Location: Ithaca, New York
Teaching and Learning Specialist, Engineering Learning Initiatives – Student Services, Cornell Engineering (Hybrid)
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Who We Are
Cornell Engineering has a long and storied history of distinction, creativity and impact. The departments of mechanic arts (now mechanical engineering) and civil engineering date to the University’s founding. The College established the nation’s first electrical engineering department in 1889 and awarded the nation’s first doctorates in both electrical and industrial engineering. Its legacy continues to this day, as Cornell Engineering brings together the best minds from across disciplines to invent disruptive technologies and discover novel solutions to complex and challenging problems. The college is a global leader in research, teaching, and advancing diversity in the field. Cornell Engineering is also a key collaborator across the rich interdisciplinary landscape at Cornell University, playing a role in all of the university’s Radical Collaborations to address society’s most challenging problems. The college enrolls a diverse and talented student body that includes 3,200+ undergraduate students and 2100+ graduate students, and it has over 46,600 living alumni around the globe. Cornell Engineering is also home to a diverse, collaborative, talented and dedicated 200+ tenured and tenure-track faculty, plus research faculty and professors of practice who work each day to change the world. Faculty span 10 departments, schools and programs with a footprint in both Ithaca and New York City.
Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) enhances the learning environment in Cornell University’s College of Engineering by promoting evidence-supported practices in teaching and learning. ELI programs empower students by facilitating student-centered, inclusive, collaborative, and experiential learning opportunities within supportive and accessible communities. We provide impactful experiences for graduate and undergraduate students which aim to improve learning outcomes, self-efficacy, and belonging as engineering students. We strive to both inspire and support students’ persistence and development as peer educators, researchers, leaders, collaborators, and lifelong learners. ELI has a long history of implementing impactful programs to support learning and development among engineering students.
What You Will Do
The Teaching and Learning Specialist will help develop, implement, assess and research ELI’s expanding programs and initiatives related to teaching assistant development, peer education, and ongoing innovation of active and collaborative learning spaces, practices, and communities which support student learning, belonging, and success in the College.
* Working with ELI’s Associate Director in recruiting and developing the team of eight graduate peer educators, and collaborating in mentoring them as they prepare and facilitate select components of ELI’s TA Development workshops.
* Playing a key role in data management, communications, formative evaluation, and assessment related to the TA development program.
* Being the primary direct support for course TAs engaging in the Interactive Learning Collaborative (ILC) program, helping to inform and guide TAs’ ideas, to document program activities, and to employ methods for assessing student learning outcomes.
* Documenting the development of participating TAs as effective educators.
* Collaborating with Engineering Learning Initiatives staff and students to help ensure the success of ELI’s many strategic goals and initiatives.
* Working together with ELI directors to enhance research on our program outcomes to share with the larger STEM teaching and learning community.
What We Need
* Master’s Degree in Engineering, STEM discipline, Education, or related field, -or- equivalent combination of education and experience.
* 3 to 5 years of relevant teaching experience in higher education environment.
* Interest in expanding their knowledge of evidence-supported practice within STEM Education.
* Excellent organizational and data management skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to collaboration.
* Ability to work effectively with graduate and undergraduate students, colleagues, and administrators.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing in teaching and learning contexts.
What We Prefer
* PhD degree.
* Experience in program planning, implementation, and assessment.
* Experience with collaborative learning.
* Experience with assessment and its use in informing ongoing innovation to enhance the student learning experience.
* Experience and interest in teaching and learning research and dissemination.
Rewards and Benefits
* This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The position will typically allow for the flexibility to work remotely a maximum of 1 day per week at a location of employee’s choosing within the United States. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
* Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
* Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.
* Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.
* Cornell’s impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance Program.
Important Notes about Applying
* Please submit both a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.
* Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
* There is no relocation assistance available for this position.
* There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
Teaching Supp Spec III
Pay Rate Type:
$64,678.00 – $75,166.00
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
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.