III - Adjunct Professor, Silicon Valley Campus-2012009
The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, CA, seeks an adjunct professor for the 2019-20 academic year. This position would support course work within the Master of Science in Software Management degree (MSSM) and/or the Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV). This position requires teaching in the evening and intends to accommodate the instructor's full-time daytime job schedule. We are looking for a person who has an interest in working and collaborating with other faculty across the III degrees. Qualified candidates will have previous teaching and work experience in Software Management, including product management. Skills should include oral presentations, working assigned textbook readings, coaching/mentoring individuals and teams, case study analyses, group discussions, written assignments, and individual research. Experience or interest in teaching distance learning courses to remote students is encouraged.
Expertise in both a technology domain and a business field. Note that although the examples below reference "ten years" of experience, we will consider the expertise of candidates as opposed to their number of years of experience.
Example 1: An MBA plus ten years of experience in software development
Example 2: A master's degree in software engineering, with ten years of product management experience
Example 3: A Ph.D. in organizational behavior, with ten years of management experience in a technology company
Example 4: A technical master's degree with experience in multiple startups in the high tech arena
At least a master's degree in a related high tech field
Multiple years of work experience within Silicon Valley in high tech and new business creation as well as business management in software and technology organizations.
Work experience with technology-related products and/or services
Course topics for the general MSSM curriculum could include the following:
Articulate the key concepts of software management from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
Describe the elements of software management and evolution including configuration management, software upgrades, software maintenance, software release and retirement.
Identify and describe the major components of enterprise software.
Describe the ranking/selection process for software projects within a governance structure.
Understand how to evaluate a potential software engineering opportunity via a feasibility study, business case, build vs. buy, open source vs. proprietary, and weighting models.
Articulate the organizational issues associated with software engineering including stakeholder management, team structures, outsourcing, and SME's.
Explain the importance and implications of risk, quality, and change management.
Course topics for the general MSTV curriculum could include the following:
Business Models and Strategy provides the ability to convert new ideas to economic value. This includes applying the tools that validate new opportunities, going from problem identification to potential solution, identifying target markets with the ability to capture the value.
Teaming for new ventures = creating dynamic, global team to move an idea to commercialization.
Agile Marketing for new ventures will cover key elements that formulate marketing strategies that lead to successful new product selling and adoption, including strategic market planning, positioning expectations and tactical considerations.
Organizational Behavior provides the ability to identify new business structures and control team effectiveness in dynamic new markets.
Product Management in New Business Creation
Specialized course topics could include:
Artificial Intelligence – both in practice and industry application
Human Centered Design
Internet of Things – including opportunity analysis in new business creation
Below is a list of sample courses that would be considered for this position.
49-750, Software Product Definition
49-751, Requirements Analysis
49-752, Product Definition and Validation
49-760, Foundations of Software Management
49-761, Elements of Software Management
49-770, Metrics for Software Managers
49-762, Software Product Strategy
49-771, Process and Project Management
49-801, Enterprise Innovation
49-852, Agile Marketing
49-881, Startup Creation in Practice
49-854, Business Models and Strategy
49-767, Organizational Behavior for High Tech Industries
Applications must include all of the following:
Cover Letter/Teaching Philosophy
Unofficial copies of all transcripts
Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The MS in Software Management is a professional degree in software management, innovation and entrepreneurship. The MS in Technology Ventures is a professional degree in engineering, product development, and entrepreneurship. These two degrees programs are part of the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, which brings together engineering, business and design. The III utilizes three disciplines (engineering, design, and business) to enable students to become elite innovators. www.cmu.edu/iii .
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Faculty / Instruction
Primary Location: United States-California-Silicon Valley
Time Type: Part Time
Organization: INTEGRATED INNOVATION INSTITUTE
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2012009
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.