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Professor of the Practice - Graduate Studies

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Professor of the Practice - Graduate Studies
Requisition Number PTFR000387
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible No
Posting Date 08/11/2017

The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track Professor of the Practice for the Security Programs in the College of Professional Studies. The position is remote, but based out of our Boston, Massachusetts campus.

This part-time Professor of the Practice is expected to bring her/his intellectual and creative capacity to bear in advancement of the security programs, 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 partial teaching load spread throughout the year and will work with the Associate Dean on administrative issues and programmatic projects. 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.
• 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 Associate Dean of Graduate Academic and Faculty Affairs.


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 have outstanding and sustained professional accomplishment recognized by peers as having made significant contributions to the security 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. 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 security community and the range of 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 professional Interest Groups, and other Industry groups on security topics.

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.

Documents Needed to Apply

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

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