Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to teach in our Technology 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:
RMGT 101:Perspectives on Information Technology is a core course in the Technology Management Master’s Program. This course serves as an introductory course in the IT Management curriculum, spanning the wide range of technologies in use in modern organizations. RMGT 101 provides a foundation for future study in strategic deployment of information technology in support of the business.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Explain the historical context for studying information technology.
Differentiate between different kinds of computer hardware and software, and assess the varying options for deploying software such as virtualization and Software as a Service.
Describe the fundamental issues in telecommunications and networking and basic networking terminology.
Recognize why the database, and more specifically, data, is critical to the business and to IT.
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of enterprise systems (ERP), and its core underpinnings, the relational database.
Differentiate between data warehouses and transactional databases, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Identify and analyze the core issues involved in deploying and maintaining E-commerce and Business-to-business (B2B) systems.
Describe standard systems analysis and custom software development processes, and reasons for selecting an appropriate process.
Identify and analyze the issues in making the build versus buy decisions, and, when buying, the issues involved in managing the vendor.
Assess the major issues involved in providing user support in a large organization, and explain how standards such as ITIL and CoBIT assist in this endeavor.
Differentiate between IT security and information security, and recognize the major issues in ensuring both types security.
Describe how legal compliance affects IT decisions, and discuss the potential impact of these compliance issues on the business.
Graduates of the Brandeis University Master’s in Technology Management are equipped to understand how information systems are designed to support business models and how information technology is used to automate and enhance business processes. Graduates are also prepared to leverage the available technology and resources to define and meet business objectives.
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 Associate Director of Faculty Operations. Complete your application online.
Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:
Current active employment in the Information Technology field, or related industry
Minimum of 10 years’ experience working at a managerial level in a technology organization
Practiced in modern technologies including: enterprise solutions, computer hardware and software, virtualization, Software as a Service, basic networking, telecommunications, and usages of data warehouses
Experience with legal compliances, IT security, identifying and analyzing core business issues, and user support, ITIL and CoBIT
Minimum of a Master’s degree
Teaching experience; online teaching or learning experience
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
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.