Open Rank Teaching Professor



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Job description

Toronto, ON, Canada

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
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 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 (50% 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 & Regional Support (25% of time)

  • Collaborating with the Faculty Director and Faculty Lead to develop and drive regional strategies for program expansion, including:
    • Analyzing regional enrollment and retention data and developing strategies to achieve regional enrollment goals.
    • Reviewing and refining the program’s regional positioning and messaging documents.
    • Evaluating the fiscal viability of the regional program within the overall portfolio.
    • Promoting development of new degrees and certificates within the portfolio to meet demands of the marketplace.
    • Identifying enrollments goals for regional programs
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Faculty & Student Support (20% of time)

  • In coordination with the Faculty Lead, assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offering follow-up coaching to regional 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 regional part time faculty 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.
  • Working with faculty and staff in providing advice regarding course selection as requested by Academic Advisors and/or Program Managers.

CPS Support (5% of time)

  • 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.


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

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.
  • 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.

This position reports to the Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Project Management program.

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.

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