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Open Rank Full Time Faculty: BS in Project Management

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Open Rank Full Time Faculty: BS in Project Management

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 a full-time, non-tenure track Teaching Professor position in the Bachelor of Science in Project Management program. The position may be virtual or based at our campus in Boston. Classes are offered in an online, blended, and/or hybrid format at the University's main campus in Boston and online.

This full-time faculty member is expected to bring her/his intellectual and creative capacity to bear in advancement of the undergraduate program. S/he will teach a minimum of six (6) courses in project management throughout the academic year (teaching load is subject to periodic reviews by the unit and college). Faculty contribute to the College's mission through teaching, service, and scholarship. Actual teaching load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to the following:

Teaching & Curricular Oversight
  • Course instruction will focus on core undergraduate courses, such as Project Management Fundamentals, Project Planning, Project Monitoring & Control, Quality and Risk, Procurement and Contract Management, Business Analysis, Agile, Project Portfolio Management, and Capstone.
  • In conjunction with the Faculty Lead, developing and implementing course learning outcomes, curriculum maps, resource guides, textbooks, syllabi templates, and updated course materials.
  • Serve as Principal Instructor for specific courses within the curriculum. Responsibilities include supporting the Faculty Lead in the selection of instructors for these courses, advising section instructors on college standards and best practices, and proactively mentoring instructors to achieve ideal student experiences.
  • Identifying and providing recommendations to keep curriculum relevant and industry leading.
  • Working with the Faculty Lead to ensure program meets license/accreditation requirements and participate in periodic evaluations and reviews.
  • Teaching and actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Program and College Support
  • Collaborating with the Faculty Lead to define processes and best practices for leveraging professional networks to create deeper connections between stakeholders and the program.
  • Creating and supporting events to increase 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.
  • Representing the program in orientations and open houses.
  • 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
  • In coordination with the Faculty Lead, assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offering coaching to part time faculty.
  • 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 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 curricular feedback.

  • Travel
  • In addition to supporting the program, occasional travel may be required to the University's Campuses in [Boston; Charlotte; Portland, ME; Silicon Valley; Seattle; and Toronto].
  • 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 bachelor's and/or graduate level, teaching, and developing on ground and online courses, and proven success in working with domestic and 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.

    • Relevant professional certification (e.g. PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, PRINCE2, etc.).
    • 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 bachelor'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:

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      Additional Information:
      This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes availability during normal business hours, 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 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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