The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, CA seeks an adjunct professor for the Dynamic Global Teams course in the spring 2020 term, Mini 3 – January to March 2020. This position would teach students within the Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV) degree. The specific teaching times are flexible (daytime or evening options) to accommodate the instructor's full-time job schedule. Qualified candidates will have previous teaching and work experience managing global teams; industry experience in engineering, product development, and entrepreneurship is preferred. Skills should include oral presentations, working assigned textbook readings, coaching/mentoring individuals and teams, case study analyses, group discussions, written assignments, and individual research.
Below is a standard course description for Global Dynamic Teams within the MSTV degree:
Dynamic teamwork and collaboration is a critical success factor and a major source of competitive advantage and frustration for companies worldwide. Many startups have engineering teams based in low cost parts of the world. Established companies have disturbed teams working in R&D and Engineering in different geographies. Mobile and remote communication technologies have transformed the global business landscape. Super-flexible teams drive and execute entrepreneurship and innovation. This course will focus on profiles of dynamic collaborative teams, what it takes to balance different priorities, create trust and alignment, interact with diverse stakeholders, and perform under time pressures and resource constraints, all under complex, fast-moving and unpredictable global markets. This course will study critical success factors in driving innovation and explore how super-flexibility enables rapid, real time adaptation. The course will describe practical action steps for organizing and managing super-flexible teams, study and apply fundamental findings in cognitive psychology that support adaptability and creativity of teams, introduce methods for training cross-functional teams to excel at innovation, and learn how to use practical tools and techniques that can turn ideas into action.
The MS in Technology Ventures is a professional degree in engineering, product development, and entrepreneurship. This degree program is 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.
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.