Lecturer Position in Information Technology/Systems
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Cornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.
Teach required and elective undergraduate courses, including but not limited to: Business Computing, an introductory IT course emphasizing basic computer concepts and software fluency; Advanced Business Modeling, an elective quantitative problem-solving course emphasizing advanced Microsoft Excel fluency; Fundamentals of Database Management, an elective focusing on relational database design and implementation, and Visual Basic for Applications: End-User Programming, an advance elective demonstrating the application of VBA in a business context.
Deliver course material in both lab and lecture settings
Develop and revise original course material
Knowledge of hospitality information systems
Knowledge of relational database management systems and SQL
Expert fluency in all of the Microsoft Office 2010 Productivity Suite
Knowledge of programming
In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to engage in curriculum- and course-development activities with IT/IS colleagues, as well as contribute service to faculty committees, area tasks, and other projects. Numerous opportunities are available to pursue professional development opportunities, including developing a sound understanding of the hospitality industry and the IT/IS challenges that hospitality professionals face. The School of Hotel Administration supports such activities with access to individual professional development funding. Advising students is also expected of faculty members, as well as accessibility and interaction. Excellent teaching support is provided, including administrative assistance, office space, computers, and other resources. Faculty have access to state-of-the-art teaching technology.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. with a minimum of five years of experience in the IT/IS area and the willingness to teach in both. A demonstrated teaching ability within an institution of higher education and a service-oriented environment where student-faculty relations is highly valued. Hospitality industry knowledge and experience is a major advantage.
The School of Hotel Administration, one of seven undergraduate colleges at Cornell University, enrolls approximately 800 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Founded in 1922, it is the oldest and most respected hospitality management program in the world with a resident faculty of approximately 70 and over 10,000 alumni worldwide. The school’s teaching facilities are exceptional, and the opportunities for industry involvement and professional growth are outstanding.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Steven A. Carvell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
IT/IS Lecturer Search
School of Hotel Administration
146 Statler Hall Ithaca, New York 14853-6902 USA
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