Provost launches search for Einaudi Center director

Cornell University is inviting nominations and applications from faculty for the John S. Knight Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The search, announced on the website of the Office of the Provost, is open and international in scope.

“The Einaudi Center is one of the top centers in the country for international research, and we look forward to growing its visibility and reach across campus and across the globe,” says Michael Kotlikoff, provost.

Reporting to the vice provost for international affairs, the director will provide leadership for an established international studies center and, more generally, for the integration of international studies into the intellectual life of the university.

“The ideal candidate is a compelling and experienced academic leader working on issues with global implications, and has both a commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration and a successful track record in fundraising,” says Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs.

The director will be responsible for continuing to move the center into a global leadership position in international studies—through internal and external partnerships aimed at advancing contemporary scholarship and influencing policymaking. The director will serve as a public spokesperson to advance the interests of the center to other institutions and groups, the media, community, government and the public.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a leader to develop a strategic vision and to harness resources to position Cornell at the forefront of global research and education,” says Wolford.