Open Rank Full Time Faculty: MS in Project Management
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About the Opportunity:
The Northeastern University College of Professional Studies and the
Roux Institute invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure
track, open-rank faculty position to support the Master of Science
in Project Management degree program. The Roux Institute is
designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in
Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what
sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies
at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce
prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial
intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation
in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors.
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. In addition to Portland, ME, classes are offered in
an online, NU Flex, 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 Portland, ME.
This full-time faculty member is expected to bring her/his
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. S/he will have a variable workload consisting of a
combination of teaching and service in support of our teaching
mission; teaching assignments will be in support of project
management-focused programming at the Roux Institute, both in terms
of standard degree and certificate programs as well as in curated
course content in support of our partner organizations. Service is
likely to include working with student advising, administrative and
programmatic projects. The workload balance will be managed as
demands dictate by the Director of Professional Programs at the
Roux Institute (the Director), working with the CPS Project
Management Faculty Lead.
Teaching & Curricular Oversight (65% of
- Course instruction will focus on core courses delivered at the
Roux Institute, 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 and Director, 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
and Director 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 and Director to ensure regional
programs meet license/accreditation requirements and participate in
comprehensive regional evaluations and periodic reviews.
- In collaboration with the Faculty Lead and Director, creating
modularity guidelines and recommendations for program content
integration across the programs and regional campuses.
- Working with the Roux Faculty Director and Roux team to create
and supporting an optimal learning environment specifically for the
Maine-based Roux student population.
Teaching and actual course load may vary with other
responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:
Program, Region, and College Support (10% of
Faculty & Student Support (25% of
- Collaborating with the Director and Faculty Lead to define
processes and best practices for leveraging professional networks
within the region to create deeper connections between
- Working with the Roux Faculty Director and Roux team to create
and supporting local events, both inside and outside the Roux, to
increase student connections to regional campus, on-ground student
development, and expanding impact of curricular content within the
- Coordinating with the Faculty Lead and Director in the creation
and management of industry advisory boards as may be required.
- Representing the program in regional orientations, open houses,
Maine events, and tracking student progress.
- In collaboration with the Faculty Lead, Director, and the wider
Roux team, identify and reach out to possible Co-op and
experiential learning sponsors to establish relationships and
- Participating in Roux-specific and CPS-wide 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.
- In coordination with the Faculty Lead and Director, assess and
enhance instructional quality of courses by offering follow-up
coaching to part time faculty across the Northeastern network for
courses assigned to him/her.
- Collaborating with the Faculty Lead and Director to recruit and
vet qualified candidates for part time faculty positions, with a
specific focus on building a team of part-time faculty on-ground in
- Assisting the program in the onboarding of new part time
faculty across the Northeastern network for courses assigned to
him/her 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
The potential for transnational work is also possible.
- In addition to supporting the Portland campus, occasional
travel may be required to the University's Campuses in [Boston,
Seattle, Charlotte, Toronto, and/or Silicon Valley].
- Examples of required travel include [annual CPS Graduation,
Faculty Conference, etc.]
The successful candidate must demonstrate strong teaching abilities
and a dedication to continued improvement as an educator.
Experience teaching at the master's degree 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
- A terminal degree from an accredited institution either in
project management or a related field by appointment start
- An active Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential
awarded through the Project Management Institute.
- 10+ years of professional experience at the project manager
- Demonstrated understanding of the broader project management
community and the range of project management maturity levels of
- Experience teaching at the master's level in both on ground and
- Demonstrate a dedication to continued improvement as an
educator and a desire to align with the scholar-practitioner
- 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.
This is a matrixed-reporting position, to the Faculty Lead of the
Master of Science in Project Management program in the College of
Professional Studies and to the Director of Professional Programs
at the Roux Institute. This is a non-tenure track, renewable
position with contract length associated with rank. This position
requires a flexible work schedule that includes being present on
the Portland, ME campus, required evening hours and the possibility
of weekend hours. Travel to the University's other Regional
Campuses may be required.
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 Maine, the Portland 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 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
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