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Postdoctoral Associate ARC

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Position ID:Cornell -Department of Communication -POSTDOCARC [#24132, WDR-00035030]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map ]
Subject Areas: Communications / Communication , health communication , Policy & Public Engagement , Race, Gender, and Ethnicity , risk communication , Social Inequality , Strategic Communication
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/01/13, updated 2023/01/10, listed until 2023/03/19)
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Ithaca-Based Postdoctoral Associate in Community-Engaged Research

Job Summary: The Action Research Collaborative (ARC) at Cornell University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct equity-focused research to improve the well-being of historically marginalized populations. We are seeking an applicant with experience conducting community-engaged research with multidisciplinary teams. Scholars will be expected to work on multiple studies with faculty from various disciplines (e.g., communication, economics, nutrition, policy, psychology) and community and policy partners.

The mission of ARC is to develop and support equitable and sustainable research-practice-policy partnerships that can generate solutions to improve the lives of communities that are too often neglected. Our members approach these partnerships from multiple disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches–we apply whichever approaches are most relevant for the project at hand. We involve community partners at all phases of the project (i.e., from study design to dissemination of findings). The overarching goal is for these projects to inform interventions and public policies, especially policies that support the well-being of marginalized populations. To learn more about ARC visit Action Research Collaborative - Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (cornell.edu) .

This is a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2023 (start date negotiable) with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position will be based in Ithaca, providing the scholar with opportunities to attend seminars and workshops hosted by world renowned faculty across the Cornell University Ithaca Campus; there will also be plenty of opportunities to connect with faculty on Cornell’s New York City campuses: Weill Cornell Medicine ( https://weill.cornell.edu/ ) and Cornell Tech ( https://www.tech.cornell.edu/ ).

Responsibilities and Duties:

Conducting Action Research (80%)

Develop and maintain relationships with community partners and organizations

Attend research team meetings

Assist with institutional review board application submissions

Conduct literature reviews, write annotated bibliographies, and use reference managers

Collect and analyze quantitative data using various software (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap, SPSS, SAS, STATA, R)

Collect and analyze qualitative data using various software (e.g., NVIVO, ATLAS.ti)

Manage day to day operations for Ithaca-based research projects

Publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, policy briefs, and reports

Professional Development (20%)

Help to mentor and supervise Ithaca-based research assistants

Assist with writing and submitting grant proposals

Attend and present at least one professional conference annually

Eligibility and Required Skills: Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in a social scientific (e.g., communication, psychology, policy, sociology) or health and well-being (e.g.,  nutrition, public health) related field by the start of the appointment. Candidates should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong quantitative/analytical research skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a deep commitment to community-engagement and equity.

Benefits: The salary for appointments in the 2023–2024 academic year will be $65,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits. Also, $5,000 will be given for discretionary research expenses (e.g., conference registration fees, travel, publication fees, etc.). 

How to apply: Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24132 .

1) Cover letter describing your research experience and interest in the position and that indicates at least two ARC faculty members you could envision working with,

2) Curriculum vitae,

3) Statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and

4) 2 writing samples (e.g., published manuscript and/or dissertation chapter).

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit 2–3 letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 27, 2023, and will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

Contact Information:

Tashara M. Leak, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Research in Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Co-Director, Action Research Collaborative

Email: tml226@cornell.edu

Website: https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/tml226


Neil A Lewis, Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Communication Research in Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Co-Director, Action Research Collaborative

Email: nlewisjr@cornell.edu

Website: https://neillewisjr.com/

Employment Assistance: 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 Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. 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 clicking here. 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.

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