Topics in Computing Science: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
School of Computing
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 2N8
The School of Computing at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Topics in Computing Science: Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CISC 490/3.0 ). This is an on-campus, advance course with an expected enrolment of ~15 students. Candidates must be enrolled in a M.Sc. or PhD programme, and teaching experience preferably at the University level in Computer Science. This is a fall term appointment for the period September 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, with classes in session from September 14, 2015 to December 14, 2015 .
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to a Teaching Fellow position as defined by the Collective Agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University between PSAC and Queen’s University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.
Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, and a short note or email from at least one referee, normally their supervisor, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting documentation sent directly to:
Dr Selim Akl, Director
School of Computing
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 2N8
Applications will be received until February 5, 2015. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the School of Computing can be found at http://www.cs.queensu.ca
CISC-490/3.0 Topics in Computing Science: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of the essential steps involved in starting and running your own business. Students from science, engineering, business and the creative arts will work together in teams to develop a product concept to meet a defined customer need, then develop a business case that they will present and be evaluated on. External speakers drawn from local and regional start-up companies, government agencies, and business associations will not only cover the various aspects of the business plan (target market potential, competition, pricing, financial model, financing, marketing plan, operating plan, company structure, etc.) but will also share their start-up stories, and become mentors to the student teams. The course is open to fourth-year students who are highly motivated to start their own businesses.
Posted: January 23/2015