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Internal Number: 3-57153
Bovay Chair & Director of the Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay Program in the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering
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.
New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.
Cornell Engineering has a long history of distinction, creativity and impact. The college enrolls a diverse and talented student body that includes 3,200+ undergraduate students and 2100+ graduate and professional students, and has over 46,000 living alumni around the globe. Cornell Engineering is home to a diverse, collaborative, and dedicated 200+ tenured and tenure-track faculty, plus research faculty and professors of practice who work each day to change the world. Faculty span 10 departments, schools and programs with a footprint in both Ithaca and New York City. Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program is the largest and highest ranked in the Ivy League. It has incredible depth with 14 majors and 20 minors, and is the first engineering college of its size and stature to have reached gender parity among students.
Working from the 2030 Strategic Plan, the Bovay Director will be expected to create and implement a plan for ethics education in the college. This may include updating existing courses, defining new courses, collaborating with the majors to support integration of ethics into technical curricula, re-imagining the seminars and other programming, developing collaborations with the Law and Business Schools, Cornell Tech and other units, integration of the Bovay program with the Engineering Leadership, and Communications programs and in collaboration with the college, development of resources to expand the impact of the Bovay Program.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications. Note that qualifications for the Professor of Practice position include distinguished professional experience and a record of practice-oriented instruction.
- A Doctorate in a relevant field of study is required. Eligible faculty may come from many disciplines such as Engineering, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics, History of Science, Religious Studies, Business, Law or other relevant field. Examples of topics of interest include environmental justice, sustainability, equity and diversity, robotics, AI and social impact analysis.
- Demonstrated experience with teaching and/or researching ethics in a technical context in a higher education or equivalent setting.
- Ability to collaborate broadly with faculty, college leadership, alumni affairs and development, and faculty in law, business, or any other units that would inform or enhance ethics education in engineering.
The following materials are required:
- Application letter stating interest in the position and outlining teaching experience and interests and research experience and interests (if applicable).
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching statement
- Research statement (optional)
- Statement on contributions to diversity (required)
- Names and contact information of three referencesAny
- other supporting documents, such as curriculum development materials, research papers, or original case studies (optional)
Visit the website below for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity:
The College of Engineering at Cornell embraces diversity and seek candidates who can foster a welcoming climate for all students. The University also 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.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
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.2022-05-06-07:00