Professor of the Practice - Project Management - Seattle / West Coast

Jul 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Professor of the Practice - Project Management - Seattle / West Coast

Requisition Number: FTFR000975

Division/College: College of Professional Studies

Location: Seattle Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Professor of the Practice for the Master of Science in Project Management (MS PMGT) program. The position is based at our campus in Seattle, Washington /Silicon Valley. The MS PMGT program is one of the largest Project Management programs in North America and is a GAC® (Global Accreditation Center) accredited program by the Project Management Institute, Inc. Classes are offered in an online, blended, and hybrid format at the University's Main Campus in Boston and Regional Campuses in Charlotte, NC, Seattle, WA, Silicon Valley, CA, and Toronto.
This full-time Professor of the Practice 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. Course instruction will focus on core courses, such as Project Management Practices, Risk Management, Scope Management, Quality Management, and Project Scheduling and Budgeting. Actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching, developing course content and materials, and working with student advising.
  • Participating in the curriculum development and monitoring process.
  • Making recommendations for additions to, or upgrading of, curriculum, course materials, equipment, and textbooks.
  • Sharing course materials and insights with other faculty members.
  • Participating in program and faculty committee meetings, as applicable and needed.
  • Serving on committees that support the mission of the program and the vision of the College and the wider University.
  • Keeping current and in contact with local employers and industry regarding appropriateness of course/program content.
  • Participating in faculty recruitment and mentoring.
  • Supporting admissions and recruitment efforts.
  • Mentoring adjunct faculty members

    Occasional travel may be required.

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


    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 online courses, and proven success in working with international students are desired attributes.

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and characteristics:
    • S/he must hold an active Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential awarded through the Project Management Institute.

    •S/he must have outstanding and sustained professional accomplishment recognized by peers as having made significant contributions to the project management field.

    • S/he has an earned doctorate from an accredited institution either in project management or a related field and 10+ years of professional experience at the project manager level. Those whose doctoral programming is nearing completion may be considered, but higher priority will be given to those who have completed their doctoral degree.
    • S/he should demonstrate an understanding of the broader project management community and the range of project management maturity levels of organizations.
    • S/he should have experience teaching at the master’s level and teaching in an online environment
    • S/he should 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.

    The position is based in Seattle WA and the chosen candidate will need to have a primary course load of teaching on-ground courses at the Seattle / Silicon Valley campus in the evenings.

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

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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