Given the current status of the campus, the state and country due to COVID-19, we have paused our search for the position of Citizens and Technology Lab Deputy Director in the Department of Communication.  We are working with Cornell leadership on the timing of the release of searches and will update this page as soon as we know more. We apologize for the delay.

J. Nathan Matias
CAT Lab Founder
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Cornell University

Do you wonder about the role of technology in society? Do you wish for better evidence and greater public influence on the future of our digital lives?

The Citizens and Technology Lab (CAT Lab) at the Cornell University Department of Communication is hiring a full-time Deputy Director, and that could be you!

CAT Lab envisions a world where digital power is guided by evidence and accountable to the public. We work with communities of millions internationally to study the effects of technology on society and test ideas for changing digital spaces in the public interest (see our research).

The Deputy Director will build CAT Lab alongside our Principal Investigator J. Nathan Matias, focusing on strategy, organization building, management, and administration. We are seeking a creative institution-builder who is energized to imagine and establish a public-interest research organization within one of the world’s leading universities.

Full details about the Ithaca-based position are available on the Cornell University HR website: