Adjunct Faculty: Special Topics in Technology Management

Brandeis University's Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry expert in the Open Source Software community to design and teach in our new Open Source Technology Management (OSTM) suite of course offerings. Brandeis University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning.

About the Course

RMGT 290: Special Topics in Technology Management-Assessment for Credit

The field of Technology Management is continually evolving. This Special Topics course facilitates the introduction of cutting-edge practices and technologies as they are introduced in the industry. With successful completion of two micro-courses within each topic area, there is a path for students to earn three graduate-level credits per topic area. [Each three-credit bundle is equal to an elective course within Brandeis GPS]. The topic areas include Open Source Community Development, Open Source Development Fundamentals and The Business of Open Source. 

This role will be responsible for advising and grading the portfolio assignment for all students who have enrolled in any of the three topic areas. The time period when this role will be contracted follows the standard GPS academic calendar. Students can only work on one assessment at a time but can complete more than one during the time period if time permits.

Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:

About the Open Source Technology Management Series

The Open Source Technology Management series prepares students to successfully leverage Open Source Software to advance business objectives, while authentically and successfully participating in open source communities of practice, and even advancing their own professional profiles and careers. Courses are student-centered, designed around problem-based learning enabling students to develop a critical understanding of open source principles and practices, such as collaborative development methods and models, communication styles and platforms, community assessment and engagement, intellectual property management, and organizational/operational practices. Real-world problems encountered in industry practice are  presented as case studies to provoke critical analysis, foster discussion, and explore resolutions.

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.