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 Senior Lecturer in Engineering Leadership
Institution/Organization: Cornell University
Job Location: New York, U.S.A.
Contact Person: Hilary Lauer
Date Posted: November 20th, 2023
Closing Date: January 31st, 2024
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The Engineering Leadership Program at Cornell University is seeking faculty to join our team of talented, passionate professionals committed to developing the team and leadership capabilities of engineers. Cornell Engineering holds the radical view 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 a faculty position at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Responsibilities include co-teaching in one or more existing offerings including our flagship Engineering Leadership Certification Program; WE LEAD; Leadership Skills Clinics; and integrated team learning in technical courses. Faculty will collaborate with the Executive Director to develop, deliver, and manage additional offerings and supportive technology that advance our strategic priorities. There is significant opportunity for program leadership and institution-building.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual with higher education experience and an earned Ph.D. degree who is passionate about teaching and student development. The teaching responsibilities will be in person at the Cornell Ithaca campus. We encourage and support independent research as part of the role.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:
• Doctorate in organizational behavior, management, leadership, psychology, or a related field.
• A track record of innovation and teaching excellence in higher education
• Evidence of a thoughtful and effective approach to creating inclusive learning environments
• Leadership coaching certification or experience is preferred
• The ability to conduct independent and collaborative research in topics related to engineering teams and leadership is highly desirable

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
• Teaching statement
• Research statement (if applicable)
• Names and contact information of three references
• Any other supporting documents, such as curriculum development materials, syllabi, research papers, original case studies
• We ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

Visit the website below for more information on our commitment to supporting diverse learning communities:

Pay Ranges: $58,600 - $164,000 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

To apply:

Contact Name: Myrian Alarcon,

Closing Date: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $58,600.00 - $164,000.00

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.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.

Employment Assistance:
For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing

Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

The 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.

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.

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