Cornell University, College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science-RA [#23186]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering Leadership
Appl Deadline:2022/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/07, listed until 2022/10/15)
Position Description:    

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The Engineering Leadership Program at Cornell University invites applications for a research associate. Information about the Engineering Leadership Program appears at

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand. Ithaca is Gorges!

The mission of the Engineering Leadership Program is to develop leaders who take on our world's biggest challenges with knowledge, skill, insight, and courage. We serve all College of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of curricular and co-curricular offerings that combine rigorous, empirically derived knowledge; personal inquiry and reflection; and experimentation in the classroom and applied settings.

We are committed to measuring the short- and long-term impact of our programs on students’ leadership ability and related skills. The research associate will be responsible for consulting with program managers and faculty to design and implement measurement protocols for all classes and non-credit offerings. Duties include creating surveys; collecting and analyzing qualitative and data; interpreting results; providing written and oral reports; collaborating on experimental research design and implementation; and other duties related to impact measurement and continuous improvement processes. There is an added expectation of light administrative duties and program management assistance consistent with the individual’s interest and areas of expertise.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:

• Doctorate in organizational behavior, management, leadership, communication, psychology, or a related field • Strong background in quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical analysis • Experience designing and implementing leader development impact assessments • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy

This is fully in-person position located on the Ithaca, NY campus.

The following materials are required: • Application letter referencing position and qualifications • Curriculum vitae • Statement on Contributions to Diversity • Names and contact information of three references • Any other supporting documents, such as writing samples, research papers, original case studies

Visit the website below for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity:

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applicants will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

The Engineering Leadership Program and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who can foster a welcoming climate for all students. The University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

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.

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 primary vaccination 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 primary 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.

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.

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:
191 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853