Job Description for
Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University seeks applicants for a Senior
Lecturer position in Engineering Management. Cornell’s Engineering Management Master of
Engineering (M.Eng.) program is building the next generation of technology leaders with the technical
rigor and business savvy to help shape the future, turning sociotechnical challenges into opportunities.
Our graduates combine technical depth with leadership, systems thinking, design thinking, and
communication skills to drive innovation and excellence in technology-driven enterprises.
The Master of Engineering degree is a coursework and project-oriented program to help graduates lead
people, make better decisions to advance their organization, and disrupt their field. It is heavily
interdisciplinary in nature. Engineering Management requires both expertise in the techniques specific
to the field and an understanding of how and why people behave as they do in the complex social
systems in which they work.
The successful candidate will lead the on-line Master of Engineering Program in Engineering
Management and will collaborate in the delivery of an on-campus version of that same program. This
person will also lead outreach for the program, lead the evolution of its intellectual footprint, teach
courses and provide guidance on student projects (likely by integrating their activities with companies).
Courses in entrepreneurship, disruptive technologies, novel business models connected to the tech
industry are of particular interest.
The Cornell School of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks candidates with substantial engineering
leadership backgrounds in technical organizations. The successful candidate will have substantial
expertise in project leadership or product management including non-traditional paradigms for project
management and innovation leadership in an engineering context. In addition, candidates should have
experience in finance, marketing, and negotiations/contracting in technological organizations. Skills and
knowledge in strategy, technology roadmapping, and digital transformation efforts are also
The successful applicant will have 1) an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related field; 2) an
MBA, Master of Engineering or a Masters degree in a related field; and 3) at least 10 years of experience
in leadership positions in engineering-oriented firms, ideally in entrepreneurial roles. The anticipated
start date is July 2022. The position is full time for a 5-year term and is renewable indefinitely. Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace
diversity and seek candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for all students. Ezra Cornell
announced, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”
To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line at
Through this website, applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae/resume with three brief statements (1-
2 pages per statement): (1) a teaching statement, (2) a statement of accomplishments and (3) a
statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to review
Cornell University’s guidance for writing diversity statements as well as their evaluation (here). In
addition to the statements, candidates are to provide contact information for at least three references.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Final as of 1/28/22_LKN_SOC
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and
educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a
lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
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. We
strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply