Build your career with the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI) at Cornell University! Come work for one of the top universities in the country located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State.

What does YTI do?

We have numerous projects devoted to improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, read more about us here:

At YTI we value our staff and work together to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to advance knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities.

Our areas of focus include inclusive workplaces, education, work, income, healthy living, community membership, and engaged learning.

Our diverse staff works together to ensure people with disabilities have access to their community, workplace, and society.

Advantages of Working at Cornell University

Cornell has exemplary benefits:

Cornell has been rated highly as a great place to work. See our reviews on Glassdoor:

Cornell cares about being an inclusive workplace, provides support for underrepresented groups on campus:

Working for Cornell can also provide you with perks and discounts:

What about living in Ithaca, NY?

The city of Ithaca has a lot to offer and is beautiful or as the locals say “Gorges” due to the numerous gorges and waterfalls in the area:

Ithaca has been voted as one of the best places to live because of all of the wonderful things the area has to offer:

For families moving to Ithaca:

Current Openings at YTI:

"I have been working with YTI since 2001 and became full time faculty in 2005. I have never worked in such a “free” and supportive environment. I feel surrounded with support and like thinkers who all support the notion that work is for everyone. To be honest, working with the people at YTI has truly changed my life for the better."

Ray Cebula

Extension Faculty

“Working at YTI I get to work with a welcoming team who made me feel like part of the YTI family. They are professionals I can learn from, have fun with, and work with as a team to improve outcomes for people with disabilities.”

Kelly A Clark

Senior Extension Associate

“YTI truly encapsulates the spirit of inclusiveness of all people that Cornell University and the ILR represents. Our work strives to better the lives of individuals; as well as positively progress the ideology and landscape of the world towards education, equality, and autonomy for all persons.”

Alan Sharafi

Project Administrative Assistant

“My life—both personally and professionally—has been deeply enriched during the time I have been an employee of YTI. I benefit from working aside colleagues and friends who are passionate about the employment of people with disabilities, and the diverse projects I work on both challenge and motivate me to strive for excellence in all that I do. YTI is a wonderful place to work!”

Jeffrey Tamburo

Extension Faculty