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Cornell College Lecturer in Economics and Business in Mt Vernon, Iowa

Lecturer in Economics and Business

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  • 12-Jun-2019 to 30-Aug-2019 (CST)

  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA

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Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for an adjunct position in the Department of Economics and Business for one section of managerial accounting and two sections of financial accounting in 2019-2020.

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from nearly all US states and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. 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. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Courses and term dates are:

ECB 253 - Managerial Accounting (August 26 September 18, 2019) Continuation of ECB 151. Application of accounting data to management decisions.

ECB 151- Financial Accounting (September 23 October 16, 2019 and January 13 February 5, 2020) This course provides guidance in how to use accounting reports for financial analysis. The primary objective of this course is to understand and analyze financial statements including Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows, and Statement of Retained Earnings. Objectives of financial accounting rather than bookkeeping techniques.

Instructors are expected to teach each day of the 18-day term for at least three hours scheduled between 9 AM and 3 PM. Applicants may be considered for 1 course, multiple courses, or all three courses. Affordable furnished housing may be available upon request.

PhD or ABD near completion preferred; candidates with an MBA degree or MA degree in accounting or related fields will be considered with relevant professional experience.

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application material to

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Sample Syllabus (if available) and evidence of teaching success

  • A list of three (3) Professional References

Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Economics and Business Department, please visit our website:

Any questions can be directed to Todd Knoop, Chair, Economics and Business Department at

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.