Cornell University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director for Cornell Abroad. Reporting to the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the director will provide leadership, input and direction for Global Cornell initiatives focused on international academic opportunities for Cornell students, especially but not only undergraduates.
As both a federal land-grant institution and a privately endowed member of the Ivy League, Cornell has a founding responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in the state of New York, the nation, and the world. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven and dynamic intellectual leader within the field of international education to develop a strategic vision and implement best practices that will position Cornell at the forefront of global education, “serving as a land-grant institution to the world.”
The next Director for Cornell Abroad will cultivate and direct the implementation of strategies that expand global partnerships and develop high-quality programs that offer Cornell students challenging and rewarding learning opportunities across the world. Since many faculty and academic units on campus have also developed, and continue to develop, programming, partnerships and relationships with universities around the globe, the Director will work closely with the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and other senior leadership across campus, to ensure a cohesive vision for global education initiatives across Cornell’s colleges. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, skills and experience required to create a cohesive education abroad agenda that is accessible to all students, serve as a thought leader on international education best practices on campus, build robust and meaningful relationships with faculty and staff across Cornell’s endowed and private colleges, as well as provide day to day leadership and mentoring to the Cornell Abroad staff.
Cornell has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm, to assist with this important recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to the firm as indicated at the end of this document.
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 CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.