Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor of LGBT and Gender Diverse Youth Studies and Mental Health

Cornell University seeks applicants for a joint tenure-track hire in The Department of Psychology and the Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the rank of assistant professor, with a start date of July 1, 2024. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Counseling, Clinical or Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field by July 2024.

We welcome candidates whose specialties include LGBT and gender diverse youth development and mental health studies. We are especially interested in scholars who have a strong track record or potential for scholarly publications and take an intersectional approach, integrating race, class, and other vectors of identity into their research. The ideal candidate will have a graduate minor certificate in feminist/queer/gender/sexuality studies and be able to develop and teach three courses per year, including several of the following: LGBT Studies, Trans Studies, Feminist Theory.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample that speak to both psychology and FGSS, along with three letters of reference. Please upload materials: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25881 by November 1, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials early. We will request additional writing samples from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the co-chairs of the committee, Ritch Savin-Williams and Jane Juffer. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Writing sample that speaks to Psychology and FGSS
  • Three reference letters 

Further Info:

Ritch Savin-Williams

G201 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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