Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Position ID:Cornell-YTI-YTIRESASSOC [#20367, WDR-00028508]
Position Title: Senior Research/Research Associate - Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/11/02, finished 2022/11/10)
Position Description:    

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

Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Research / Research Associate in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.

This position is responsible for extension research activities and administration within one or more thematic research areas. The Senior Research / Research Associate is responsible for independently designing, developing and delivering research and related services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of YTI and the ILR School. The Senior Research / Research Associate will be responsible for contributing to writing of research reports and scholarly publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals. This position reports to the YTI Associate Director of Research. 

Senior Research / Research Associate is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track, term position with up to an initial appointment through December 31, 2024. The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the respective Project Director, the YTI Associate Director of Research, the YTI Director and Associate Dean of Outreach as well as available funding and work. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Project-Related Emphasis:  This position will conduct program evaluation, research, and dissemination activities in support of several research projects funded to the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI). The position will be responsible the design and implementation of research studies, communicating summary research findings to team members, conducting literature reviews, writing of research and evaluation reports for funding agencies, and scholarly publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals, contributing to proposal grant writing, and assisting with annual project reporting across a number of YTI current projects. 

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Yang-Tan Institute at



  • Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology, organizational psychology, education, program evaluation, applied social science research or related field. 
  • Minimum three years of experience and demonstrated competency in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, providing critical independent thinking while also considering diverse opinions and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to qualitative data collection and analysis, statistical data analysis, instrument design, conducting observational field research, writing of research reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • Proven ability to use and learn different software packages and web-based tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct extensive literature reviews in target areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaborative environments and to contribute to the innovation and outcome success of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Formal educational preparation and extensive (3-5 years) in the area of employment and disability policy and workplace disability inclusion
  • Two or more years of experience in a research and program evaluation environment.
  • Proven ability to design and manipulate databases, use computer-based statistical and analytical applications, and be able to design outcome and impact studies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and do presentations to large audiences.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the employment and disability policy and/or workplace disability inclusion
  • One or more years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Extensive record of presentations to large audiences.
  • One or more years’ experience translating research findings into user-friendly and accessible publications for stakeholder use.
  • One or more years of experience designing distance learning and/or online tools for professional development and planning purposes.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Rewards & Benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching experience. 

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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:
email address
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853