Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to develop and teach in our Software Engineering 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 position and course:
We are currently looking to hire an adjunct instructor for RSEG 181: Agile Software Development. This elective course will use a variety of software projects and case studies to define agile software development practices and the concepts of adaptive and evolutionary refinement, and to demonstrate how they can be used to deliver software projects. The course will examine best practices in applying agile software development techniques as a flexible response to changes. SCRUM framework, a popular methodology in Agile Software Development, will be examined and used in team projects, as a flexible methodology for self-organizing teams.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Apply Agile Software Development methodology to the development of software under the challenges of changing requirements and short delivery timeframes
Apply the SCRUM methodology to establish self-directed, flexible and high-performing software development teams
The Master of Software Engineering Program provides students with the knowledge to provide high-quality technical leadership, communicate effectively and think critically about a wide range of issues arising in the context of working constructively on software projects. Upon graduation, students are equipped to apply best practices to design, develop, operate and maintain software systems.
All GPS Masters 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 Software Engineering field or related industry
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in software engineering or information technology as a team leader or a senior technical expert while applying Agile or SCRUM development practices
Expertise in Agile Software Development theory and practices, including:
Agile development practices and impact to the software development lifecycle
SCRUM practices for development projects
Managing Risk and Change on software projects using Agile development approach
Agile practice impacts to software design and quality assurance
Teaching experience preferred; online teaching or learning experience preferred
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
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
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Brandeis University - GPS
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.