Cornell University, Human Development

Position ID:Cornell-HD-HUMDEVASSISTPROFS [#10165, WDR-00012685]
Position Title: Department of Human Development at Cornell - Assistant Professors
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neuroscience
Human Development & Family Studies
Aging / Public Health
Developmental Psychology / Life Span
Psychology (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/10/12, finished 2019/01/06)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell University

Department of Human Development

The Department of Human Development ( seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in any area to begin July 1, 2018 or thereabouts. The Department is an interdisciplinary entity that uses multiple approaches, methods, and levels of analysis to study human development across the lifespan and integrates basic and translational research to enhance development and well-being in diverse contexts and populations. The department has a broad base in developmental psychology and sociology, and distinguishes itself with an ecological view of development as unfolding in multiple overlapping contexts. Faculty members represent three mutually influential areas of research, including Law and Human Development, Health and Well-being, and Cognition in Context. The department also houses state of the art MRI, EEG, and neurostimulation facilities and maintains significant research bridges with the Medical campus in New York City. Individuals who conduct interdisciplinary and integrative research and those who use innovative, cutting-edge, and cross-cutting methodologies to study human development in context are of particular interest.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate), supervising student research, and maintaining a rigorous, highly productive, and preferably externally-funded program of empirical research that maintains and builds the department’s national and international reputation.


  • PhD in human development, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, or a related field;

  • Research excellence, demonstrated by a strong record of publication in recognized journals in the field;

  • Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

For consideration, please upload vita, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and three letters of reference in Academic Jobs Online

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017; applications are welcomed until the positions are filled.


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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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.

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Ithaca, NY 14853

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