Open Positions

Position Description

The Psychology Department is currently conducting searches for the following academic and non-academic positions:

Academic Positions 

  • The Department of Psychology at Cornell University invites applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track position in aging/adult development to begin July 1, 2023. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree, a strong record of published research, and interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    We are seeking innovative scientists whose research investigates aspects of developmental change. Applicants’ research should focus on adulthood and aging, with other areas of specialization open. Candidates are expected to lead a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program commensurate to the rank at which they are applying. Candidates are also expected to contribute to our rigorous and innovative curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    The successful candidate can take advantage of the technological resources and collaborative environment of Cornell University to enhance their research program. The department has a broad base in psychology and neuroscience, is internationally recognized for its distinctive ecological perspective, and embraces interdisciplinary and translational approaches. The department has strong connections to Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, houses a fMRI scanner dedicated to research, and maintains significant research collaborations with the medical campus in New York City. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to join initiatives such as Cornell’s Integrative Center for Developmental Science, the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, and/or the Center for the Study of Inequality.

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please upload a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests,a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and for applicants at the Assistant Professor rank, three letters of reference to AcademicJobsOnline https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23717. For candidates applying at the Associate or Full professor ranks, confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later date.

    For questions, please contact Corinna Loeckenhoff (CEL72@cornell.edu).

  • The Department of Psychology at Cornell University invites applications for an open-rank position in affective science research. Area of specialization is open, but we particularly encourage applications from scientists whose research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries; scientists whose work advances a clinical science or developmental psychopathology perspective; or scientists whose work contains translational and intervention approaches.

    The Department maintains close ties with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, the Center for Integrative Developmental Science, and the Cornell Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility. There are numerous additional opportunities for collaboration and affiliation across the university, including the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Behavioral Economics and Decision Research Center.

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

    A Ph.D. at the time of start is required. For consideration, please upload to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23662 a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Confidential letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

    We encourage interested candidates to send inquires to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Adam Anderson (anderson@cornell.edu) and Jane Mendle (jem482@cornell.edu).

  • The Department of Psychology at Cornell University invites applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Cognition to begin July 1, 2023. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree, a strong record of published research and external funding commensurate with their rank upon hiring, and interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at all career stages are encouraged to apply. We are seeking innovative scientists whose research investigates fundamental mechanisms of human perceptual and cognitive systems. Priority will be given to research programs that focus on perception using advanced computational and quantitative methodologies. However, the specific area is open to all areas within cognitive science. Those whose research bridges traditional areas in cognition such as higher-level cognition, language, and memory are also encouraged to apply. Cornell has a strong record and a new initiative in AI (https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/12/new-initiative-elevates-cornell-leader-ai). We welcome applicants that are involved in AI from a Cognitive Science perspective.

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

    For consideration, please upload a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and for applicants at the Assistant Professor rank, three letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online. For candidates applying at the Associate or Full professor ranks, confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later date.

    EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    Questions?
    Contact search committee co-chairs, Khena Swallow (kms424@cornell.edu) or David Field (djf3@cornell.edu).

  • Postdoctoral Associate : Youth Self-Driven Learning, Sense of purpose, and Well-being

    The Department of Psychology in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for up to a 2-year period beginning fall 2022. The successful candidate will work on a currently funded study investigating the value of youth-driven learning on positive youth development. Despite a substantial and growing research literature on curiosity, resilience, and purpose in life, there remain a small number of viable interventions to enhance these strengths. Our lab is collaborating with GripTape – a youth self-driven learning program, to evaluate the effectiveness of the this intervention program, and the underlying mechanisms that account for its positive outcomes. Through a series of projects, we intend to clarify precisely why GripTape works, for whom, and what psychological and social factors optimize its impact. For this project, we will conduct sound interdisciplinary research to ensure that our science informs organizations, public policy, education, and is communicated to the general public.

    Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22866 and upload a current CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion and contact information for three professional references.

    Specific questions should be sent to Dr. Anthony Burrow. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Non-academic Positions

  • Research Coordinator – The Life History Lab (LHL) and Cornell Action Research Collaborative (ARC).
    The Life History Lab (LHL) and the Cornell Action Research Collaborative (ARC) are seeking to hire a full-time Research Coordinator in Ithaca, NY. These two organizations are working together to promote action research more generally and to incorporate action research into human neuroscience specifically. The candidate must have interest in psychophysiological research and have a deep commitment to community-engagement and equity. This is a unique interdisciplinary opportunity to engage in neuroscience and action research across multiple projects at varying levels of engagement with community members in upstate New York.

DEI Statement

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

Department Vision

The Department of Psychology focuses on the investigation of behavior and its cognitive, neural, and hormonal underpinnings in the full range of environmental situations. Our substantial resources include excellent research space and laboratory equipment; state-of-the-art computer facilities; an outstanding library system that is one of the ten largest academic research libraries in North America; and a highly skilled support staff. 

Our group of scientists and scholars celebrate a well-integrated faculty with core foci and strengths. We also aim to expand current strengths and build new concentrations to enhance collaborations both within the department and across the University and world. Our faculty works collaboratively at the whole-department level, respecting the specialties of current mid-career and junior faculty to forge the direction for the next 5, 10, and 25 years.

Contact

Questions? 

For further information, please contact us at psychology@cornell.edu or navigate to position-specific contact details via the application links above.

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