Lecturer in Sociology
Cornell University
United States

Lecturer-Sr. Lecturer, Open Rank




The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy invites applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position.  We seek candidates who can teach in two distinct areas: (1) race and public policy; and (2) international public affairs, in areas such as development, human rights, or NGO management. These courses will serve students across the Brooks School, at both the undergraduate and professional master’s levels. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment for two years with possibility of renewal, title to be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position would begin in mid-August 2024. 


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a graduate-level degree (MA, MS, JD, PhD, or similar) in public policy, political science, sociology, economics or in a related field, and can demonstrate evidence of ability to teach at the university level.  


Application Information: Interested applicants should submit a 1) letter of interest briefly summarizing background, qualifications, and interest in position; 2) CV; 3) teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and experiences; 4) teaching evaluations (if available); 5) names and contact information for three references; and 6) a description of experience with, and/or approaches to (past, current, or future), fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community—applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.


Materials should be submitted online to Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26858.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. For full consideration, please apply by February 1st,  2024.  For questions regarding the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Professor Matthew Hall at mhall@cornell.edu.


The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy was established in 2021 to tackle the most pressing policy challenges we face in the U.S. and globally. To advance this goal, we are hiring world-class research scholars and educators across a variety of disciplines who are oriented toward policy engagement and impact.


The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.


Pay Range:

$49,700.00 - $122,000.00

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu.


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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 


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

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