Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to develop and 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 102:Strategic Information Technology: Operational Strategy is core course in the Technology Management Master’s Program. This course examines amines strategic operational issues from the perspective of the CIO or IT Director, exploring how IT organizations can best be managed. The course explores best practices for deploying limited financial and human resources for optimal results. At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Assess the importance of planning in IT organizations and contrast it to other types of business planning.
Discuss the strategic value of a technology roadmap.
Discuss key issues in IT budgeting.
Identify the level of maturity of a particular IT organization, and explain the factors that contribute to a more mature IT organization.
Identify the key operational issues and core capabilities required to deliver IT services, as well as the role of standards to assess in delivering and measuring the quality of IT services.
Identify the different options in sourcing, along with their advantages, disadvantages and potential concerns.
Assess ways of effectively managing IT's information management and information delivery responsibilities.
Discuss the impact of government regulation on IT, and assess major regulations and their significance; assess ways that IT can support an effective policy and regulatory compliance program.
Evaluate the role and functions of the CIO, and assess attributes of a successful CIO.
Identify the major factors in IT planning and implementation in a global organization.
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
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 Director of Program Development. 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 in an Information Technology organization at a manager level
Strong understanding of challenges and opportunities from the perspective of the Chief Information Officer - including technology road maps, strategy, sourcing, IT budgeting, role of the CIO, implementations, government regulation, and effectively managing information management
Experience with key operational issues and core capabilities required to deliver IT services.
Master’s degree Minimum of a Master’s degree
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.