Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Position ID:Cornell-YTI-REHABYTI [#24304, WDR-00035535]
Position Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Associate - Extension Associate
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Law / law and humanities
Economics / I - Health, Education, and Welfare
Industrial Psychology / Decision Making
Labor and Employment / Labor policy, Labor and Employment trends, Worker training
Salary Range:$69,500.00 - 85,000.00 based on experience, qualifications and location
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/02/08, finished 2023/06/08, listed until 2023/06/07)
Position Description:   Remote  

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Vocational Rehabilitation Associate – Yang-Tan Institute

 Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

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

 Our Team:

The Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Researchers and practitioners at YTI have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. Our team consults with business and industry, and with policy makers, educators, disability advocates, and rehabilitation practitioners.

 What you will do:

This position provides a range of training, training curriculum content development, organizational development, programming, and administration primarily in the focus area of vocational rehabilitation, trauma-informed practice, community rehabilitation employment program services, workforce development systems, student and youth transition, and policies and practices regarding vocational rehabilitation and employment services.

Extension Associate is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through March 31, 2026. The position may be re-appointed based on recommendations by the appropriate YTI Leadership and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach, 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

What we need:

 ·Master’s degree in related subject matter expertise (vocational rehabilitation, workforce development, mental health, industrial and labor relations, employment or labor law, human resources/management/business, organizational behavior/change, economic occupational medicine/workplace safety and health, education, diversity/inclusion, or related field).

· Possession of a currently active certified rehabilitation counseling (CRC) credential.

·Experience teaching adult learners. 

· Minimum of two years teaching related courses and/or training curricula in college-level or professional environment (online and/or in person), conducting training to relevant target audience, and/or conducting research in the focus area.

·Experience with developing and delivering high quality synchronous and asynchronous college-level courses or professional trainings.

· Experience directly working with individuals with disabilities, preferably in a state vocational rehabilitation or a related employment services agency.

·Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

·Periodic travel required.


You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

· PhD in related subject matter expertise.

·Three to five years of experience directly working with individuals with disabilities.

·Three to five years of work experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for a state vocational rehabilitation agency, preferably in New York State.

·Minimum of three years of experience creating and delivering distance learning.

·Demonstrated relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

· Work experience in or in collaboration with a community-based employment services provider agency for individuals with disabilities.

·Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.

·Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the focus area (e.g., articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, practitioner journals, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).

·Minimum one to three years of successful grant writing and grant management experience.

·One to three years of experience working directly with students and/or youth with disabilities, supervising staff who directly support students/youth, or teaching classes or providing professional development on supporting students/youth with disabilities.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

ILR School hiring range for this title is $69,500.00 - $85,000.00 commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, teaching/training experience, and diversity & inclusion statement.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely. Although there is potential for the position to be based remotely, first consideration will be given to applicants who will be based on the Ithaca Campus of Cornell University.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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:
email address
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853