Assistant Teaching Professor - Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) - Clark University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 167460
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Sep 13 2023 Job Description:
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Clark University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. This is a full-time non-tenure line indefinitely renewable position based upon satisfactory performance.
The primary role of teaching faculty members at Clark encompasses maintaining an active teaching program, curriculum development, student advising, and service. Teaching faculty are key contributors to the academic mission of the university, which is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society.
At Clark, we value commitment to excellence in traditional academic disciplines as well as innovation in exploring questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. The School of Professional Studies promotes interdisciplinary collaborations. Several opportunities exist for development of interdisciplinary project management related coursework with programs within SPS and across the university.
The teaching load for the Assistant Teaching Professor in project management is 3-3 (fall-spring).
The School of Professional Studies offers a robust graduate program in Project Management with a focus on all project management methodologies: Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid. The program is focused on developing project management skills and expertise in an ever-changing business climate. Graduate students in the MSPM program go on to achieve PMI certifications and are employed in various industry sectors. More information on the MS in Project Management can be found at: Master's in Project Management | Clark University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach three graduate courses in the MSPM program per semester (fall and spring)
Advise graduate students on qualifications and requirements for PMI certification
Support efforts to insure current curriculum is current and aligned with the most recent version of the PMBOK
Suggest and develop new courses aligned with GAC accreditation standards
Actively lead GAC accreditation process
Collaborate with MSPM faculty and GAC consultants to update or develop new courses and concentrations, as needed
Participate in departmental and university services, including committees and professional project management organizations (i.e., PMI)
Engage with the Project Management community through conferences, workshops, and other professional development opportunities with MPM graduate students
Advanced knowledge and skills of project management processes; knowledge of Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid practices; planning and governance of projects and programs.
Demonstrated skills required to execute the tasks detailed in the most current version of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) domains of People, Process and Business.
Proven professional project management skills as outlined in the PMI Global Accreditation Standards: Technical Expertise, Professional Behavior and Strategic Awareness.
Proficiency in all basic project management tools and software techniques applicable to the three domains of People, Process, and Business.
Exhibited contextual awareness and knowledge of strategic, societal, and operational frameworks in executing project deliverables.
Demonstrated ethical behavior and cultural awareness in communication, team work and stakeholder management.
Ability to apply adult learning theory to classroom facilitation, eLearning, and hybrid courses.
Demonstrated effective communication, active listening, internal consulting, interpersonal and influencing skills.
Experience working with learning technologies/learning management systems. Canvas preferred.
Familiarity with project management software tools such MS Project, Jira, Asana, or Monday.
Six Sigma, Lean or System Design background a plus
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Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
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