Cornell University, Psychology Department

Position ID:Cornell-Psychology Department-PSYCHCHAIR [#27029, WDR-00042607]
Position Title: Psychology External Department Chair
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Leadership
Starting Date:2025/01/01
Salary Range:$109,500-$329,600 Actual salary offers will be based on education, experience, discipline and relevant skills.
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2024/01/19, updated 2024/01/18)
Position Description:    

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Cornell University seeks a visionary leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Psychology. This position presents an exciting opportunity to lead the recently expanded Psychology Department, with faculty, staff, and students from the former Departments of Psychology and Human Development. The Chair will oversee a distinguished faculty with broad scholarly interests and expertise and a department with deep traditions in ecological, translational, and evolutionary approaches. The ideal candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar with an active research program and a strong record of external funding. The Chair will provide leadership to advance the department’s climate of collaboration, transparency, and shared governance; foster the intellectual and career development of faculty; and enhance the department’s graduate and undergraduate educational programs. Interested candidates should apply at

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Pay Range: $109,500 - $329,600 Actual salary offers will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills.

Questions about the position and/or requests for a more extensive job description can be directed to the search committee at Screening of applications will begin on March 15, 2024, and continue on a rolling basis 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.

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Further Info:
email address
Dept. of Psychology
Cornell University
278 D Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853