Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship
College of Engineering
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2023
JOB TITLE: Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship
POSITION NUMBER: DR6612
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Dean, College of Engineering
DIVISION: College of Engineering
DEPARTMENT: Engineering Dean’s Office
The Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship (DOEE) is a catalyst for instilling a spirit of entrepreneurship within the University’s highly regarded College of Engineering that produces the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders.
The DOEE works with the Director of the Entrepreneurial Engineering Design Curriculum to promote and advance the Interdisciplinary Design and Entrepreneurial Applications Sequence (IDEAS) curriculum. In this role, the DOEE assists in coordinating, implementing and enhancing all courses within the IDEAS curriculum. This requires him/her to create curriculum, coordinate student projects, teach classes, mentor students, manage course content, use learning management software, and manage studio equipment.
In addition, the DOEE plays a critical role in growing the College’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by identifying industry partners, obtaining student project opportunities, securing mentors, collaborating with University leaders, and acquiring funding in the form of grants, sponsorships, and individual donations.
The successful candidate will assist the Director of the Entrepreneurial Engineering Curriculum in all areas related to the coordination, implementation, and enhancement of the IDEAS curriculum while working directly with the Dean, College of Engineering to assist with other College and University innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives that improve LTU’s overall Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
- Teach 2-3 courses within the IDEAS curriculum per semester, on average, in any combination of the IDEAS courses, during Fall and Spring semesters. Teaching load may also include co-teaching sections of IDEAS courses.
- Maintain and disseminate all safety-related information for all the IDEAS studios. Continuously evaluate and improve studio safety as needed.
- Assist students and faculty with multi-disciplinary engineering projects of varying levels of complexity.
- Maintain the Entrepreneurial Engineering Design Studio asset management list and update accordingly when new physical assets are purchased or older physical assets are retired.
- Perform routine preventative maintenance on key studio equipment and troubleshoot issues/repair equipment as needed.
- Be familiar with and the use of metal fabrication, wood fabrication, simple electronics, materials testing and other engineering laboratory equipment and procedures.
- Relate engineering course-work to “real world” application and practice when teaching/mentoring students.
- Support Director and faculty in curriculum development for all courses within the IDEAS curriculum.
- Assist the Director in interfacing with industry, non-profit partners, and the community to identify and implement student, course content, and other University opportunities.
- Assist the Director in coordinating and facilitating entrepreneurially-minded cocurricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year. Supporting entrepreneurially-minded co-curricular and extra-curricular activities may require working some evenings and weekends.
- Maintain an updated portfolio of course content for all courses within the IDEAS curriculum including updating and managing resource sharing tools and learning management software.
- Assist the Director in all entrepreneurial mindset assessment-related activities. Supporting these activities may require travel to present information and disseminate scholarly work.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Engineering or related fields. Experience working in an entrepreneurial engineering environment is desirable. Teaching experience preferred. Must be able to work independently to identify opportunities to advance entrepreneurial engineering, the College of Engineering, and the University, as well as students and faculty. Must be able to influence and motivate students and faculty without direct authority.
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employment.