Cornell University, Human Centered Design

Position ID:Cornell-HCD-PDAENVIRPSYCH [#21164, WDR-000]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate: Environmental Psychology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Environmental Psychology
Psychology / Developmental
Public Health
Urban Planning
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

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Cornell University, College of Human Ecology 
Post Doctoral Associate: Environmental Psychology 

Location: Ithaca, NY 

Position Summary 

The Wells Lab ( within 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 June 15, 2022. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to research efforts at the intersection of environmental psychology, public health, design, and urban planning including studies examining the natural environment’s effect on human resilience; the influence of nature-based therapy on the behavior and well-being of individuals with autism; associations of nature access with health and equity; the influence of the built and natural environment on sustainable behaviors and health-related behaviors (e.g., diet and physical activity). The postdoctoral associate will also teach one undergraduate course (Fall) related to the effects of the built and natural environment on human health and well-being. The position is fully funded for one year with the potential for renewal upon satisfactory performance. 

Key responsibilities include: 

• Data management 
• Coding of archival video data 
• Training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants 
• Lead data analysis 
• Contribute to writing grant proposals and papers for publication 
• Support research team and work collaboratively 
• Collaboratively revise syllabus of existing undergraduate course 
• Teach undergraduate course 


Applicants must have a conferred doctoral degree in environmental psychology, public health, or related field (e.g., developmental psychology, urban planning) 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; experience overseeing undergraduate research assistants; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Diverse research skills including experience coding observational (video) data; proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS); expertise in developmental disabilities such as autism; prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level. 


The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Job Online
• Cover letter describing research experience, fit for position, and future interests (3 pages max) 
• CV (including full publication list) 
• Transcript(s) of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable) 
• Research statement 
• Teaching statement 
Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• Three letters of reference (to be submitted by referees) 

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

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