Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Cornell University Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Cornell is recruiting for two new Director of Diversity and Inclusion positions, one in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the other in Computing and Information Sciences. Charged with advancing the college’s diversity and inclusion objectives with a focus on student success, the directors will designg and execute recruitment, retention, and student success strategy for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Each of these positions will play a pivotal leadership role in enhancing the living and learning experience for Cornell students in their respective colleges.
These new roles exemplify an institutional-wide effort to advance diversity, inclusion and openness, and create a welcoming environment for all members of the Cornell community. Both directors will partner with their leadership teams and colleagues across the university to advance college and institutional priorities in this area.
Diversity at Cornell
At Cornell, we recognize people with diverse backgrounds and experiences bring great value to education, discovery, creativity, and engagement which is reflected in our long history of diversity and inclusion. Underlying the university efforts is Belonging at Cornell, an institutional blueprint for transformational change. Belonging at Cornell is about fostering respect and appreciation for difference, having a shared purpose and being a part of a community, while simultaneously being valued and appreciated for the uniqueness that each person brings to the community. Unlike other diversity and inclusion models, the Belonging at Cornell framework aligns initiatives with clearly stated institution-wide objectives and metrics to track and foster a sense of belonging, fair treatment, and recommendation score along with workforce composition and retention metrics.
About College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
In the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), we teach and practice architecture, fine arts, and city and regional planning as creative and powerful forces with the potential to improve the world. We prepare our students to address the complex problems of the 21st century through the application of the art and science of design. The College is home to almost 800 students and 100 visiting and full-time faculty. A small and vital college in one of the nation’s foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country.
About Computing and Information Sciences
Computing and Information Science (CIS) is a college-level unit founded in recognition that computing is an essential tool in almost every scientific and scholarly discipline. It is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics and Data Science.
Through the generosity of the Hopper-Dean Foundation funding has been provided to establish an office of Diversity and Inclusion, fund the Hopper-Dean Graduate Scholar program, and support other initiatives and programs with Computing and Information Sciences at Cornell University.
Working at Cornell
Cornell is a private, Ivy League university recognized as a leading-edge employer and exemplary research university. Our main campus is located the beautiful Finger Lakes region, in Ithaca, NY.
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