Cornell University, Operations Research and Information Engineering

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Position ID:Cornell-ORIE-POP2023 [#25153]
Position Title: Professor of Practice/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Operations Research and Information Technology / Operations Research and Information Technology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/17, finished 2023/10/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

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

The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University is soliciting applications for a Professor of Practice or Senior Lecturer faculty position. An exceptional individual with significant, significant experience in various aspects of operations research in industry, academia or other equivalent non‐academic organizations is sought. There is also the potential of a lecturer who has enough experience to be considered for promotion to senior lecturer within two years of appointment to be considered. Candidates must be highly motivated to enrich the experience of students and faculty by bringing to Cornell a deep understanding of effective practices in real-world settings.

The Professor of Practice/Senior Lecturer will be expected to develop and lead a range of activities to prepare Cornell students for success working in complex organizations.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop and implement a vision to grow and enhance the Master of Engineering (MEng) program, including the final semester of the Financial Engineering concentration based at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM).
  • Contribute to the admissions process for the MEng program.
  • Select and award financial aid packages to exceptional MEng students.
  • Orient and advise students in the MEng program.
  • Organize an annual slate of MEng projects and provide advisory and administrative support as needed.
  • Assist in MEng career development. • Award degrees. • Build and maintain contact with alumni and organizations.
  • Coordinate and lead ORIE 5110: Case Studies, a one-credit course that occurs in the fall in preparation for the MEng project.
  • Teach ORIE 5215/5915: FE/MEng Career Practicum in the fall.
  • Administer ORIE 9110: Master of Engineering Professional Review to Ithaca-based students as needed.
  • Teach one course each year, the course to be agreed upon by you and the Director.
Further information on the current ORIE MEng program can be found at: and

The Professor of Practice/Senior Lecturer is expected to have a technical background. A Ph.D. in an engineering or related scientific or technical field is strongly preferred, but candidates with a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate STEM field plus advanced degrees in business or related fields may be considered based on experience. Professors of Practice, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers at Cornell are non-tenure track and typically hold renewable appointments of up to five years.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae (CV); a brief (max. 1-2 pages) statement addressing their experience and skills and their potential application in an academic environment; and an optional statement describing their approach to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (described below). Candidates may optionally include copies of publications, descriptions of courses, programs, or training materials they have developed, and any other relevant materials. The names and contact information of up to three references may be requested at a later date.

Optional Diversity Statement:
The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and is inclusive of people of all races, nationalities and genders. People from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. The optional diversity statement should describe the candidate’s potential contributions to diversity and inclusion.

The above application materials should be submitted online at:

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries about your application may be directed to Henry Lam (

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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
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Cornell University
204 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853