Cornell University, Law School

Position ID:Cornell-Law School-IMMPA [#13443, WDR-00018265]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2019/05/20 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/03/19, finished 2019/07/22, listed until 2019/05/20)
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Cornell Law School seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr’s foundation-funded research project on a comparative analysis of immigration points systems.

The position encompasses a full range of research responsibilities analyzing immigration points-based systems in other countries such as Canada and Australia and determining whether such an immigration selection system might work in the United States. The research will conclude with a report and conference on findings and recommendations.

Coordinating the research; assisting with the report; coordinating the conference; and working with the Law School and university communities. The postdoctoral associate may also assist on research and analysis of other immigration policy issues through the Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Program.

The postdoctoral associate position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and is for a one-year term. An extension of one or two years may be possible, contingent upon funding.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience, along with strong research and writing skills. Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2019.

Related Skills and Knowledge Desired:
  • Superior analytical skills and an ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
  • Self-motivation with the ability to take the initiative and follow through on projects to completion.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigration law. 
The postdoctoral associate will receive a salary of $55,000 a year plus benefits. The postdoctoral associate will have work space in the Law School.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Professor Yale-Loehr’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your organizational skills and experience with research projects; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related research problem.

About Cornell Law School:
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year J.D. program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international, immigration, and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as a leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

About Cornell University:
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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, and flexible work options.

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:
Cornell Law School
G58A Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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