Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Position ID:Cornell-YTI-REASSOC [#12224, WDR-00016648]
Position Title: Research Associate - Yang-Tan Institute - ILR School, Cornell University
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/02, finished 2019/08/28)
Position Description:    

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Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University.


The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Research Associate in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.

The position of Research Associate within the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) is responsible for developing and delivering research and related services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of YTI and the ILR School. 

The position’s primary focus will be to conduct program evaluation, research, and dissemination activities in support of several research projects funded to the Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).  The person will be responsible the design and implementation of research studies, communicating summary research findings to team members, writing of research and evaluation reports for funding agencies, and scholarly publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals, contributing to proposal grant writing, and assisting with annual project reporting across a number of YTI current projects. 


The Research Associate position is a non-tenure track academic term position with a three year initial appointment.  The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the respective Project Director, YTI Associate Director of Research, YTI Executive Director and Associate Dean as well as available funding and work.  


More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Yang-Tan Institute at



  • Ph.D. in program evaluation, rehabilitation counseling, education, applied social science research or related field. 
  • Significant experience and demonstrated competency in qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, providing critical independent thinking while also considering diverse opinions and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to qualitative data collection and analysis, statistical data analysis, instrument design, conducting observational field research, writing of research reports and manuscripts for publication.

  • Proven ability to use and learn different software packages and web-based tools.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and do presentations to large audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaborative environments and to contribute to the innovation and outcome success of a team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years experience in a research and program evaluation environment.
  • Proven ability to design and manipulate databases, use computer-based statistical and analytical applications, and be able to design outcome and impact studies. 
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area
  • One or more years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Extensive record of presentations to large audiences.
  • One or more years experience designing distance learning and/or online tools for professional development and planning purposes.


This is a full-time, academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity, which is located within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University.

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:
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Further Info:
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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