Cornell University, Dept. of Psychology

Position ID:Cornell-Dept. of Psychology-COGPROF [#22722, WDR-00033700]
Position Title: Cognitive Psychology - Open Rank, Tenure Track Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Cognitive
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/28, updated 2022/09/09)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

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 ( We welcome applicants that are involved in AI from a Cognitive Science perspective.

Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program. Candidates are also expected to contribute to our rigorous and innovative curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will seek to leverage the technological resources and collaborative environment of Cornell University to enhance their research program. The department has a broad base in psychology, neuroscience, and development and is internationally recognized for its distinctive ecological perspective. We also embrace interdisciplinary and translational approaches, with strong connections to Cornell's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. 

The department and college provide ready access to research dedicated neuroimaging facilities, including EEG and MRI. We maintain significant research collaborations with information science and computer science faculty at the Ithaca campus and the Cornell Tech campus in New York City as well as with faculty at the Weill Cornell the medical campus. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to join Cornell's Cognitive Science Program ( which brings together faculty and students from across the University and supports conferences, lectures and research from wide areas of Cognitive Science. 

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. 
For questions, please contact Khena Swallow ( or David Field ( 

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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.

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.

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Further Info:
Sophie Strang, Assistant to Chair
G201 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Department of Psychology
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853