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Job Summary

The College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a part-time LEO Intermittent Lecturer position in Digital Product Design for the Fall 2017 semester.

Responsibilities*

During Fall 2017 teach ENTR 390.012: Digital Product Design.

The objective of this class is to help students understand the fundamentals of product design and its relation to problem solving, graphic design, business, technology & data.

Product Design is an increasingly relevant field (especially in the startup and tech world) as it serves at the intersection of Business, Design, Software, & Data. Product Designers often take ideas from thoughts to interactions and interfaces with business, financial, and any other constraints in context. 

Through this course, students should develop working knowledge of and hands-on, practical experience in digital product design.

Key aspects of this course including teaching students:

  1. How to identify problems worth solving by understanding people, users, customers, and stakeholders
  2. How to create user-focused solutions
  3. How to validate hypotheses in the design process
  4. How to design solutions
  5. How to present designs

Digital Product Design is a cross-disciplinary, introductory course for those who want to dive in and gain hands-on experience in designing and building digital products and services. This class is designed for current and potential entrepreneurs, designers, hackers, makers, founders, and doers.

This class is an integral part of the College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Design course series.  

Appointment from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Required Qualifications*

  • MS Degree
  • 3 years experience in digital product design, preferably including product launch and development in industry
  • Experience in instructing undergraduate students in a classroom environment

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: strategicvision.engin.umich.edu.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: www.engin.umich.edu/...lege/about/diversity.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.