INSTRUCTOR, MOBILES FOR DEVELOPMENT, D-Lab (part-time, 50%), to join a program that works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges. Will co-teach the class, Mobiles for Development, an upper-level, nine-unit class focused on how mobile devices can be used to provide innovative solutions to challenges experienced by low-resource communities in the Global South. The class will be offered in the spring and fall of 2024. In addition to delivering content, the co-instructor will work closely with students as they co-design with local innovators, using a digital portal system connected to six innovation centers in Uganda, Tanzania, and South Sudan to discover opportunities for repurposing electronic devices to create new technologies, products, and services that can solve difficult development challenges. Lessons are hands-on and case-based. Students from all majors are encouraged to enroll in the class and graduate students are also accepted, which means instructors are expected to convey material in a manner accessible to students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; three years of relevant experience in mobile software and hardware development and/or information and communications technology for development; knowledge of the Internet of Things, mobile software and hardware development, design process, and information and communications technology for development; experience with studio-based design pedagogy and working with students in a project-based environment; and excellent organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED: master's (or equivalent professional degree) in engineering or computer science; and experience in engineering, design, and/or manufacturing in low-income international settings. Job #23439
Must be able to spend flexible hours working with students outside of class time.
This is a part-time, two-semester position. The compensation is $7,500 per semester.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
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