We especially welcome candidates from under-represented groups. Traditionally under-represented groups in CS include: women and African, Latino, and Native Americans. Cornell and the CS Department strongly support the advancement of women and minorities in computer science. From the Cornell Mission Statement: "In keeping with the founding vision of Ezra Cornell, our community fosters personal discovery and growth, nurtures scholarship and creativity across a broad range of common knowledge, and engages men and women from every segment of society in this quest. We pursue understanding beyond the limitations of existing knowledge, ideology, and disciplinary structure. We affirm the value to individuals and society of the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit."