Cornell College
  • 23-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

The Position and Qualifications

Cornell College, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for a two-year appointment in Economics as a Visiting Assistant Professor or as a Visiting Lecturer beginning August 2021. A Visiting Assistant Professor must have an earned doctorate in Economics by August 2021. A Visiting Lecturer must have both a Master's degree in Economics or related field and significant professional experience. A candidate with a Ph.D. could be considered for a future tenure-track position.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

Our Economics and Business degree is integrated with Cornell's Ingenuity core curriculum and it builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule, in which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms, allowing students month-long opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. The department welcomes applications from candidates with special interests in applied microeconomics. Teaching responsibilities would include Introduction to Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and other upper-level applied microeconomics electives that enhance both our economics and business programs. All areas of microeconomics are welcome, including Labor, Behavioral, Industrial Organization, and Sports Economics.

Cornell College is committed to excellence in teaching. Our mentoring program supports faculty members in developing into excellent teachers. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. This position is responsible for teaching courses in 6 out of the 8 month-long terms. The department will favor candidates who show a readiness to introduce students to opportunities that await them after graduation, for example, through collaborative research or engagement with industry.

About Cornell College

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 to Cornell. 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. Mount Vernon, Iowa, is 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.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following materials here:

  • A letter of application/cover letter, which includes a description of any experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement, describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of inclusive pedagogy
  • Graduate transcripts (Official transcripts are needed prior to employment)
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Economics and Business, please visit the website here.

Any questions can be directed to Todd Knoop, David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business, at

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

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