Cornell University, College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science

Program ID:Cornell-College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science-SRLECTURER [#21038]
Program Title: Engineering Communications Program Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Position
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Engineering Communications
Technical Communications / Technical Communication
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/26, finished 2023/01/28)

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

The Engineering Communications Program (ECP), in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY, USA, 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, it is predicted that the newly-hired faculty will teach a regular fall session (Fall 2022) of two 3-credit courses, with spring teaching TBD. Ideally, thereafter, the successful candidate will teach one section of either of the program’s core 3-credit courses, ENGRC 3350: Organizational Communications for Engineers or ENGRC 3500: Engineering Communications. In addition, this addition to the Engineering Communications Program 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 engineering faculty to 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 pedagogical innovations and visibility of ECP. This may happen in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following: professional presentations via relevant conferences or other venues, publishing peer-reviewed articles, or conducting workshops for industry representatives or interested faculty and students at the College or University levels. Finally, there is an added expectation of light administrative duties.

Preferred Qualifications Preference given to candidates that have a Ph.D. (preferred) or Master’s degree (the minimal requirement) in one of these areas: ● Technical Communication ● Professional Communication ● Science Communication ● Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Professional and Academic Discourse ● Related degree with a focus on communication with competencies in teaching oral presentations and multi-modal artifacts Additional Desired Qualifications: Experience teaching engineering communications at the college level is important. Additional preferred areas of expertise are Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC or CXC), Communication in the Disciplines (CID), Genre Studies, and Multi-modal 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.

College of Engineering and Cornell University Information The College of Engineering faculty at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will foster a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in engineering 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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials, Dates Initial applications should include the following: • a cover letter addressed to the ECP Search Committee • curriculum vitae • a teaching statement • the name and contact information for at least three references.

Additional materials will be requested from candidates that move to our second round of consideration, and those will be requested directly from the candidate. Review of materials begins on March 1, 2022. All applications received by March 15, 2022 will receive full consideration this academic year. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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B1E Carpenter Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853