Cornell University Human Centered Design - Assistant Professor - Health Equity in Ithaca, New York
Human Centered Design - Assistant Professor - Health Equity Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. As part of the university's , all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location. New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination Compliance Program . The Department of Human Centered Design (HCD) brings multi-disciplinary perspectives togethertoimprovehealthandwell-beingthrough design.Throughtransdisciplinarythinkingand expertise, we bring arts and design, material and social sciences, to innovate, investigate, and address real-world challenges by using analog and digital knowledge, tools, rigorous research methods, and creative processes. Our faculty includes scientists, artists, anthropologists, architects, engineers, psychologists, and experts in apparel, interiors, material sciences, and technology. We work together and collaborate externally with colleagues from across the university, as well as industry and non-profit community partners, to conductresearchandenhancestudents'learning.Usingstate-of-the-artlabandstudiospaces,we conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate products and processes that enhance human potential, health equity, social justice, sustainability, and community flourishing().HCD is a partner in the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures. Weareseekinganexceptionalscholartojoinourfaculty intheareaofHealth Equity.We welcome scholars who approach their respectiveareaofexpertisefromamulti-disciplinaryrangeofperspectives to develop evidence-based critical solutions to improve lives and address current critical topics with specific attention to bridging the disparities regarding human health.This position may be supported in part by, a grant from the NIH's Common Fund's Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.The successful candidate will join our current faculty in linking theoretical research in science, technology, architecture, engineering, mathematics, and design to applied research innovation and outreach.Research,teaching, and engagement/outreach interests may include, but are not limited to: Generatingandtranslatingnovelsolutionsacross a spectrum of products, practices, and policies to enhance the lived experience and improve daily life. Exploringandcritiquingtheroleofdesignand/or materialsinproducing, expressing, and shaping human health and well-being of individuals and communities. Developingandrefiningnewmaterials,technologies,andembodiedenvironmentsto produce novel innovations where physical and digital components interact with humans across scales, from on-the-body to the inhabited world. Developingenvironmentallyandsociallyresponsibledesignand managementpracticesthathave a beneficial impact on individuals, communities, and the environment. Thesuccessfulcandidatewilldemonstratepotentialtodevelopa world-class, externally funded research and design program that engages with current issues in one or more of the aboveareas. Candidatesmustprovideevidenceofexcellenceinteachingandadvisingatboth undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities include creating a successful research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and providing service to the department and university community. A Ph.D. is required. HCD has strong connections to several other units on campus. These relationships support the department'saimtoaddressreal-worldchallengesandopportunitiesthroughcritical,creative,and collaborative engagement with design. We seek a colleague who is committed to social and environmental justice and will advance scholarly and real-world understandings of how design shapes environments, humans, and the interaction between the two. Cornell has an ongoing commitment to its founding principle of educating "any person...in any study," and the university offers a collegial and supportive campus atmosphere and high quality of life. Beyond campus, Ithaca is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region which boasts a vibrant cultural life amidst breathtaking natural beauty. A wide range of outdoor activities is close at hand in all seasons.Cornellalsoseekstomeettheneedsofdual-careercouples,withbothitsownDualCareer program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist in dual career searches. ToApply:Pleasesubmit,via: Coverletter CV Threeletters ofreference Researchstatement Teachingstatement Three writing samples preferably publications or manuscripts in preparation In the case where any of these materials are posted on the Internet, please submit a Word documentdescribingeachelectronicpostingandincludealink(aURL)toit.Thestartingdatefor the new hire may be as early as the Fall semester of 2023, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Employment Assistance: For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email . If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: 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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2022-12-01-08:00 EEO Statement: 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. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.