Open Rank Full Time Faculty: MS in Project Management (Toronto)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Full Time Faculty: MS in Project Management (Toronto)

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University invites applications for an Open Rank full-time non-tenure track position in the Master of Science in Project Management program. The position is based at our campus in Toronto, Canada and will be responsible for supporting our Toronto campus.

The Master of Science in Project Management program is one of the largest Project Management programs in North America and is a GAC® (Global Accreditation Center) accredited by the Project Management Institute, Inc. Classes are offered in an online, blended, and/or hybrid format at the University's Main Campus in Boston and Regional Campuses in Charlotte, NC; Seattle, WA; Silicon Valley, CA; Toronto and Vancouver.

This full-time faculty member is expected to bring their intellectual and creative capacity to bear in advancement of the program, seeking to serve students by participating in a range of teaching and non-teaching activities that support the advancement of the program. They will teach a full teaching load spread throughout the year and will work with the program office on administrative issues and programmatic projects.

Teaching & Curricular Oversight (65% of time)
  • Course instruction will focus on core courses, such as Project Management Practices, Risk Management, Scope Management, Quality Management, and Project Scheduling and Budgeting as well as concentrations in Agile Project Management, Construction Management, Leading and Managing Technical Projects, and Business Analysis.
  • In conjunction with the Faculty Lead, developing and implementing course learning outcomes, curriculum maps, resource guides, textbooks, syllabi templates, and updated course materials; includes region specific coursework as desired.
  • Overseeing the instruction of specific courses within the curriculum. Responsibilities include supporting the Faculty Lead in the selection of instructors, advising on syllabi, and evaluating instructor performance.
  • Identifying and providing recommendations to keep curriculum relevant and industry leading.
  • Working with the Faculty Lead to ensure regional programs meet license/accreditation requirements and participate in comprehensive regional evaluations and periodic reviews.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Lead, creating modularity guidelines and recommendations for program content integration across the programs and regional campuses.

Teaching and actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

Program, Region, and College Support (10% of time)
  • Collaborating with the Faculty Director and Faculty Lead to define processes and best practices for leveraging professional networks within the region to create deeper connections between stakeholders.
  • Creating and supporting local events to increase student connections to regional campus, on-ground student development, and expanding impact of curricular content within the market.
  • Coordinating with the Faculty Lead in the creation and management of industry advisory boards as may be required.
  • Representing the program in regional orientations, open houses, and tracking student progress.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Lead, identify and reach out to possible Co-op and experiential learning sponsors to establish relationships and define engagement.
  • Participating in program and faculty committee meetings as applicable.
  • Serving on committees that support the mission of the program and the vision of the College and wider University.

Faculty & Student Support (25% of time)
  • In coordination with the Faculty Lead, assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offering follow-up coaching to part time faculty across the Northeastern network for courses assigned to them.
  • Collaborating with the Faculty Lead to recruit and vet qualified candidates for part time faculty positions.
  • Assisting the program in the onboarding of new part time faculty across the Northeastern network for courses assigned to them and maintaining ongoing communications and mentorship to gauge engagement within the program.
  • Providing opportunities for part time faculty to engage with program and college activities; seek their professional and curricular feedback.

  • In addition to supporting the Toronto campus, occasional travel will be required to the University's Campuses in [Boston, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Charlotte, and/or Vancouver].
  • Examples of required travel include [annual CPS Graduation, Faculty Conference, etc.]
  • The potential for transnational work is also possible.

  • Qualifications:
    The successful candidate must demonstrate strong teaching abilities and a dedication to continued improvement as an educator. Experience teaching at the master's level, teaching and developing on ground and online courses, and proven success in working with international students are desired attributes.

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and characteristics:

    • A terminal degree from an accredited institution either in project management or a related field. Degree must be conferred by appointment start date.

    • An active Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential awarded through the Project Management Institute.

    • 10+ years of professional experience at the project manager level.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the broader project management community and the range of project management maturity levels of organizations.

    • Experience teaching at the master's level in both on ground and online environments.

    • Demonstrate a dedication to continued improvement as an educator and a desire to align with the scholar-practitioner model.

    • It is highly desirable that candidates have a track record of presenting to Project Management Chapters, Interest Groups, and other Industry groups on project management topics.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      Salary Grade:

      Additional Information:
      This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes being present on the Toronto campus, required evening hours and the possibility of weekend hours. Travel to the University's other Regional Campuses may be required. There may be opportunities to teach overseas.

      Northeastern University is a global, experiential and leading research university, built on a tradition of engagement with business, industry and communities to create a distinctive approach to education, research and service. Located in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, the Toronto campus is vibrant and stimulating and provides exciting opportunities to grow, learn and to make significant contributions. The College of Professional Studies offers innovative and flexible programs that allow adult learners and working professionals to complete their degrees. CPS offers associate, bachelor's degree, certificate programs and post-baccalaureate programs in fast-growing fields such as biotechnology, leadership, business administration, finance, project management, information technology and management. Degrees are delivered in full or part-time formats and courses are offered in a variety of on-campus and online options.

      Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

      Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

      All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

      To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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