Research Assistant Professorship Program

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The centerpiece of this Center will be a pool of Research Assistant Professorships, in which there is a cohort of 3 hires per year, each with a 3-year appointment. Substantial investment is required to hire in data science, if Cornell is to lure truly stellar candidates away from their current institutions and outcompete our peers who are also investing heavily in this area (including, for example, the new “college” at MIT).

By creating a rich ecosystem into which new hires can combine their burgeoning activity, Cornell can fully capitalize on its current leading role in this area.

There is an ongoing search to fill these positions, and further details for applying at Research Assistant Professorship Application Info.

Research Assistant Professorship Committee


Ben Cornwell (co-chair)

Felix Thoemmes (co-chair)

Tom Pepinsky

Karen Levy
Information Science

Peter K. Enns

Vrinda Kadayali
SC Johnson College of Business

Marten van Schijndel

Lindsay Anderson
Biological and Environmental Engineering/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Terry Herter

Marlen Gonzalez,
Human Development

Maria Fitzpatrick
Policy and Analysis Management

Joe Guinness
Statistics and Data Science

Samitha Samaranayake
Civil and Environmental Engineering