eCornell delivers online professional certificate programs to individuals and organizations around the world. Certificates are designed and developed as a collaborative effort between Cornell University faculty and eCornell's professional instructional design and development teams.
With more than 100Certificates offered by eCornell in a wide range of topics, including leadership and management, data science, engineering, marketing, technology, human resources, healthcare, hospitality and more. New programs are being launched constantly. Short courses (most are 2-weeks) with small cohorts are designed to be interactive, and to help learners gain skills they can immediately apply in their organizations. The eCornell Online Course Facilitator plays a key role. Along with content from Cornell University faculty, high-production value courses, the Course Facilitators round out the complete learning experience for students.
We are actively searching for hard-working and knowledgable subject experts to join our team as Course Facilitators in Spaceflight Mechanics.These facilitators are for the program area that includes Python for Data Science and Machine Learning.
As an eCornell Course Facilitator you will:
Become Cornell University part-time casual employees, with flexible course facilitation assignments through the year.
Be provided with extensive onboarding support prior to being assigned courses.
Share their applied experience in the field with working adults from around the world.
Encourage sharing of reflection and information by students using online platforms.
Assess and provide relevant feedback for students on assignments.
Collaborate with appropriate eCornell staff to contribute to continuous improvement and student engagement as needed.
What we need:
Bachelor's of Science in Engineering from a regionally-accredited institution (or non-US equivalent) is required. A degree specifically in mechanical or aerospace engineering is desirable.
Minimum of 5 years of experience working within the aerospace field; or an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience.
Strong familiarity with MATLAB
Deep understanding of orbital mechanics and spacecraft dynamics, specifically of the following topics: - Two Body Problem - Orbital Elements - Kepler's Laws - Orbital Perturbations - Orbital and Interplanetary Transfers - Propulsion Systems; Launch Vehicles - Attitude Representations - Attitude Kinematics - Euler's Equations - Attitude Determination and Control Systems, Actuators, and Sensors
Comfortable using technology effectively for communication, instruction, and/or coaching.
Exceptional communication skills in English with the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Additionally, preferred qualifications include:
Strong familiarity with other programming languages, especially Python, R, or C++.
Prior teaching, tutoring or mentorship experience in related disciplines.
Online instructional experience, particularly using Integrated Development Environments (eCornell uses Codio).
Ability and qualifications to facilitate courses in eCornell certificates beyond those listed above.
If you meet all of our qualifications, great! However, if you don't have all of our preferred qualifications, don't let that stop you from applying!
There is no VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance available for these positions.
These positions are remote, which means you can be located anywhere within the U.S.
The eCornell Course Facilitators are casual, non-benefits eligible positions.
The positions are exempt positions, and are thus not available as an additional appointment for current Cornell University non-exempt employees.
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e-Cornell Course Facilitator
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