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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professors

Post Date:

June 1, 2017


Cornell University


Ithaca, NY


Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professors 

Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (D+EA) is a uniquely multi-disciplinary department, composed of designers, environmental psychologists, and technologists who are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life through a human-centered approach to design and research ( D+EA is seeking several exceptional scholars to fill 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions (with a starting date of January 1 or July 1, 2018).

Applicants’ areas of expertise might include:

· Human Factors/Ergonomics/Environmental Psychology—improving how humans interact physically and psychologically with places and things surrounding them.

· Design for Interaction—improving and augmenting the interactions across systems of people, places, and things through design.

· Design for Sustainability and Resilience—integrating the needs of societies and the integrity of nature, while enhancing quality-of-life and social equity through design.

· Emerging Technologies for Design—developing, testing, and understanding the place of new technologies in creative processes, practices, and design outputs (materials, systems, tools, and means of fabrication and manufacturing).


All new faculty members are expected to develop an externally-funded research program of international distinction. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising our B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. students, and providing service to the department and university community. Preference is given to applicants with completed Ph.D., but applicants with a terminal Masters degree with a track record of significant research accomplishment will be considered. Preference is given to applicants who have earned one design-focused degree (e.g., in interaction design, user experience design, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, design communication, architecture, and/or media arts) where there is a robust, human-centered design orientation.

To Apply: Please submit via a cover letter, CV, 3 confidential letters of recommendation, 3-5 selected publications, a portfolio, and evidence of teaching excellence. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until positions are filled. In the case where examples of teaching and/or student work are posted on the Internet, YouTube or Vimeo, please submit a document describing each electronic posting and include a link (URL) to it.

For more information, please contact Gretchen Strong,