Cornell University, Systems Engineering

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Position ID:Cornell-Systems Engineering-SELECTURER [#13599, 00018593]
Position Title: Systems Engineering Lecturer
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Systems Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/04/17, listed until 2019/10/17)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Cornell University’s Systems Engineering (SE) program has been recognized as a world leader in Systems Engineering education and research while priding itself on developing deep relationships with industry to meet their ever evolving needs. In their latest initiative, Cornell SE is creating a set of credit bearing Masters of Engineering level experiences that will be based upon some existing educational programs, but tailored for integration within specific industry training programs. In this effort, Cornell SE is aiming to hire a Lecturer faculty member on a 12-month appointment to lead the development and execution of this new program as well as possibly teach or advise other Master of Engineering projects.

The ideal candidate will be able to excel in:

  • Developing, delivering, and continually improving upon Masters of Engineering level, Systems Engineering educational materials around the needs of Cornell and their Corporate Partner.
  • Tracking the technical and process components of the strategic plan of the corporate partner, continually update materials to reflect the needs of the Corporate Partner and continued synergistic opportunities, for example Model Based Design
  • Demonstrating educational and professional experience focusing on the business and technical process of developing a complex system to include acquisition, design, build, test, and demonstration.
  • Developing and implementing assessment strategies as well as the managing teaching support staff and conducting formal reviews of student’s performance.
  • Performing lectures to a Distance Learning environment to diverse geographic locations.
  • Mentoring up to 100 students on up to 10 teams working on real-world based, academic year long projects.
  • Being comfortable (but not necessarily an expert) in working on projects that involve technical areas that may include but not limited to: embedded systems, wireless communication, autonomy, sensor processing, vision, control systems, power systems, related safety features, telemetry, robotics, aerospace, software development, software architecture, data analytics, machine learning.
  •  Aid in the application for INCOSE knowledge exam equivalency for the educational experiences crafted.
  •  Demonstrating a passion for empowering and inspiring students to become the next generation of impactful Systems Engineering leaders in top industries.

We seek candidates with significant work experience in systems engineering that can use that experience to support the educational mission of the program. Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree but a Ph.D. degree is preferred in a relevant area of engineering.

Interested applications should submit curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, at least three letters of reference to We will begin reviewing application immediately.  

Systems Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply.

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Systems Engineering
204 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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