Teaching Professor (all ranks) in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (with Software Product Management focus)

Arizona State University

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Teaching Professor (all ranks) in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (with Software Product Management focus)
Location:Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seek an applicant for a faculty Teaching Professor (all ranks) position in the area of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (TEM) program with a focus of software product management. The Polytechnic School (TPS), one of the eight Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant technology entrepreneurship, management, and engineering teaching community.

The TEM Program is housed on the Polytechnic campus and resides in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students receive a foundation in technology and business fundamentals with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. The program prepares students to launch or develop technology-based ventures, for-profit and nonprofit, and to tackle social and corporate issues that will have an impact on the world around them. We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, software products or SAAS development, management, and innovation. In addition, industry experience in the space of software product management or multiproduct leadership roles are a plus. Entrepreneurship or Intrapreneurship leadership roles are also highly desirable. Experience with teaching and leading courses at a college level is preferable.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the university to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student projects, and undertake service activities.

Appointment will be at the Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2024. This position is a non-tenure track appointment with a fixed-term academic year contract. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

The faculty member is expected to contribute to the standards of excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs through effective pedagogical practices and instructions, mentoring, and supporting student work. Service is an important component of these positions and demonstrated by collaboration, cooperation, contribution, team building, leadership, and industry engagement.

The Polytechnic School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates student focus learning, will contribute to our academic programs, will promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, and valuing entrepreneurship. Faculty members are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.

This new TEM faculty member will be expected to contribute to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching that includes course preparation, instruction and course-related student advising for undergraduate and/or M.S. business courses such as organizational behavior, human resources, knowledge management, sustainability, social responsibility, and/or social entrepreneurship. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, involvement in further developing and delivering graduate and undergraduate curricula, and service to the program, university, state, and profession.


Required qualifications:
• Earned Doctorate in any of the following: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Management of Technology, Technological Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Information Technology, Educational Leadership, or a related field by the time of appointment.
• Academic and professional background commensurate with teaching courses in one or more of the subject areas listed above.
• Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank.

Desired qualifications:
• Industrial or academic experience in software product or service design, development, and management in an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial environment.
• Industrial or academic experience in software technology: scaling, operations, artificial intelligence, strategy, data science, Enterprise Resource Management, implementation, coding, IT, or marketing.
• International experience is a plus.
• Current knowledge of a demonstrated proficiency in technology and tools that can be applied to new and existing venture development.
• Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to teaching.
• Commitment to inclusive teaching practices
• Teaching experience in on-campus and on-line modalities that incorporate lectures, instructional-based labs and activities into course material.
• Engaging students in a project-based educational setting involving team-based projects, capstone projects, and applied projects.
• Development of course material that is used for online and on-campus delivery.
• Relevant industry experience within the public or private sectors
• Relevant entrepreneurial, business, product development, or technology management experience
• Track record of published works in topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation management, product development, sustainability, or topics relevant to experience.
• Evidence of international activities (student exchange, internships, collaborations, etc.)
• Flexible in teaching schedules

Application Instructions

Application deadline is March 29, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement describing professional areas of expertise and interests (two pages maximum)
• Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
• Contact information for three references

The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to cultivating excellence, delivering innovation that matters, encouraging bold thinking, fostering a community of learning and collaboration, and building a foundation for all to be successful. Applicants are encouraged to address how their past, current, and future activities align with the ASU Charter and Fulton Schools of Engineering values in their application materials.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Chad Kennedy via email at ckennedy@asu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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