Cornell College
  • 23-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Part Time

Cornell College is hiring instructors to teach segments of undergraduate-level courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering in intensive, two-week-long periods for Beihua University students in Jilin, China.  The courses are taught in English. Because of COVID-19, these courses are currently being taught by delivering 20 hours of asynchronous video and 5 hours of synchronous voice chat. Ordinarily these courses are taught at Beihua University in Jilin, China. When taught in China, two sections of a given course are taught concurrently and each section meets for two hours every weekday for the two-week period. 

Our teaching needs include courses in Mobile Applications Software, Embedded Systems, and Multimedia Communications Technology to be delivered during May and June each year.  Our teaching needs also include Digital Signal Processing, Optical Communication technology, and Wireless Sensor Networks, to be taught in October and November each year.   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 have Masters' or significant professional experience will also be seriously considered.  This position requires excellent spoken English. 

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule.  This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 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. We are 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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