Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Researcher in Accessible XR

About the Position

Cornell Tech in New York City is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to lead research in augmented and virtual reality accessibility for people with disabilities. In addition, the postdoc will help lead the XR Access Initiative, a multi-stakeholder research consortium in the field. The postdoc will work closely with Prof. Shiri Azenkot and other members of the Enhancing Ability Lab, and with the leadership of the XR Access Initiative.

Strong candidates will have: 

  • A PhD in computer science, information science, HCI or related areas.
  • Research experience in accessibility or augmented/virtual reality.
  • Experience in or enthusiasm for helping to manage and lead academic-industry-advocate partnerships

Start date: Flexible, but no later than July 1, 2023

Location: In person at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City

Duration: 1 year appointment, renewable based on mutual interest and available funds

How to Apply

Please fill out the application form at the link below. The form will request the following:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing your research and leadership experience, your goals, and your interest in this position
  • Two papers or other writing samples
  • Names and contact information for three references

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning on October 15th, and continuing until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please email

About XR Access

XR Access is a community that engages, connects, and influences the field of XR, in order to build and share knowledge, skills, tools, user experiences, and leading practices to make XR inclusive of all, regardless of abilities. We are a research consortium based at Cornell Tech. Read more about XR Access at this link.

About Cornell Tech

At Cornell Tech, we are building a home for digital pioneers—those of the conviction that pragmatic, purpose-driven research spurs relevant and valuable progress. Cornell Tech focuses on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.

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.