Cornell College
  • 02-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Cornell College invites applications for a one year, full-time appointment to the faculty at the rank of visiting Lecturer or visiting Assistant Professor, depending upon qualifications, to begin in Fall 2020. The position may be converted to a tenure-track line in the following year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline (ABD considered), or a Master's degree with relevant professional experience.  The department welcomes applications from candidates with special interests in any part of computer science. It will favor candidates who show a readiness to introduce students to opportunities that await them after graduation, for example, through collaborative research or engagement with industry.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses at the 100 and 200 level. Available courses include CSC140 Foundations of Computer Science (taught with the Python programming language), CSC151 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, and CSC230 Database Technologies for Analytics (taught with SQL and serving, among others, students of economics and business).

Cornell College, a deeply student-focused selective liberal arts college, is distinguished by its

One Course At A Time curriculum, a philosophy which allows students more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility, thanks to the One Course Calendar, attract an ambitious student body from nearly all 50 US states and territories and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.


Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body.  We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities.  We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.


Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to

  • Letter of application / cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching statement, describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom / campus community
  • Graduate transcripts (Official transcripts are needed prior to employment)
  • Letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists.

Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit

Direct questions to Leon Tabak, Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computer Science. 

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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