Position: History of Development at Cornell

The Department of Human Development at Cornell University seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in any area to begin July 2008. These positions extend a major building program in the Department that has resulted in eight significant hires in recent years. The Department has a broad base in normative developmental psychology and sociology that includes social, personality, cognitive, emotional, and biological domains.

Update: AHP has confirmed with Cornell that specialists in the history of development are invited to submit applications.

In addition, the Department has four particularly strong emphases that cut across the five content domains:

  1. Aging & Health, with foci on both normal, positive aging as well as age-related socioemotional and health problems;

  2. Culture & Diversity, which examines the influence of cultural factors on basic developmental processes;

  3. Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience, which includes both normative and disordered cognitive, affective, and social domains;

  4. Law, Psychology, & Development, with special interests in cognition and memory. 

Individuals who integrate several basic areas are of particular interest. The department also maintains significant research bridges with the Medical campus in New York City.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate), supervising student research, and maintaining a rigorous, highly productive and externally-funded program of empirical research that maintains and builds the department’s international reputation. Send vita, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and three letters of reference to:

Office of the Chair
Department of Human Development
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Review of applications will begin November 15; applications are welcomed until the position is filled.

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About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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