Innovation Management & Design Engineering Group Adjunct Faculty Search

Brown University School of Engineering
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The School of Engineering (SoE) Innovation Management and Design Engineering Group (IMDE) at Brown University invites applications for Adjunct faculty positions with potential start dates over the next 24 months. Our focus is on individuals with professional and/or academic experience in the areas of technology leadership, innovation management, entrepreneurship, and/or design engineering. Strong candidates will have expertise across two or more of these areas.

 The primary academic areas represented by IMDE are:

  • Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME). PRIME has experienced rapid growth in the past three years, becoming the highest enrolling masters in SoE and one of the largest master programs on campus.
  • Master of Science and Technology Leadership (MTL). Run jointly by Brown’s SoE and the School of Professional Studies, MTL has also seen significant enrollment growth.
  • Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE). Offered in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with the first class graduating in May 2022.
  • SoE is establishing a new design engineering track for undergraduate students.
  • SoE offers numerous innovation management/entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate students.

IMDE also works closely with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, which has created a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem across the university since its founding in 2016.

A primary goal in all these initiatives is to fuse technological innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills with design to build translational capacity to help solve global challenges, with a focus on topical areas highlighted in Brown’s Strategic Plan.

To maintain this rapid growth and emerging impact trajectory, we seek to engage Adjunct faculty with both an educational and professional background relevant to the IMDE group. For additional information please refer to: Brown University, Brown School of Engineering, IMDE group, Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, MADE program, MTL program, PRIME program, Breakthrough Lab, PRIME@Work. Details on current IMDE courses can be found on these websites or by searching the full category of SoE courses at Courses @ Brown using an ENGN subject designation. Courses related to business, innovation or technology evaluation found via this search are good exemplars of the current IMDE course portfolio.

Adjuncts are appointed based on their professional and/or academic experience, on their ability to serve the projected academic needs of the hiring group, and on their teaching effectiveness. Appointments are by course and compensation is provided per course on a work-for-hire basis.

Adjuncts are expected to maintain their current industry practice activities while serving as adjuncts. Applicants must hold graduate degrees in either engineering, design, business, finance, economics, computer science, or other STEM disciplines (PhD preferred).



  • Broad industry experience with career advancement to a managerial level
  • Experience building new and novel initiatives within an industry or academic setting
  • Excellent teaching record with undergraduate and/or postgraduate students desired

 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly, effectively and convincingly across disparate audiences
  • High level of analytical capability
  • Proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing critical stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and with pan-campus stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate with others both internally and externally

 Personal Attributes

  • Ability and interest in building early stage initiatives to drive impact with constrained resources
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students
  • Commitment to work as part of a team in assisting the smooth running of the IMDE
  • High ethical standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

 Brown University School of Engineering seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of knowing and learning.

 All application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio, and include a complete CV and a statement of teaching interests. Contact information for three referees should be provided (the search committee may contact those references directly, following preliminary discussions with the candidate). Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis. 

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