The University of Minnesota—Twin Cities invites applications for the position of Senior Fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI). The incumbent of this position will also hold the concurrent title of Gemini Chair in Engineering Enrepreneurship. This is a non-tenured, annually renewable, academic-administrative appointment that reports to the Director of TLI. To attract experienced, highly qualified faculty, the term of the appointment can range between 75%-100% depending on the successful candidate’s preference.
Activities of the Senior Fellow/Gemini Chair holder centers on leadership and entrepreneurship. Teaching expectations include one to two sections each fall and spring semester of a two-credit course in technology leadership development. MOT 4001 (“Leadership, professionalism and business basics for engineers”) is a team-based course that develops students’ knowledge and skills in team collaboration, leadership of commercial innovation and entrepreneurship projects, business fundamentals, and professionalism in technology/business environments.
Additionally, the Gemini Chair serves as the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) contributor to the University of Minnesota’s NSF-sponsored Innovation Corps Site programming (MIN-Corps). Led by the Holmes Center of Entrepreneurship in the Carlson School of Management with support from the CSE and the Technology Commercialization office, MIN-Corps provide commercialization education and coaching programs that help STEM students, postdocs, research scientists and faculty develop the skills required to translate their research into product and services with real-world impact. More broadly, the Gemini Chair will serve as an outreach and program planning and development lead with CSE departments interested in supplementing their technical education with innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization training.
As time permits, the Gemini Chair will participate in TLI’s other academic efforts, including:
developing and teaching short courses and seminars,
teaching other Management of Technology (MOT) graduate courses,
engaging in relevant research and publication of peer-reviewed scholarly works,
assisting in student recruitment and admissions activities, primarily by introducing the programs to executives in business and industry,
supporting TLI’s mission through professional interaction with the larger technology-intensive community in Minnesota and beyond.
Anticipated start date is 8/1/2021 or later.
Successful candidates for this position will have a demonstrated track record of technology leadership in established companies and/or startup ventures. Strong leadership, collaboration, communication, and project management skills are required, along with unquestioned integrity and professionalism. Experience in teaching, training and/or developing technical or scientific professionals is highly desirable.
Essential qualifications include at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering, science, business or management discipline and a minimum 15 years of technical, managerial, and/or senior leadership experience in entrepreneurship and/or corporate intrapreneurship.
Strong leadership, collaboration, communication, and project management skills are critical, along with unquestioned integrity and professionalism.
Industry experience training and/or developing technical or scientific professionals.
Prior college-level teaching or professional training and development experience in a leadership, technical, or management discipline.
Master’s or Ph.D. degree in an engineering, science, or business discipline.
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