Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice position for the programs in the Security domain. These programs include The Masters in Homeland Security, the Masters in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis and the Masters in Criminal Justice. These programs share a common aim to develop leaders in security, public safety and criminal justice at every level, from national security to local community safety, and in the public as well as the private sphere. Students in the Security programs include many already working in the security or justice fields looking to move into leadership positions as well as individuals looking to move into this dynamic and growing field. Our students develop the critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to provide public safety and security for communities both across the United States and internationally. Through Northeastern University's signature integrated experiential approach, these programs provide students with an understanding of the agencies and actors involved in improving justice across the country and in protecting the nation from threats ranging from terrorism to natural disasters. Students will acquire the skills to evaluate, contextualize and produce actionable information about potential threats to our communities from man-made or natural sources as well to lead others in response to such threats and natural disasters. The College of Professional Studies provides educational programs designed to advance individuals' careers and accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of formats, our courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. Northeastern University's graduate students put knowledge to work at government agencies, Fortune 500 and startup companies, universities, nonprofits, including global organizations. Leveraging curricula informed by partner agencies and enterprises, students gain the perspective of employers through experiential opportunities and real projects that align with their career goals. The result is an educational experience founded on research and scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence. Students in the College of Professional Studies include full and part time students, many working professionals, military veterans, and international students committed to advance or pivot their career to pursue their passions, unlock opportunities and improve their lives and the lives of their families. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year renewable appointment as an Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice. This position offers a unique blend of academic leadership and teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach as a content expert in the programs in the Security area most closely related to their expertise. The candidate will hold a Lead Faculty role for the program, involving coordination with other full-time and half-time faculty, as well as recruitment, coaching, and supervision of part-time instructors that complement their expertise. The candidate will be involved with program development,, student support and responsible for collaborating with other units within CPS including marketing, enrollment, advisement, and program management. The candidate will join a nationally recognized faculty with deep experience in all aspects of the security field. The candidate is expected to provide academic leadership to the Program under the direction of the Faculty Director of the Security domain.
The position is based in Boston, Massachusetts; however, there is a possibility of CPS supported travel periodically throughout the year to our satellite campuses in Seattle, WA, Charlotte, NC, and other locations. Courses are taught in multiple formats including online, and on ground, faculty have the opportunity to work from a home office, but are required to maintain office hours as specified in Northeastern University's faculty handbook. Faculty enjoy a collegial work environment that allows for work-life balance, and are expected to be available to students, whether in-person or online. Opportunities exist for additional compensation through other non-teaching activities. Faculty contribute to the College's mission through teaching, service and professional development. The faculty member will report directly to the Faculty Director of the Security domain. Actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach assigned courses and develop new course content and materials. Blackboard certification through Northeastern University Online is required prior to teaching in any Security domain program.
Advance the Security domain in close collaboration with the domain Faculty Director and CPS leadership including, but not limited to making recommendations for additions to, or upgrading of, curriculum and course materials.
Service to the program/college/university. Includes teaching, student advising, faculty mentoring and program support.
Participate in the curriculum development and assessment process.
Share course materials and related observations with other faculty members.
Be an advocate for students.
Keep up to date and in contact with employers regarding appropriateness of course/program content.
Participate in faculty recruitment and mentoring.
Participate in recruiting and new student events such as open houses, info sessions, and orientation.
Terminal degree required.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in positions of responsibility for safety- and security-related projects, nationally and internationally. Expertise in private sector security is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work across military, public and private sectors desirable. .
A proven track record in administering or instructing in similar programs is preferred.
The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding teaching competence (both on-ground and online), a dedication to continued improvement as an educator, and the ability to work with adult learners.
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 U.S., Boston 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. 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. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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About Northeastern University
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.
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