Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Project Management

Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Project Management
New York University School of Professional Studies
Division of Programs in Business

The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks an Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Project Management for the Division of Programs in Business.

The Academic Director oversees the Master of Science in Project Management. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Division of Programs in Business, the Academic Director will lead the Project Management faculty and draw support from the field to advance the program's academic mission. S/he will work closely with the Department Chair to implement the program goals and vision and increase the program profile and visibility.

In this role, the director is responsible for, but not limited to, the following expectations.

  • Leading and guiding adjunct faculty to achieve the program's academic goals and objectives successfully.
  • Building and sustaining relationships with professionals and program graduates to grow program reputation and student opportunity.
  • Design and update curricula to maintain course and program relevance and quality.
  • Proficiency in teaching and learning; experience working with professional studies programs is desired.
  • Recruiting and mentoring faculty to encourage effective teaching and research.

In addition to the administration responsibilities, the Academic Director will also actively teach within the program, teaching two classes each for the fall and spring semesters.

This full-time faculty position is a nine-month appointment with a two-year renewable faculty contract. The Academic Director role is a twelve-month administrative appointment that runs concurrently with the faculty role. The rank of the position is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 - $135,000 as well as an administrative stipend of $10,000 - $60,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

The successful candidate will be a committed educator with evidence of meaningful contributions to industry and academia. The candidate will possess advanced academic credentials (Ph.D. or other advanced terminal degree) and at least five years of substantial direct experience in project or program management. Expertise and familiarity with the field of project management is required. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is strongly preferred. We seek an individual with professional experience who can oversee academic content and delivery in alignment with current industry needs and emerging trends in the field. Candidates who have taught a diverse population of students are especially encouraged to apply. Prior teaching experience is required.

About the Division of Programs in Business
The Division of Programs in Business provides applied, professional education for students interested in becoming leaders in the functional areas of a business: marketing, human resources, management and technology, and finance. Students from around the world are immersed in highly relevant curricular and co-curricular programs that combine academic theory and the rich professional expertise of industry practitioners from New York City’s business community. This experience creates a dynamic teaching and learning environment in which students gain and apply practical skills to solve complex, real-world problems in business and society.

The Project Management degree is in the Management and Technology department and is supported by more than 100 adjunct faculty members. The program prepares approximately 300 graduate students annually to become innovative and socially responsible leaders in their chosen fields.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Founded in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) offers a broad range of degree and non-degree programs that are professionally oriented, integrate theory with real-world practice, and are taught by faculty members who are leaders and innovators in their fields. The School plays a critical role in workforce development in emerging and evolving sectors of industry in New York City and around the globe, including real estate; marketing and PR; technology and project management; global affairs; hospitality, travel, and tourism; human capital management; sports business; communications/media; publishing; professional writing; translation; and the arts, among others. NYUSPS has become the third-largest graduate school of NYU, attracting students from around the world. The School also serves the undergraduate market with traditional, four-year degrees in real estate, hotel and tourism management, and sports management, in addition to programs for post-traditional students. Working professionals and adult learners can enhance their careers and/or enrich their intellect through more than 1,500 continuing education courses, certificates, and diploma programs and world-renowned industry conferences, seminars, and events.

Application Instructions
To apply, go to: Please submit a cover letter and CV. While not required upon initial application, finalists will be asked to submit references. The review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For best consideration, please submit materials by January 29, 2024. The search will continue until the ideal candidate is identified. 

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