Adjunct Instructors - IDEAS Program - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Courses

Hoboken, NJ
Jun 01, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The IDEAS program at Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teaching assignments. Adjunct positions are on a semester-by-semester contract basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of a contract. Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students. Adjunct faculty will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Assignments may include day or evening courses and will be in person at our Hoboken Campus.

As staffing needs arise, our Director will review the pool and contact those applicants they are interested in interviewing. There are also times that adjunct faculty are needed to fill a last minute voids as well. As this is for a pool of applicants, it may take time before you hear anything.

The IDEAS program integrates learning and technical design with entrepreneurial thinking to create an environment that fosters innovation. It helps students look beyond technical problems to identify and address problems with entrepreneurial and humanitarian value and substantial societal impact. The program coordinates the design spine courses including the capstone senior design and the academic entrepreneurial experiences.

Courses: Senior Innovation, I, II

Senior Innovation courses support the senior design students in varying engineering disciplines to develop business ideas for their projects and to successfully convey their ideas to potential investors and other stakeholders. It is a practical course where students will develop the basic documentation and skills necessary to understand, manage, communicate and present their project from a business perspective.

Early on the emphasis will be on the management of the project and the revision of the design based on prospective users/stakeholders feedback. Students will be asked to identify and assess the business potential of the technology/ technical solution/system that the students are developing in their senior design. Students will learn how to assess this potential among several, non-technical dimensions, including the identification and analysis of the target market, the assessment of the competition, and the economic feasibility and financial prospects of a new venture created around the product or technology that is being developed in the senior design. To culminate their understanding of the challenges of startup processes, the students will develop overview Executive Summaries and be able to describe their project from a business perspective, not just the technical perspective, as well as, present a project/elevator pitch and compete at the Pitch Competition.

These classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 50 minutes for a 14-week semester.

Instructors are required to prep before class, follow a syllabus and ensure consistent learning outcomes and will be responsible for all grading. All adjunct instructors must attend weekly or bi-weekly conference calls/meetings with instructor pool to ensure consistency across all sections.

Applicant Education/Professional Requirements:

  • BS/BE degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering program.
  • 5 years of work experience in product development, product management, start-up or engineering management
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Masters or PhD preferred

Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Program (JM)

General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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