Director of Engineering Student Project Teams ~ Lecturer / Sr. Lecturer
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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Cornell University College of Engineering seeks an experienced professional for the academic position of Director of Engineering Project Teams. The Director is responsible for leading a large program that provides opportunities for students across all Engineering disciplines to participate in hands-on interdisciplinary design, development and implementation by utilizing their technical knowledge, creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to engage in national and international competitions and service projects. It’s an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of an excellent, award-winning program.

This includes, but is not limited to, working with a college-wide advisory group and department faculty and staff to assure the teams represent a broad set of disciplines and meet the educational goals of the College; developing college wide policies and procedures; coordinating training programs, use of facilities, and funding to support multiple teams; and representing the College and the program to alumni and corporate sponsors to obtain external support.

The position will be classified as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer depending upon qualifications and experience of the individual selected.


The successful candidate should possess a Master’s degree in Engineering or related field with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role in either education or industry; a Ph.D. degree is preferred. S/he should have experience working with students or engineering professionals in teaching, laboratory, or project settings and have an in-depth understanding of team and project management; experience and knowledge of systems engineering is preferred. S/he should thrive on working as a team with a proven ability to interact productively with all levels of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and corporate and foundation representatives.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and questions should be directed to: Betsy East, Assistant Dean at

, 607-255-0076. The review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.


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