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Adjunct Professor, Silicon Valley Campus
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Mar. 20, 2019
Title Adjunct Professor, Silicon Valley Campus
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department College of Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Business
    Sciences - Computer Science

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.

Academic Requirements:
- 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.
- Venture Governance
- 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 - Software Architecture - Enterprise Innovation - Entrepreneurship/New Ventures

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:
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- 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.

  • Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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