The Board of Trustees of Cornell University invites nominations, inquiries and applications for the role of
Cornell University is a remarkable community of scholars, educators, students and staff with deep roots in tradition and a set of cherished founding principles; a world-class research institution known for the breadth and rigor of its curricula; and an academy dedicated to shaping young people into well-educated, thoughtful citizens of the world.
Unique among its Ivy League peers, Cornell is a private university with a land grant mission. Cornell attracts faculty and students who are motivated by a belief in the importance of knowledge and its power to improve the human condition and solve societal problems locally, nationally and globally.
Today, Cornell University consists of fifteen separate schools and colleges, four of which are operated by Cornell on behalf of New York State as part of Cornell’s land grant mission. Between the Ithaca campus and the Weill Cornell Medical College’s campuses in New York City and Qatar, the University enrolls more than 14,400 undergraduates and 7,700 graduate and professional school students. Cornell employs some 12,300 people in Ithaca, including 1,600 professorial faculty, and an additional 5,800 employees in New York City, including 1,300 faculty members at the Medical College and small but growing contingents of faculty, students and staff at the Cornell Tech campus.
The ideal candidate will be a visionary and inspirational leader with demonstrated success managing a large, complex, multi-stakeholder institution. Cornell’s president must have academic stature and breadth and the capacity to create an intellectually rich environment that will attract, engage and inspire an outstanding and diverse community of faculty and students. He or she will have demonstrated success as a fundraiser and will also be an effective communicator and a forceful advocate for Cornell. The next president must have the capacity to represent Cornell’s value to society and the important role the academy plays in addressing many of the world’s most difficult problems.
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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.
Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for
valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities