Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Department of Human Development, Cornell University

The College of Human Ecology is launching a faculty cohort hire to advance scholarship and practice addressing social justice, centering it as a critical area of expertise and strength throughout the college. This initiative is part of a comprehensive and collaborative college-wide effort to bring together a cohort of scholars who are committed to studying race, ethnicity, and culture, including the nature, persistence, and consequences of inequality.

The Department of Human Development (http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level who broadly study the significance of race, ethnicity, and culture. Successful applicants will be part of a cross-college Department of Psychology. We are seeking candidates whose research and teaching interests will strengthen and complement the department’s existing areas (development, perception & cognition, neuroscience, and social & personality). We encourage scholars interested in any of these areas, but we are particularly interested in building on themes of strategic interest to the college. These include childhood poverty, aging & health, structural inequalities in the law, and social justice and community-based participatory research.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate)
  • Supervising student research
  • Maintaining a rigorous, highly productive and externally-funded program of empirical research that maintains and builds the department’s international reputation.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in human development, psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related field
  • Research excellence, demonstrated by a strong record of publication in leading journals in the field
  • Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For consideration, please submit the following documents to Academic Jobs Online:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17860:  a curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating interest, focus of scholarship and teaching; a statement of diversity contributions; three representative publications; and three letters of reference. 

Review of applications will continue until filled or closed.

We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of programmatic training or mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups. This position is 50% research and 50% teaching and advising.  Excellence in teaching is essential. Applicants should be available for a July 1st 2021 start date.


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