Job Openings

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms; full-time faculty teach six of the eight terms.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

• Biology

• Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology

• English and Creative Writing

• Spanish


Tenure-track position in Biology (Ecologist/Organismal Biologist)

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology for an ecologist/organismal biologist.  The successful candidate will teach from among the following courses: introductory courses for majors and for non-majors, an ecology course, a course on the biology of organisms, an upper level course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and an undergraduate research course.  This position is expected to continue the department’s strong commitment to student-faculty research.  A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience preferred.  Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Appointment at the assistant professor rank to begin in late August 2014.

Letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: apovey@cornellcollege.edu.  The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate’s commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

Formal consideration of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.


Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for the Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology position in the Cole Library and Center for Teaching & Learning.  Responsibilities include providing information literacy instruction, instructional technology support, and research consultations for the natural science faculty and students.  The position works collaboratively with the librarians and faculty to develop and support the meaningful integration of research and technology within the curriculum.  A successful candidate will have experience in natural science research methods, as well as a passion for engaging technology to foster and enhance student learning.   Related undergraduate experience in science research is required.  This position has faculty status and is eligible for continuing appointment.  Click on the following link for a complete job description of the Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology position.

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. 

Letter of application, vitae, graduate transcripts, brief teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: apovey@cornellcollege.edu.  The teaching philosophy statement should address the candidate’s commitment to serving a diverse student population.  Appointment will begin July 2014. 

Formal consideration of applications will begin immediately  



English and Creative Writing

Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellowship in the Center for the Literary Arts

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a nine month-varied hours fellows position.  This position for an emerging writer has the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Responsibilities include helping administer the Cornell Center for the Literary Arts, helping run the Cornell Visiting Writers Series, assisting with the publishing of Open Field, the college’s long-running literary journal, giving a public reading, and teaching two courses.  MFA or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, some teaching or administrative experience, and publication in literary journals required; experience with a printing press is desirable.  Competitive salary, including housing option.  Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Appointment to begin in August 2014. 

Letter of application, vitae, graduate transcripts, ten page sample of recent work, statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: apovey@cornellcollege.edu.  The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate’s commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

Formal consideration of applications will begin January 7, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  


Tenure-track positions in Spanish

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions in Spanish.  The college seeks two generalists able to teach language courses at all levels with specializations in a) Peninsular Literature or b) Latin American Literature. The successful candidates will each teach six undergraduate courses per year selected from the introductory language sequence, upper-division courses (including different periods and genres) and the College’s First-year Program. They must also be willing to accompany and instruct students in College-sponsored study abroad programs on a three-year rotation and to advise co-curricular activities within the departmentCandidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and a commitment to creative, interdisciplinary undergraduate education in a liberal arts residential college. Ph.D. required; demonstrated success with technology in the classroom and college teaching experience preferred.  Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Appointment at the assistant professor rank to begin in late August 2014.

Letter of application, vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: apovey@cornellcollege.edu.  The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate’s commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

For more information about the Spanish program, please visit the website at http://www.cornellcollege.edu/spanish/index.shtml  

All application materials must be received by November 15, 2013, and preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in Chicago.


 Equal Opportunity Information

Cornell College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse workforce. In compliance with federal and state laws, Cornell employs and promotes personnel without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or disability.

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