Cornell College
  • 08-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Cornell College invites applications for a continuing instructor position to teach undergraduate level courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an emphasis on communication systems. We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. We will prefer candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline; candidates who are ABD or who have Masters' with significant professional experience will also be seriously considered.  Teaching responsibilities include JAVA Programming, Mobile Applications Development, Embedded Systems, and Computer Communication Networks, along with other courses in computer science. Alternative courses could include Signals and Systems, Communication Theory, Digital Signal Processing, and Multimedia Communication, along with other courses in electrical engineering.  This position will support a special partnership between Cornell College and Beihua University, in China.  The appointment will begin in fall 2020.

The academic year at Cornell College is divided into eight 4-week-long blocks in which students enroll in a single course (equivalent to a 4-semester-hour course).  Courses are capped at 25 students, and upper-level courses usually have fewer. The successful candidate for this position will teach four 4-week-long block classes on the Cornell College campus, and will spend two months at Beihua University each year (usually one in the fall and one in the spring), teaching two 2-week-long, intensive course segments in each of the two months (in English).   This position requires excellent spoken English.

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.

All qualified and interested applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable; official transcripts are needed prior to employment) and a list of references through Cornell's online application system.

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

Please direct any questions regarding the application or search process to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kara Beauchamp, Associate Dean, Beihua University Partnership, at

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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