Cornell College
  • 24-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Cornell College invites applications for The Anderson Natural Science Lecturer, a year-long position in its ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry, beginning August 17th, 2020.  The successful candidate will teach two sections of Chemical Principles I Laboratory (CHE 121, the introductory course for science majors), one section of Chemical Principles II lecture (CHE 122), one section of Organic Lecture I, and will team-teach one section of Organic Laboratory (CHE 327). The maximum enrollment in each class is 25 students.

As the Anderson Natural Science Lecturer, the candidate will give a public presentation in their area of specialty and engage in outreach and/or research activities with students during a month-long, mentored, non-teaching block. This position is eligible for benefits and college housing (based on availability). Master's degree required; Ph.D. (or ABD) and college teaching experience preferred.

About Cornell College

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.

A 1:11 faculty-student ratio enables faculty to develop transformative intellectual partnerships that bring out the best in their students. We have been ranked number one in social mobility, formally recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, and we have an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  Cornell is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa'an urban eclectic community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region. Our chemistry department is housed in a new 50,000 square-foot science facility completed in 2018. 

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.

Application Process

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcripts should be submitted electronically during the application process.  Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the search process.  The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate's commitment to teaching a diverse student population.  Formal consideration of applications begins April 15th, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.


For more information about the Department of Chemistry, including course descriptions, please visit the website 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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