Job Announcement: TT Assistant/ Associate Professor Position at Cornell

The Department of Organizational Behavior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level, to begin August 2017.

Cornell University is a private, Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment, and workplace relations. Our mission involves conducting research and teaching on topics relevant to organizational management and employment policy at both national and international levels. Faculty members in the Department of Organizational Behavior in ILR come from the fields of sociology, psychology, and management, and bring a strong disciplinary orientation to their research and teaching. Members include Sam Bacharach, Marya Besharov, Vanessa Bohns, Jack Goncalo, Tove Hammer, Ed Lawler, Benjamin Rissing, Bill Sonnenstuhl, Pam Tolbert, and Emily Zitek.

Cornell provides a rich intellectual environment for organizational researchers, with strong ties between ILR faculty and members of the Psychology and Sociology Departments, the Johnson School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. More information on the ILR School and the OB Department is available at our web site:

The department is searching in two areas.

First, we are searching for a candidate working in fields related to micro organizational behavior. We are looking for an active member of our thriving lab community. The Experimental Psychology and Organizations Lab (ExPO) at ILR seeks to advance knowledge about fundamental psychological processes relevant to human attitudes, cognitions and behavior in organizations. Our micro faculty have published in top tier journals in social-psychology and micro-sociology such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Social Psychology and Personality Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Second, we are searching for a candidate working in organizational and management theory. We are looking for an active researcher studying organizational processes and outcomes including topics such as organizational design, technology, culture, leadership, change, identity, and managerial and organizational cognition. We are open to scholars using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, and to scholars studying varied organizational forms including traditional corporations as well as nonprofit, public sector, hybrid, and distributed models. The candidate’s work should be published or targeted for publication in top-tier journals in management and organizational sociology, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, American Journal of Sociology, and American Sociological Review.

At the time of appointment, applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in organizational behavior or related fields, and should have a strong research record and potential for scholarship in fields related to micro organizational behavior or organizational and management theory. Faculty members are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate, the professional Master (MILR), and the Ph.D. level.

Specific questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the recruitment committee, Jack Goncalo ( and Marya Besharov (, or to any other member of the department.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, vita, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

Ellen Fitchette
Department of Organizational Behavior
389 Ives Hall
ILR School
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853-3901

The deadline for submission of all application materials is October 1, 2016.

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.

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