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Computer Science: Entrepreneurship Lecturer

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range is $64,329-$83,934.

Application Window

Open date: June 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at UC Davis, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a course in Hacking 4 Climate: business models for addressing climate challenges. This position is open for the Fall 2024 quarter and possibly subsequent quarters. Fall 2024 service dates are September 23, 2024 – December 13, 2024. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Applicants must be able to teach a course in Hacking 4 Climate: business models for addressing climate challenges. Preference will be given to candidates with significant knowledge of climate change and sustainability issues, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education in entrepreneurship, strong interest and background in new business design and strategy (familiarity with Lean Startup principles), and a record of effective and innovative teaching at the interface between entrepreneurship, climate change issues, and/or design thinking. Experience teaching the Hacking 4 series courses or Lean Startup methodology, for example, Hacking for Defense or NSF I-Corps, is desired. Familiarity with environmental and social issues in the state of California is also preferable.

The duties for teaching the H4C course include preparing materials for the course, lecturing during the academic year at UC Davis, holding office hours, administering course assessments, grading, managing and mentoring graders and teaching assistants (if applicable), and additional duties as needed.

Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Hacking 4 Climate serves as the idea refinement and workforce development component of the Aggie Climate action for Equity (ACE): Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Climate Change Solutions program, managed by Venture Catalyst, Office of Research. ACE is a multi-faceted initiative that simultaneously builds internal innovation capacity, workforce development for students, and community engagement on the front-end of the innovation pipeline, while also moving promising climate-impact technologies out of the technology research stage and into the translational product development stage. The program’s goal is to nurture technologies, policy interventions, and behavioral innovations that can play a tangible role in climate change mitigation, resilience, and adaptation, with a specific attention to end-user engagement and a focus on positively impacting California’s communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Salary and appointment level will be commensurate with experience and percentage of appointment. The positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (Unit 18).

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Must also have a Master's degree in business, technology, or other relevant field, or at least 5 years' experience working in or with startups.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Must be able to teach a course in Hacking 4 Climate (H4C): business models for addressing climate challenges.

Preference will be given to candidates with significant knowledge of the Lean Startup methodology, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education in entrepreneurship, strong interest and background in new business design and strategy, and a record of effective and innovative teaching at the interface between entrepreneurship, climate change issues, and/or design thinking.
Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Familiarity with "Lean Innovation, Lean Startup, or Hacking4" methodologies is strongly preferred. Previous teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence is also preferred.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit this page for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
• 3-5 required (contact information only)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Must also have a Master's degree in business, technology or other relevant field, or at least 5 years's experience working in or with startups. Demonstrated teaching experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must be able to teach a course in Hacking 4 Climate (H4C): business models for addressing climate challenges.

Preference will be given to candidates with significant knowledge of the Lean Startup methodology, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education in entrepreneurship, strong interest and background in new business design and strategy, and a record of effective and innovative teaching at the interface between entrepreneurship, climate change issues, and/or design thinking.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Familiarity with "Lean Innovation, Lean Startup, or Hacking4" methodologies is strongly preferred. Previous teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence is also preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested at the time of the review

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06512

Help contact: alhenry@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Job location

Davis, CA