Cornell University, Organizational Behavior

Position ID:Cornell-OB-OBPOSTDOC [#21211, WDR-00030007]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Organizational Behavior - ILR School, Cornell University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Organizational Behavior
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/02/17, finished 2022/05/20)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organizational Behavior. Applicants should have completed their PhD in organizational behavior, psychology, management, human resources, or a closely-related field by the time of appointment. The position will commence in August 2022 and continue for 12 to 24 months; flexible duration based on candidate preference.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated with ILR’s Experimental Psychology and Organizations Lab (ExPO Lab), a group of micro organizational behavior and human resources researchers who seek to advance knowledge about fundamental psychological processes relevant to human attitudes, cognitions and behavior in organizations. The Postdoctoral Fellow will actively contribute to the research mission of the lab, including working on joint projects with ExPO Lab faculty and students while also moving their own independent research projects toward publication. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests align with ExPO Lab faculty members’ ongoing research activities. Applicants are encouraged to review faculty profiles before submitting their materials. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be asked to teach one course during their appointment.

The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment, and labor issues. The School provides a rich intellectual environment for organizational researchers, with strong ties to the SC Johnson College of Business and the Psychology and Sociology Departments. ExPO Lab faculty members are actively involved in research centers and initiatives at the ILR School and across the University, including the Behavioral Economics and Decision Research Center, the Center for Social Sciences, and the Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that highlights potential fit with the ExPO Lab, (2) a current CV, (3) a research statement describing their research, up to two publications or manuscripts, and two to three reference letters. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit your materials by February 28. Questions about this position can be directed to Professor Emily Zitek ( or Professor Brian Lucas (

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Further Info:
389 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853