Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to develop and teach in our Project and Program Management Master’s Program. Brandeis University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning. Information about Brandeis University and Graduate Professional Studies can be found online.
About the course:
RPJM 110: Risk Management in Projects and Programs is core course in the Master’s in Project and Program Management Program. This course covers risk management processes and techniques in depth, exploring the systematic and iterative approaches that encompass risk planning, identification, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, response planning, and monitoring & control. Risk management principles consistent with the PMBOK are also covered. Techniques for building and applying a risk management toolkit are explored, as are methods to implement risk management programs within an organization.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Develop a comprehensive risk management plan for a project.
Identify risks in cause-risk-effect format using project assets such as the project charter, WBS, project plan, and historical records.
Qualitatively analyze risks to develop probability and impact ratings for risks.
Quantitatively analyze risks to determine time/cost probabilities and impacts and overall project reserves.
Apply expected value analysis and decision tree analysis to project scenarios and make recommendations based on these models.
Develop response plans for top-risks that include approaches to avoid, mitigate, accept, and transfer risks.
Analyze methods of risk audits and project risk reviews in order to gather data for, and communicate results of, risk monitoring and control practices.
Evaluate risk management tools currently on the market.
Communicate risk management process steps and results to colleagues.
Critique the results of risk management activities on a project.
Propose strategies for the organizational adoption of effective risk management practices.
General responsibilities include:
For new courses requiring development:
Design a syllabus following program chair guidance and the syllabus template
Create content that aligns with course outcomes and offers the author’s experiences and perspectives on key points
For all courses - develop and deliver the course according to our teaching standards, which include actively facilitating online discussions, providing relevant and timely feedback on student work, reporting grades, and discussing student issues with staff
Create or refine and facilitate the course site in the Moodle learning management system
Students in the Project and Program Management Program learn how to manage stakeholders, lead teams and deliver projects to successful completion. Upon graduation, they are equipped with successful techniques for planning, estimating, budgeting, negotiation, conflict resolution, and communications management.The Project and Program Management program curriculum is consistent with PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). It integrates understandings of business functions and challenges at various levels of corporate operation.
All GPS Master’s courses are 10-weeks long and taught asynchronously in the online learning environment with no set days or times for interaction.
About GPS Faculty:
GPS Faculty instructors are active practitioners in the industries that align with our programs and have the professional expertise to bring to course discussions and threads. Instructors are part time and work fully online, with no requirement to appear on campus. Our faculty have earned at least a master’s degree with many holding terminal academic degrees and industry-specific credentials. Previous experience teaching online is not required; GPS offers a comprehensive training program for qualified applicants.
How to apply:
GPS welcomes applications for its adjunct faculty pool on an ongoing basis. The application process consists of the online application and, if subject matter qualifications are met, a series of interviews at the discretion of the Program Chair and Director of Program Development. Complete your application online.
Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:
Current active employment in the Project Management field or industry directly related to the course subject.
Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience as a Project Manager in a professional environment
Strong knowledge of different project management methodologies and frameworks (waterfall, SDLC, Agile, etc.)
Advanced skills in project risk management
Advanced skills in using risk tools, such as risk audits, project risk reviews, risk monitoring and control practices, cause-risk-effect analysis, probability and impact ratings, etc.
Strong knowledge of the PMI project management standards
Minimum of a Master’s degree
Excellent written communication skills and enthusiasm for teaching
PMP certification preferred
Teaching experience preferred; online teaching or learning experience preferred
General skill requirements include:
Strong interpersonal skills when relating to students
The ability to communicate effectively in writing, including conveying complex information and promoting in-depth engagement on course topics
The ability to devote adequate time to courses, including responding to students and providing meaningful feedback in a timely manner
About Brandeis University - Graduate Professional Studies
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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