Search for the Dean of the School of Public Policy

Cornell University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Public Policy.

The inaugural dean will bring a clear vision of how to support the academic excellence of the programs incorporated in the School and how to weave this new School of Public Policy into the rich fabric of Cornell’s landscape, connecting it to the many strong areas of policy work that already exist across the University. Drawing on Cornell’s longstanding tradition of faculty governance, the inaugural dean will work together with Cornell’s existing policy faculty to grow the School of Public Policy. In addition to launching new educational programs and strengthening Cornell’s policy footprint around the world, the dean will also take the lead in shaping the School of Public Policy through new faculty hiring and appointments.

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Contact Information

Comments, questions, nominations and applications should be directed to the Search Committee at All inquiries and materials will be held in confidence.

Search Committee

Name Title
John Siliciano, Co-Chair Deputy Provost and Professor of Law
Wendy Wolford, Co-Chair Vice Provost for International Affairs; Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor, Global Development
Rachel Dunifon The Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean, College of Human Ecology
Jamila Michener Associate Professor and Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity
Doug Miller Associate Chair and Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Kelly Musick Professor and Department Chair, Policy Analysis and Management
Sean Nicholson Professor Director of the Sloan Program, Policy Analysis and Management
Ted O’Donoghue Zubrow Professor of Economics
Tom Pepinsky Tisch University Professor, Government
Rachel Beatty Riedl John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Paul Streeter Vice President for Budget and Planning
Laura Tach Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Policy Analysis and Management
Maureen Waller Professor, Policy Analysis and Management