Cornell University, The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Position ID:Cornell-The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution-CONFLICTRESOLUTION [#11371, WDR-00015558]
Position Title: Tenure-track Faculty Position - Conflict/Dispute Resolution
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Conflict Resolution
Appl Deadline:2019/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2018/07/03, finished 2019/08/28, listed until 2019/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The ILR School at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of conflict/dispute resolution at either the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, to begin August 2019. Applicants should have research and teaching interests related to topics such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, conflict management, dispute resolution, collective action, and social movements. We are open to scholars using qualitative, quantitative, legal, and mixed methods, and studying conflict at various levels of analysis including societal, organizational, group, or individual. Applicants should have a doctorate (PhD or JD) in a relevant field, such as industrial relations, organizational behavior, law, psychology, sociology, or management. Evidence of very strong research and teaching potential is essential.

The ILR School ( is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment, and labor issues. Our faculty come from a number of disciplinary backgrounds and study a broad range of issues related to labor, employment, and organizations. A successful candidate’s appointment will be in either the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History or the Department of Organizational Behavior. Faculty in these departments publish in top-tier journals in their field, such as ILR Review, Industrial Relations, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and in major law reviews.

The ILR School is home to the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution and the Experimental Psychology and Organizations Lab (ExPO) Lab, among other centers and institutes. The Scheinman Institute ( is the nation’s leading center for the study of workplace conflict resolution, engaging in a broad range of research, teaching, and outreach activities. The Institute has existing relationships with leading organizations in the conflict resolution field, which provide research opportunities for affiliated faculty. A successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the activities of the Scheinman Institute. The ExPO Lab ( seeks to advance knowledge about fundamental psychological processes relevant to human attitudes, cognitions and behavior in organizations. Within and beyond these centers and institutes, ILR provides a rich intellectual environment for research on conflict and related organizational processes, with strong ties to members of the Psychology and Sociology Departments, the SC Johnson College of Business, and the Law School.

Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a vita, and a writing sample, and three reference letters. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Questions about this position can be directed to Professor Alex Colvin (, Professor Harry Katz (, Professor Marya Besharov (, Professor Pam Tolbert (, or Professor Kate Griffith (

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.

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