Cornell University, Design + Environmental Analysis

Position ID:Cornell-DEA-TTAAP2019 [#15066, WDR-00020978]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Design and Environmental Analysis
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Architecture and Design
Environmental Psychology
Design / Environmental Design
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/12, finished 2020/04/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (D+EA) at Cornell University is a multi-disciplinary department composed of designers, environmental psychologists, and human factors researchers deeply committed to enhancing quality of life through human-centered design and research. D+EA addresses problems and opportunities from a systems perspective – people, products, processes and places – to create innovative, strategic, sustainable, and healthy settings. D+EA is dedicated to maintaining a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and respect. For more information about D+EA, see

D+EA seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (start date of July 1, 2020).

The position is 50% research / 50% teaching. D+EA values excellence in teaching. We seek applicants who will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are particularly interested in people who can teach undergraduate design studio, programming, sustainability, environmental psychology, and human factors / ergonomics.

Applicants’ areas of design and behavior research expertise might include:

  • Vulnerable Populations – examining design and its impact on particular under served groups such as children, older adults, culturally and economically diverse individuals, and those with varying abilities.
  • Living, Learning and Working Environments – examining the design and impact of educational, workplace, and residential settings.

Tenure-Track Position (apply:

New tenure-track Assistant / Associate professors are expected to develop an externally-funded research program of international distinction. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on department needs, advising our B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. students, and providing service to the department and university community. Preference is given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. Preference is given to applicants who have degrees in design (particularly interior design) as well as the social sciences.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We are seeking evidence of excellence and innovation in design with a human-centered orientation. Please submit online (using the link above): a cover letter, CV, at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded by their authors), selected publications, a portfolio of professional/creative work and design research, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of your contribution to diversity. For further information, see: If the portfolio and teaching examples are posted on the internet, please include a link (URL) to it in your cover letter and CV; otherwise, these documents can be uploaded to the online site (but combined application uploads must be less than 8 MB).

For more information, please contact Gretchen Strong,

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.  Located in Ithaca, New York in the Finger Lakes Region, the Cornell campus is a short walk to a vibrant downtown surrounded by 150 waterfalls and several state parks.  Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus soon to open on Roosevelt Island, New York City. Diversity and inclusion are a part of the heritage of Cornell University, founded on the mandate, “any person, any study.”  Cornell University is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Design & Environmental Analysis
1411 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4203

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