Cornell University, Human Centered Design

Position ID:Cornell-HCD-PDAAUTNATHLTH [#24772, WDR-00037072]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Autism, Nature + Health, Environmental Psychology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, NewYork 14850, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Psychology / Developmental
Public Health
Environmental Psychology
Urban Planning
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/04/28, finished 2023/11/27)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology 
Postdoctoral Research Associate: 
Autism, Nature + Health, Environmental Psychology

Position Summary

The Department of Human Centered Design (formerly Design and Environmental Analysis), College of Human Ecology, at Cornell University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate to begin July 16, 2023.  The postdoctoral associate will contribute to research efforts at the intersection of public health, environmental psychology and disability studies including studies examining the natural environment’s effect on human resilience; and the influence of nature-based therapy on the behavior and well-being of individuals with autism.  There will also be opportunities to be involved in teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level in classes related to research methods and/or the effects of the built and natural environment on human health.  One year appointment with possible extension based on performance.

Key responsibilities include:

Requirements:  Applicants must have a conferred doctoral degree in psychology (e.g., environmental, developmental), public health, or related field and relevant research experience. Eligible applicants should have demonstrated proficiency in data management and use of statistical software programs (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R); exceptional organizational, communication, and writing skills; and work well independently and collaboratively.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Diverse research skills including experience coding observational (video) data; experience overseeing undergraduate research assistants; with developmental disabilities such as autism.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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:
Human Centered Design
T57 Human Ecology Building
Cornell University
37 Forest Home Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14853