The University of Texas at Dallas

Part-time Lecturer - Capstone Senior Projects

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Lecturers teach one or more courses at undergraduate and/or graduate sections as needed in a given term in the Jindal School of Management (JSOM). Lecturers manage several capstone senior projects per course and develop innovative solutions to business problems (projects) submitted by companies. The possible course assignment and its elated projects' scope include various areas such as Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Global Business, Healthcare Management, Accounting and Finance. Appointments carry no guarantee or expectation of renewal or tenure.

Required Experience
  • Have at least ten years of management experience in business areas (e.g., OM, Marketing, IT, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Global Business).
  • Demonstrable business acumen through work history and proven career track record and have established connections with the DFW business community.
  • Located in the DFW area (this is not a remote position) and be flexible in the course schedule (weekdays) as required.
  • Set expectations with students and clients regarding project management, scope, and deliverables. Communicate as a liaison between students' teams and project sponsors to ensure overall satisfaction.
  • Set up and manage regular meetings with students' teams and project sponsors (e.g., project kick-off, weekly review meetings, final presentation).
  • Manage projects' lifecycle (e.g., planning, initiating, tracking, monitoring) and delivering them on-time. Essentially, developing suitable solutions to clients' business problems/projects.
  • Mentor students throughout the course in project management (critical), professionalism and guide them in starting, executing, and tracking projects' activities and milestones.
  • Guide students in preparing professional project documents based on existing templates (i.e., project charter, plan, schedule, final report, final presentation, poster, infographic) and monitor their progress, deliverables and provide students with timely feedback and direction.
Minimum Education And Experience

An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline/topic and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education And Experience

A masters degree in the business discipline and 10 years of professional experience is required.

A PhD in business or a closely related field and 10 or more years of relevant experience in product/project/program management is preferred. PMP is also preferred.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence

Contribute assessment information and data as requested

Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses

Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students

Important Message
  • All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
  • UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level
  • Employment type

    Part-time
  • Job function

    Education and Training
  • Industries

    Higher Education

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