Cornell University, Engineering Leadership Programs

Program ID:Cornell-ELP-SRLECT [#18282]
Program Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Position in Engineering Communications Program
Program Type:Other
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/03/10, finished 2021/11/06, listed until 2021/09/10)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

The Engineering Communications Program (ECP), in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position. This non-tenure track position, teaching engineering communications, is a nine-month position, appointed three to five years, with possible renewal. This is not a remote or online position. The teaching commitment is comparable to a 2/2 load. For the first year, the newly-hired faculty will teach a regular fall session (Fall 2021) of two 3cr courses, with spring teaching TBD. Ideally, thereafter, the successful candidate will teach one section of either of the program’s core 3cr courses, ENGRC 3500: Engineering Communications or ENGRC 3350: Organizational Communications for Engineers; in addition, they will join existing and/or create new “teaching partnerships” with faculty from a range of courses in the various engineering disciplines. Through these teaching partnerships, ECP staff help interested faculty embed written, oral, visual and electronic communications into their courses and assist in instruction, e.g., designing assignments and responding to and assessing student work. Therefore, our preferred candidate will be interested in and excited to work across disciplines in the College of Engineering to form and grow these partnerships. An interest in communications labs is a plus. There is an expectation that this person will also contribute to developing and enhancing the aim of ECP through, for example, professional presentation and/or publication or conducting workshops for industry representatives and/or interested faculty and students in the College of Engineering and, more broadly, Cornell University. Finally, there is an added expectation of light administrative duties.

Preference given to candidates that have a degree PhD (preferred) or Masters degree (minimal requirement) in one of these areas: ● Technical and Professional Communication ● Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Professional and Academic Discourse or Engineers with special expertise in Professional Communication ● Or related degree with a focus on communication (not just writing, composition)

Experience teaching engineering communications at the college level is important. Additional preferred areas of expertise are TESL, ESP, EAP, WAC and/or WID, Genre Studies, and Multimodal Communication. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching experience (especially in engineering) and experience identifying and serving the instructional needs of faculty in various technical fields are highly desirable.

The position and program are a good fit for teacher-scholars interested in cross-disciplinary instruction in engineering communications. ECP encourages teacher-research in this area, particularly as it contributes to the program and enhances communication instruction across engineering disciplines. Funds are available to support the presentation and/or publication of such teacher-research.

Applications should include the cover sheet, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information for at least three references. Additional materials are welcome, e.g., letters of recommendations, a sample syllabus, or a statement of teacher-research interests in relation to engineering and professional communications. All applications received by April 30, 2021 will receive full consideration this academic year. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Review of application materials will begin immediately.

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B1E Carpenter Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853