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
- Integrating discipline-specific approaches to address a complex
- Designing user service and experience frameworks within varying
- 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
- Statement of Interest or Cover Letter
- 1-2 pages; include teaching experience, perspective on teaching
- List of Professional References & Contact Information
- 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
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