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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 Lecturer I position for the Academic Year 2018-2019 to teach ENTR 390.013: TechLab at MCity.


During Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, teach ENTR 390.013: TechLab at MCity.

TechLab at Mcity is a Company-in-Residence program (company-sponsored technical projects housed at Mcity and the Ann Arbor campus) for early-stage advanced mobility companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) industry. The TechLab at MCity program pairs emerging transportation startups (Post-series A funding) with top-tier undergraduate students studying Engineering, Computer Science, and Data Analytics interested in tackling industry challenges defined by technical projects, with the goal of educating students through mentorship and immersive interaction with high-growth ventures. The program aims to develop a talent pipeline for the growing CAV industry, connecting students and company sponsors, leveraging the University of Michigan’s regional access to automotive and transportation industry legacies.

In this course, students complete an open-ended autonomous vehicle or mobility project (assigned by a company in the autonomous vehicle/mobility space), and as such gain experience in developing cutting edge technology for an early stage startup.

Learning Objectives:

In this hands-on course, students will:

  • Learn how to recognize ambiguity, become comfortable with it, and use project management techniques to plan for the unexpected.
  • Utilize project management tools, techniques, and skills.
  • Understand assigned company's technology and how it creates value for a customer segment.
  • Gain exposure to entrepreneurship and its role in solving big problems.
  • Align resources for effective project implementation.
  • Appreciate organizational dynamics, communication strategies and stakeholder motivations.
  • Identify and utilize key performance metrics for project success.
  • Learn to assume responsibility for matters of great importance to assigned company.
  • Begin to make transition from student to professional engineer.
  • Engage in collaborative learning.
  • Immerse themselves in a startup that is developing cutting edge technology for the transportation industry.
  • Lead technical and strategic discussion on steps required to achieve technical milestones.
  • Discuss a Tech Lab company's work during class discussion and how it relates in the context of class.

Required Qualifications*

  • MS Degree in Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in the transportation industry.
  • Experience with the entrepreneurial process, from idea conception to technology development.
  • Experience in instructing undergraduate students in a classroom environment.
  • Strong oral presentation and communication skills.

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

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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