Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1175 13925
Position ID:GaTech-ECE-PP2019 [#13925, PP019]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / All areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/08/01, finished 2020/06/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the largest producers of electrical engineers and computer engineers in the United States. Almost 2,600 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 801 degrees were awarded. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top six of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

ECE offers a Master’s program that has a current enrollment of 400+ students. With the approval of the Board of Regents, ECE is enhancing the Master’s program with some exciting updates. The updates will provide more practical skills to prepare our graduates for the workplace. The cornerstone of the new degree is a “Technology Entrepreneurship” course that will be required for all students in the program.

Georgia Tech seeks a Professor of the Practice with an excellent track record of entrepreneurship education and business experience. The position is currently open. The successful candidate will and be energetic, passionate about student entrepreneurship, and interface well with both faculty and students in the university. The position will also entail working synergistically with CREATE-X, the student entrepreneurship initiative at Georgia Tech. While the majority of the responsibility will be to teach master’s students, the successful candidate will be called upon to teach undergraduate students opportunistically.

Essential qualifications: A B.S. or Master's degree in engineering or computer science (MBA a big plus). Knowledgeable with evidence-based entrepreneurship/lean startup methodology, business model canvas, customer discovery and validation.Knowledgeable about startup concepts and vocabulary.

Desirable qualifications:A Ph.D. in engineering or computer science. Experience in entrepreneurial ventures (founding/investment experience a big plus. Experience successfully taking technology/product from inception to market.Recent experience with students in a higher education environment. Research experience in entrepreneurship with a strong publication record.

Responsibilities:The Professor of the Practice (Technology Entrepreneurship) will be responsible for the overall success of the Technology Entrepreneurship class in ECE. This includes (i) pre-class responsibilities such as increasing awareness about the class amongst students, organizing and managing the curriculum, and recruiting teaching assistants; (ii) class responsibilities such as serving as the lead instructor for the class, supervising TAs, holding office hours, grading assignments and exams; and soliciting feedback at the end of the semester on the different aspects of the class; and (iii) post-class responsibilities including performing retrospectives, adapting the curriculum based on feedback, and overall improving the quality of the class. The responsibilities are outlined in more detail below

Pre-class responsibilities - Work with the program coordinator and list the class sections on Banner on time; Lead the promotion of the class to increase awareness amongst students; Finalize curriculum and class materials for the different sections of Technology Entrepreneurship; Prepare Canvas (or any alternative course management software) with the course materials to help run the class smoothly during the semester. Recruit teaching assistants who are comfortable with the core curriculum;Identify any guest lecturers, judges, and mentors required, and confirm their availability for the required sessions.

Class responsibilities - Serve as the lead instructor for the Technology Entrepreneurship class. Hold regular weekly office hours for students. Manage the other instructors (if any) and teaching assistants. Grade assignments, exams, presentations, and any other submissions by students. Solicit feedback at the end of the semester to gauge which aspects of the class work well and which need to be improved.

Post-Class Responsibilities- Perform retrospectives at the end of the semester based on the feedback received. Chart out a clear plan to improve the class. Start planning activities for the next semester

Other Responsibilities- Work with development staff in working with alumni, industry, and government to raise funds to support the entrepreneurship program;Provide guest lectures and workshops on the entrepreneurship in other courses as requested by faculty;

Other relevant information - Competitive compensation to be discussed. Other benefits (including health insurance, paid vacation, etc.) to be provided

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Atlanta, GA 30332

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