The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago seeks qualified lecturers for the 2017/18 school year to teach an Entrepreneurship in Technology course in the Masters Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/). This course has been taught multiple times in the program, and has an existing syllabus and coursework. Nonetheless, the Lecturer for these classes would still have flexibility to alter aspects of the course, including a major overhaul of the course in consultation with the MPCS leadership. The Entrepreneurship in Technology course must cover topics in entrepreneurship, including the startup lifecycle (with a focus on the tech industry), developing a business model, identifying customers, pitching, fundraising, selling, marketing, recruitment, and exit strategies. Although the course must provide students with a solid foundation in these topics, it must also include a strong practical component where teams of students develop a tech venture throughout the quarter. Supplemental activities have included classroom discussion of well-known entrepreneurs and tech companies. The instructor should collaborate with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to enable students in the course to access broader startup resources at the University of Chicago. The instructor may also enable collaborations with business students from Chicago Booth interested in tech entrepreneurship. Ideally, this course will provide a pipeline for Computer Science students to participate or collaborate in the New Venture Challenge tracks.Courses are held for three hours one evening per week for ten weeks during each academic quarter, with the eleventh week for a final project or exam.This position is part-time and is not benefits eligible.Applicants will be evaluated on teaching skills, command of specific course content, and experience in entrepreneurship. Applicants must have completed a Master's degree in Computer Science or an MBA, or have equivalent professional experience in the specific course areas. Applicants who have launched one or more successful tech startups will be given preferred consideration. Experience in course design at the university level will be considered a plus.Applicants must apply on-line at the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at http://tinyurl.com/mpcs-entrepreneurship-2018.Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing technical, teaching, and entrepreneurial experience, and a list of three references. The cover letter must furthermore provide a brief summary of the topics the instructor would cover in the Entrepreneurship in Technology course. Optionally, applicants may submit a draft syllabus of the course they would teach.
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