Lecturer in Executive Management
LBJ School of Public Affairs - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Aug 9, 2018
This position will serve as lecturer for the course, "Management Concepts and Skills: An Executive Toolkit,\u201d offered for the Spring 2019 semester in the Executive Master's in Public Leadership (EMPL) program - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a part-time temporary position without tenure for one semester only. However, the individual hired may be considered for future teaching assignments, depending on performance during the first semester, including satisfactory results of the course instructor survey.
The lecturer's responsibilities will include writing course syllabus and planning for the course, in consultation with the EMPL director and academic advisor. Teaching the course, most often in the spring semester, on either Friday evenings or Saturdays. Working closely with students to monitor their learning and leadership development related to the course. Working with the EMPL director and academic advisor to help advance the EMPL program.
Key learning objectives of the course are:
- Measuring and managing organizational performance, including managing performance against a set of measures that are essential to organization success;
- Developing and executing strategies to achieve organizational mission;
- Establishing and managing effective relationships with policy makers (boards, councils, legislative bodies, etc.)
- Managing one's self; Demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and supporting the development of this capability within the organization.
- Leading the development of appropriate performance assessment systems, including the use of specific mechanisms to achieve targeted goals.
- Understanding and applying key organizational management and improvement concepts such as strategic planning, process improvements, customer focus, continuous improvement strategies and similar tools and skills;
- Strategically managing and developing organizational talent;
- Managing information and information technologies;
- Effectively and efficiently leveraging relationships (partnerships, coalitions, and alliances) with other organizations and third-party service providers to achieve goals;
- Managing complex systems, including portfolios of projects, third party vendors, and complex cross-organizational processes (both within and between organizations).
At least a master's degree in fields such as public management/policy, business, public administration, organization behavior, or related fields. At least 15 years practical experience managing or consulting in large organizations - preferably in the public or non-profit sectors or with private firms that do extensive work with government or non-profits. Ability to work collaboratively with other EMPL faculty to coordinate learning across the EMPL program. Since students take all courses as a cohort, coordination across the program is essential. Ability to design assignments to allow the students to apply course learnings to cases or problems that test the real world applicability of course concepts. Ability to design and manage a syllabus and related set of readings for the course. Excellent presentation skills - oral and written. Ability to plan and manage 4.5 hour-long class sessions - keep student interest and energy to facilitate learning. Invite guest speakers as appropriate to provide a variety of viewpoints for the students. Make use of a variety of teaching methods. Ability to promote classroom dialog about management topics.
Please submit your letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation along with a teaching portfolio to the Interfolio link provided.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.