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Lecturer in Industrial Process and Product Design

The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University seeks applications for the position of Lecturer in Industrial Process and Product Design. Requirements for the position include a B.S. in chemical engineering, or the equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience, preferably not limited solely to activities in research and development. We particularly encourage individuals with experience in bioprocess engineering and related fields. Appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer will be considered for candidates with exceptional credentials.

A successful applicant will be expected to lead a senior level capstone course in process and product design while working with other members of the faculty and with graduate teaching assistants (TAs). Duties in this capstone course include lecturing on core course concepts, including engineering economics, developing and managing design projects, and interacting with student teams, other faculty and TAs in weekly meetings. We also encourage the successful applicant to develop elective courses, based on the applicants own experience, for upper-level undergraduate and Master of Engineering students. The applicant should be skilled in leadership, management, and written and oral communication and should strive to have a lasting pedagogical impact on our students.

Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in the College of Engineering at Cornell University are expected to (i) excel in classroom teaching; (ii) contribute to the development of courses, both syllabi and teaching materials; and (iii) participate in the advising of students as well as their academic and honorary societies. Additionally, Senior Lecturers are expected to (iv) make substantial contributions to course design, syllabi, organization and lasting teaching materials; (v) provide leadership in supervising and training teaching assistants and new lecturers; and (v) provide educational contributions and leadership in areas of importance to the department, college and, where appropriate, to the university and nation. We anticipate that Senior Lecturers that establish a proven track record of success will receive strong consideration for appointment at the level of Professor of Practice.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, and cover letter outlining their interests and plans for the position to This position can be filled as soon as August 16, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. For Lecturers, appointments are up to 3 years and renewable; Senior Lecturer appointments are up to 5 years and also renewable. 

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