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ILR School, Cornell University


The ILR School at Cornell University is seeking candidates with expertise in topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) whose record in research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to Cornell’s historical commitment to diversity. We have up to two open-rank tenure-track positions set to begin in Fall 2023. Successful candidates will join either the Department of Human Resource Studies and/or Department of Organizational Behavior, based on their particular research and teaching interests. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to publish in top management or relevant disciplinary journals as well as the ability to teach effectively to both undergraduates and graduate students on Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, New York.


The ILR School offers a particularly appealing home for DEI scholars:

  • You will have the chance to join a productive and collegial group of scholars working on similar issues both at ILR and across the other colleges and schools at Cornell.
  • You will have access to research and teaching support from ILR WIDE, our new center for Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education. Recently launched with philanthropic support, ILR WIDE works with faculty to develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, conduct cutting-edge research and establish partnerships with leading organizations to help promote the mission of workplace inclusion and develop approaches that foster a culture of inclusive leadership through diversity education.
  • The ILR school is also home the Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies and the Yang Tan Institute for Employment and Disability Studies. Both provide unique access to guest speakers for class and potential research partners. Faculty also have the opportunity to engage with the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, and the currently forming Racial Justice and Equitable Futures Center, among other research centers.  
  • Our newly redesigned curriculum provides the opportunity to teach courses focused specifically on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will teach Foundation of Diversity Dynamics. ILR also offers substantial freedom to create and/or customize additional courses around your personal areas of expertise.
  • Our students tend to be very interested in social justice issues, which makes for a good teaching experience. Also, our students are extremely bright, hold leadership positions across the university, and motivated to improve the world of work and have a positive impact on society.



We welcome applications at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in topics including (but not limited to): diversity in groups and teams, social inequality, social identity, culture, stereotyping, bias, discrimination, organizational approaches to DEI, and more.


For those candidates unfamiliar with ILR, we are a leading institution of applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues in the U.S. and internationally. The School offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals. The Human Resource Studies and Organizational Behavior departments are part of a rich intellectual environment for management scholars at Cornell, with strong ties to SC Johnson College of Business (comprised of the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Nolan School of Hotel Administration) as well as the Sociology and Psychology Departments.


Cornell University is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, vita, research statement, teaching statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and writing sample. We ask candidates at the Assistant Professor level to submit three reference letters. For applications at the Associate and Full Professor levels, we ask that candidates submit the names of three references. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.


We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2022, and will continue our review until the position is filled.


Questions about this position can be directed to Professors JR Keller ([email protected]), Lisa Nishii ([email protected]), Emily Zitek ([email protected]) or Devon Proudfoot ([email protected]).


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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