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Academic Development Manager - Remote



Canonsburg, PA, USA · France
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Requisition #: 14681

Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.


Academic Development Managers work collaboratively with educators at academic institutions, to drive long-term presence and growth of Ansys in engineering education.

Academic development Managers are expected to work with different teams and to prioritize work appropriately, while supporting company-wide academic program initiatives as needed, aspiring to make a real difference to undergraduate engineering education worldwide.

Closely aligned with Ansys Academic Program goals and objectives, daily activities could include educational content development, pre- and post-sales technical support and training, guidance to strategic universities regarding application of Ansys products, tracking and analysing customer feedback to improve Ansys products and digital learning content offering


  • Work in alliance with academic field and technical teams to develop plans to educate clients on the features and capabilities of our products, through training sessions, guest lectures, webinars, workshops, contributing to marketing collateral and educational materials.
  • Collaborate with educators and academic institutions online or onsite to understand their educational needs and goals within your area of expertise.
  • Contribute to development and maintenance efforts of effective and innovative curriculum materials that align with current pedagogical practices and educational standards and support the usage of Ansys products in the engineering curriculum. This includes lectures, tutorials, learning pathways, study guides, assessment libraries and certification programs.
  • Conduct and support feedback initiatives such as surveys to learn more about the use of Ansys education resources in the curriculum and feed that information to the sales, marketing, and product development teams, as appropriate.
  • Support marketing efforts including technical presentations at events, such as conferences, webinars, guest lectures, Ansys-led events to grow Ansys adoption in Academia.
  • Contribute to strategic academic projects and programs as needed by team, including but not limited to infrastructure development & maintenance, business operations, strategic initiatives, as well as Ansys field and digital marketing activities.
  • Stay up to date with current pedagogical practices, educational trends, and technology and participate in relevant events and training, as well as other professional development opportunities to continue growing and improving as an academic content developer.
  • Lead projects on product customization and enrichments for engineering education use cases with python scripting and PyAnsys tools, making use of the developer ecosystem


  • BS with 2+ years of experience, or MS related to Mechanical engineering in industry or academia
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software such as Ansys Mechanical, LS-Dyna, etc. or knowledge of other commercial software in Mechanical engineering (Structures, Structures + thermal, structures + fluids)
  • Proven experience or training project involving Python scripting and programming
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in writing and speaking English
  • Ability to work with a diverse and multicultural group of engineers and scientists, often located in different time zones
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, possesses a sense of urgency
  • Projects a professional image and demonstrates business acumen, driven to succeed
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time, mainly in north America


  • Exposure to teaching or education related projects at the higher education level OR as a Lead of students’ projects (Teaching Assistance; Leadership in students’ teams)
  • Experience in writing educational materials or providing support in a lab, doing elements of research, presenting your work at conferences/seminars;
  • Experience of being part of engineering product development cycle an added advantage

At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.

Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger

Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results

We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high — met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.

At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.