Cornell University Position

Position: Tenure-eligible Assistant Professor, Communication and Technology

Start date: August 2013

The Department of Communication at Cornell University seeks a colleague to conduct research and to teach in one or more of the following areas: 1) Social Media, 2) Human-Computer Interaction, 3) IT in Organizations, 4) Social Psychology of Communication Technology, and 5) Digital Media. We welcome scholars who study communication technology, especially as it relates to the dynamics of individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and society. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field and have (or show promise of developing) a national and international reputation doing theory-based empirical research that will contribute to one or more of the Department’s core strengths in communication and technology; science, health, risk, and environmental communication; media effects; and technology and society. The successful candidate must be able to develop a research program connected to college and university priorities in applied social science, life science, sustainability, and information science, and should have a high potential for attracting external research funding.

The position involves 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities; publishing peer-reviewed literature in relevant fields is expected. In addition, successful candidates are expected to secure external research funding. Communication faculty are expected to teach two to three undergraduate and/or graduate courses per academic year, and advise students in the Department’s B.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Salary: Cornell offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Support for start-up research costs will be available. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application: Submit letter of application addressing position qualifications and goals, vita, official academic transcripts, research article(s), and names and contact information of three references, and have each reference submit a letter of recommendation. All materials, including letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically to For additional information, email Dr. Susan Fussell, or telephone 607.255.1581. For more information about the Department of Communication, please visit our website:

Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until candidates are selected.