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PT Lecturer – MS in Global Studies (GST 6109 – Basic Field Research Methods)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title PT Lecturer – MS in Global Studies (GST 6109 – Basic Field Research Methods)
Requisition Number PTFR000216
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible
Posting Date 01/25/2017
Responsibilities

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 the US, Boston is vibrant and stimulating and provides exciting opportunities to grow, learn and make significant contributions.

The College of Professional Studies offers flexible, innovative programs that allow working professionals to complete their degrees. CPS offers associate, bachelor’s degree, certificate programs and post-baccalaureate programs in fast-growing fields such as leadership, finance, project management, global studies and international relations, business administration and digital media.

The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a part-time faculty position to teach a graduate level course on the developers in the master’s degree program in Global Studies and International Relations. The course is offered in every term.

The Global Studies and International Relations program provides students with broad integrated knowledge and specialized knowledge by developing core competencies in international, political, economic, security, and diplomatic areas, as well as refined intellectual skills in research, analysis, and synthesis though courses that require students to gather complex data from a variety of sources, assess its importance and reliability, and draw reasoned conclusions.

This course focuses on research and analysis, which are a central part of scholarly learning. To understand the nature of how information is gathered, processed, and communicated, it is imperative that students familiarize themselves with and cultivate basic research methods used in the field of social sciences. Exposes students to the essentials of field research methods, covering various research methods as well as their applications, advantages and disadvantages, and limitations. Examines different types of studies and methods, and seeks to help students prepare for field research work, effective online and library data retrieval, analyzing research data and information, and writing of a thesis paper.

Responsibilities of the position include:
Teaching one or more 8 week (Summer term) or 12 week (Fall, Winter and Spring) asynchronous online courses, or blended courses, per academic year. Both blended and online courses have a Blackboard component, which require pre-term course development (including weekly readings, assignments, and multi-media lectures), and in-term commitments of monitoring online discussion boards, general course management, grading, and online presence of at least one hour per day, five days a week at the instructor’s schedule. Online courses are asynchronous, and although near daily participation is a must, an exact time is not required. Training in Blackboard (the online course platform) will be provided.

Qualifications

Preferred terminal degree in a relevant field.
A history of successful teaching at the graduate level is strongly preferred and experience teaching online is a plus. Candidates should demonstrate cultural competence and commitment to working with international students, adult learners, and underserved student populations.

Additional Information

Teaching during the evenings is required for blended courses. Courses are offered in virtual and blended formats. Positions are available contingent upon enrollment, funding and departmental needs. This is a non-tenure track part time faculty position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other
  3. References

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