Lecturer in Global Development
Cornell University Department of Global Development
United States


Department of Global Development


The Department of Global Development at Cornell University is seeking to hire a Lecturer to teach courses in the department’s undergraduate major in Development Sociology. The Lecturer will develop and/or teach four (4) courses per academic year. We seek a Lecturer who can contribute to courses in the broad area of development and environmental sociology, including courses related to global food systems, international agriculture and rural development, climate change and global development, and/or the sociology of waste in global perspective.


The Lecturer will provide academic and professional guidance for Development Sociology undergraduates and will be expected to hold weekly office hours, meet with undergraduate advisees on a regular basis, supervise senior honors theses and independent studies and assign grades. Depending on course enrollment, the Lecturer may be assigned a graduate TA. In that case, the Lecturer will also be responsible for supervising and mentoring the TA assigned to his/her courses.

Anticipated Division of Time

This is a full-time 9-month position. The Lecturer will devote approximately 80% of time towards teaching and 20% of time towards advising/mentoring. This is a 2-year position.


All applicants should have a PhD in sociology or related field (or expect to have one by the start date), and at least 2 years of documented teaching experience.


The Chair of the Department of Global Development or Executive Committee of Global Development will supervise this position.

How to apply

Candidates are encouraged to send a statement of interest, a full CV, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion, the names of three references, a list of all undergraduate courses taught as the lead instructor,syllabi and teaching evaluations for all courses taught in the past five years. Submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16473 . Questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Lori Leonard at ll536@cornell.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

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