Open Rank Teaching Professor - MPS in Informatics (Toronto)
October 24, 2023
Open Rank Teaching Professor - MPS in Informatics (Toronto)
About the Opportunity
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track [Assistant/Associate/Full Professor] position in the Master of Professional Studies in Informatics program. The selected Faculty member will be required to teach on-campus graduate-level courses for the program at Northeastern University's Toronto Regional Campus. Instructional areas include, but are not limited to database management systems, information systems, analytics, cloud computing, information security management, and leading and managing technical projects. For a full list of current courses, click on the 'curriculum tab' of the following link:
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.
The College of Professional Studies is one of ten Colleges of Northeastern University, a nationally ranked private research university. Founded in 1960, the College provides lifelong experiential learning that unleashes the capacities of aspiring individuals in all stages and walks of life. The College teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students on campus and online in more than 90 programs.
About the Opportunity
Faculty members teach in an online and hybrid environment with a diverse student body. 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 also have the following qualifications and characteristics:
Minimum qualification: A terminal degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Technology Management, or a related field
5+ years of professional experience, knowledge and skills in IT systems administration, information system systems design and development, information security management, and cloud computing..
A history of successful teaching at the graduate level is strongly preferred.
Experience teaching at the graduate level
Candidates must commit to teaching on campus in Toronto at least one night per week for the entirety of a 6 or 12 week-term. Additional teaching time options may be available.
Experience mentoring students
Canadian work authorization required.
The position is a full-time, open rank, non-tenure track, renewable appointment located in Toronto
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
This full-time faculty member is expected to bring their 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. They 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 (60% of time)
Course instruction will focus on core courses, such as Foundations of Informatics, Database Management Systems, Information Systems Design and Development, as well as in specializations including analytics, cloud computing, information security management, and leading and managing technical projects.
In collaboration with the Program 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 Program 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 Program Lead to ensure regional programs meet license/accreditation requirements and participate in comprehensive regional evaluations and periodic reviews.
In collaboration with the Program 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:
Faculty & Student Support (20% of time)
In coordination with the Program Lead, assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offering follow-up coaching to regional part time faculty.
Collaborating with the Program 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.
Program, Region, and College Support (20% of time)
Collaborating with the Program 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 Program 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 Program 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 Program 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. This is expected to include serving on committees that support the mission of the program and the vision of the College and wider University.
The selected applicant will also be expected to provide support for select CPS events, including CPS Toronto Regional Campus Graduation, CPS Internal Faculty Conference, as well as Graduate Student Open Houses and Orientations
In addition to supporting the Toronto Regional campus, occasional travel may be required to the University's Campus in Boston, and potentially other locations, especially within Ontario, Canada
This position reports to the Program Lead of MPS in Informatics
This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes being present on Northeastern Universities' Toronto Regional 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.
Applicants should submit materials including a letter of interest, vitae, and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please discuss how you can support our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Please direct questions to Xiaomu Zhou [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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.
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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.