Cornell University, College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science

Position ID:Cornell-College of Engineering & Computing and Information Science-LSRPOP1 [#22824]
Position Title: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Professor of Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering Leadership
Appl Deadline:2023/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/20, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/01/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Engineering Leadership Program at Cornell University is seeking two (2) faculty members to join our team of talented, passionate professionals committed to the vision of Leadership for All. Cornell Engineering holds the radical views that all engineers need a strong foundation in followership, leadership, teamwork, and ethical communication; and that all engineering students have the right to high-quality personal and professional development as part of their education.

The ELP offers a variety of transformational programs to engage students at different levels of commitment and developmental readiness. Our offerings are based in science and include elements of personal reflection and experiential learning. We judge our effectiveness by measuring cognitive and behavioral impacts, and strive for innovation, excellence, and continual improvement in everything we do. Information about our programs is available at

Since its inception in 2012, the Cornell Engineering Leadership Program has established a strong track record of success that engenders trust and collaboration among stakeholders within and outside the College of Engineering. We are now in an exciting period of growth in service of our goal to establish interpersonal, team, and ethical leader skills development as core elements of a Cornell Engineering degree.

We invite applications for two (2) faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice. Responsibilities include co-teaching in existing offerings including our flagship Engineering Leadership Certification Program; WE LEAD (Women’s Engineering Leadership Education and Development); and Leadership Skills Clinics, our vehicle for expanding core skills development to all students. Faculty will collaborate with the Executive Director to develop, deliver, and manage additional offerings that advance our strategic priorities. There is significant opportunity for program leadership and institution-building as we move to integrate current programs in engineering communications, leadership, and ethics over the next 1-2 years.

Each position is a non-tenure-track role ideal for someone with significant higher education experience and an earned Ph.D. degree who is passionate about teaching and student development. Research is encouraged but not required. The teaching responsibilities will be at the Cornell Ithaca campus.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications. Note that qualifications for the Professor of Practice position include distinguished professional experience and a record of practice-oriented instruction. Doctorate in organizational behavior, management, leadership, psychology, or a related field. Masters degree will be considered if combined with qualifying professional experience. A track record of innovation and teaching excellence in higher education or corporate professional development Evidence of a thoughtful and effective approach to creating inclusive learning environments Leadership coaching certification or experience is preferred A background in engineering or experience working in an engineering or technical academic or professional setting is preferred

We value these characteristics and skills: A passion for seeing and developing every student’s potential Ownership and accountability for excellence The ability to make positive contributions to a team and bring out the best in others A bias for fun!

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand. Ithaca is Gorges!

The following materials are required: Application letter referencing position and teaching experience and interests Curriculum vitae Syllabi or equivalent for at least two recent courses or workshops taught Corresponding teaching or facilitator evaluations Statement on Contributions to Diversity Names and contact information of three references Any other supporting documents, such as curriculum development materials, research papers, original case studies

Visit the website below for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity:

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applicants will begin October 31 and continue until the position is filled.

The Cornell Engineering Leadership Program and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that welcomes and supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The University also 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.

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.

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
191 Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853