Endowed Chair in Project Management

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 15, 2023

Hood College invites applications for the Maryland E-nnovation Endowed Chair of Business and Project Management in the George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business at Hood College. This full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2023, should possess an earned doctorate degree with both practical and philosophical experience in business administration and expertise in project management. A minimum of three years’ disciplinary experience is desired in program or project management in either public-sector, information technology, health sciences, or the life sciences fields.

The assignment will feature teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments for students from business, government, education or the non- profit sector. Preference will be shown to candidates with prior organizational project management experience as well as teaching at the higher education level, and proven success forging mutually beneficial partnerships.

Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral coursework in the Delaplaine School of Business with the opportunity to teach across the broader campus curriculum (e.g., First year seminar and Honors).

In line with the endowed position, the candidate will provide a minimum of 8 hours per week to supporting School of Business-based project management initiatives including:
  • Collaborating on teams partnering with the regional business community, lead start-ups and established companies to transfer business and project management best practices, and to integrate the work being done into Hood’s research centers and curriculum.
  • Working with regional partners as a bridge between organizations to fulfill partnership activities defined in MOU agreements. These include supporting annual research symposia and faculty exchanges, organizing specialized workshops and conferences, and serving as a working member of joint planning committees.
  • Supporting the School of Business in its outreach and support of local and regional businesses and organizations through activities including providing outreach and education services on project management and data-driven decision making, supporting the awareness of available datasets and tools, and fostering meaningful and beneficial connections between organizations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching and Program Facilitation (60%)
  • Demonstrate an ability/potential for quality teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with expectations of tenure track faculty members.
  • Teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments. Courses may include Project Management; Management Theory; Organizational Behavior; Leadership, Advocacy and Policy; Sustainable Systemic Leadership; Leadership and Strategic Communication; Financial Stewardship for Leaders; Leading and Managing Human Capital; Organizational Sustainability; and Strategy & Competitive Advantage.
  • Plan course syllabi/assignments to meet Hood College and School of Business curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate students’ needs to determine suitable level of instruction and assignments.
  • Instruct students in course content and provide learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve program objectives.
  • Critique student performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, build thinking skills, challenge students’ assumptions, and reinforce concepts to include practical application of new skills.
  • Maintain regular office hours and provide opportunities to informally mentor students to encourage their development as scholar practitioners.
  • Determine grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students and department as required.
  • Utilize digital and electronic platforms such as Blackboard and Chalk & Wire for instruction, record keeping, and data collection purposes.
  • Explore future leadership opportunities with the program.
  • Support School of Business-based initiatives and related strategic goals of the College.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Research, Professional Development and Scholarship (20%)
  • Conduct appropriate field research and professional development to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities.
  • Present research and other academic papers at professional conferences.
  • Work with masters and doctoral candidates to support appropriate public dissemination at conferences, professional meetings, publications and other appropriate venues.
Service (20%)
  • Support College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students. Activities may include interviewing applicants for admission into the program, assessing writing samples, participating in recruitment activities such as open houses and interest meetings.
  • Serve as advisor or committee member for thesis and doctoral candidates with their action research-based capstone experience.
  • Advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.
  • Support and participate in college committees.
  • Support and participate in professional and community organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Support the School of Business by enhancing collaboration with appropriate organizations and community
  • Support School of Business by enhancing collaboration with appropriate organizations and community groups.
  • Support School of Business initatives.
  • Lead and oversee the development of Hood’s project management certificate program.
  • Act as an active member of the School of Business and Hood College community,.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Discipline Mastery: strong knowledge of subject matter; strong research skills; on- going interaction and/or development of skills related to discipline.
  • Teaching Mastery: strong knowledge of current learning theory and appropriate teaching methodology for diverse student populations.
  • Oral Communication: speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and solicit clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings. Present classroom lectures that are coherent and logical.
  • Planning/Organizing: prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; develop realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism: approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments.
  • Adaptability: adapt to changes in the academic work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability: commit resources necessary to assist students to reach goals.
  • Innovation: display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • We seek a candidate with a strong commitment in a liberal arts setting, who is passionate about high-impact learning experiences, and who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and proven ability to work collaboratively across academic disciplines.
Education and/or Experience
  • Earned doctorate degree with experience and expertise in project management, business administration or related field, experience in successful higher education instruction or combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ college teaching experience is preferred.
  • Evidence of leadership within higher education and professional organizations, and success building mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • PMP Certification required either prior to or within the first year of appointment.
Technology Skills

Proficient in office productivity suite software, e-mail, and Internet sources. Ability to use a variety of digital and electronic devices, programs, and resources to instruct.

Language Skills

Proficient in communication in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Ability to read and interpret documents such as research studies, administrative policies, and journals, newspapers, etc. Ability to write lesson plans, respond to e-mail messages, create routine reports and correspondence, speak effectively before groups.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form; ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans; and ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts, transcript from the highest degree achieved and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should arrange to have recommendation letters submitted electronically to delaplaine@hood.edu.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/ .

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