Adjunct Professor - Integrated Innovation Institute - Fall 2023

Carnegie Mellon University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) seeks an adjunct professor for courses within the Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM) degree. The MSSM is a professional degree in software-intensive product innovation and entrepreneurship based at the CMU Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, CA. The MSSM program enrolls full-time, part-time, and fully remote part-time students.

Daytime and evening teaching positions are available and could accommodate the instructor's full-time job schedule. Teaching will be done on campus, from a classroom.

Qualified candidates will have previous teaching experience (in an industry or academic setting) in systems thinking, framing of complex multidisciplinary problems in broad contexts, and design thinking. Experience in mentoring transdisciplinary teams in the application of these methods and tools within a product or service development lifecycle is highly desired. Work experience with software-intensive products or services is preferred.

Teaching skills should include using a learn-by-doing approach, case study analyses, group discussions, textbook readings, written assignments, oral presentations, coaching individual and student team research projects, and frequent use of formative assessments, including retrospectives. Experience or interest in improving students' creative and critical thinking is encouraged.

  • Has experience in teaching or working in some of the following areas:
    • Integrating discipline-specific approaches to address a complex system problem
    • Designing user service and experience frameworks within varying industries
    • Customer-centered design
    • Mapping multi-level systems problems
    • Visual communication tools (e.g. Miro)
  • Previous teaching experience required
  • Work experience in product/service design is required
  • Master's Degree or higher (in a related field is preferred)
Application Instructions

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Interest or Cover Letter
    • 1-2 pages; include teaching experience, perspective on teaching and inclusion
  • List of Professional References & Contact Information (2-3)
  • Other materials to enhance the application – website, previous course list, transcripts, portfolio, etc.
Review of applications is ongoing and qualified applicants will be kept on file to contact dependent on current and future needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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