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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor Masters programs including the Align MS in

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor Masters programs including the Align MS in CS, San Jose, CA

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications for positions at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor/Full Teaching Professor in the Masters Programs and in the Align Program at Northeastern's San Jose campus beginning January or September 2021.

We are seeking highly-motivated individuals committed to excellence in teaching. Full-time appointments at all ranks are renewable, career-focused non-tenure-track positions with responsibilities in teaching and service. Opportunities for research and scholarship are possible with course releases to make time for scholarship. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses at the MS-level and in the Align Program (see below for a description). We are searching across all areas of computer and data science. Classes primarily meet in the evening and are small, with 10-40 students in a section. Faculty are supported with TAs and graders. The successful candidate will create course content and materials, and collaborate closely with colleagues across all Northeastern University campuses (Boston, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley). Student advising and service to the college and university are an integral component of the position. Northeastern University is a global university recognized by our renowned co-op program and our focus on experiential learning.

About the Align Program: Align's mission is to close America's tech diversity gap. To do so, we are reinventing Computer Science post-graduate education by scaling an innovative Experiential Masters in Computer Science for Non-Computer Science Majors. Scaling Align is a primary initiative of Northeastern University's Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

The Challenge

Women represent more than 50% of all bachelor's degree recipients but only 18% of CS graduates. Similarly, underrepresented minorities represent 25% of all bachelor's degree recipients but just 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will not only address a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of social equity and inclusion.

Our Solution

The Align MS in CS program differs from typical MS in CS programs in several key ways. It is:

  • Designed for students who did not earn an undergraduate degree in CS

  • Coupled with Northeastern's famous co-op program to provide a paid 6-8 month work experience in one of the college's network of 500+ corporate partners

  • Taught at night year-round so students can keep up with other commitments and finish in 2.5 years

  • Offered locally at tech hubs across the country: Boston, Charlotte, San Francisco (opened in January 2019), Seattle, and Silicon Valley.

    Our 5 year pilot to date has already demonstrated a graduation rate of 91%, with 100% employment and average salaries exceeding $100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared for tech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, the program takes only 2.5 years to complete. Most importantly, more than half of our graduates will be women and more than 25% will be underrepresented minorities. It is the ideal onramp for bringing a diversity of race, gender and thought to America's tech workforce. Across all campuses we currently have 560 students in the Align MS in CS.

    The Silicon Valley campus is embedded at a widely respected industry partner, Integrated Device Technology, in San Jose. Note that classes are given in the day and evening and are offered year round.

    Please learn more about the Align program at our website,

    Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer and/or Information Science from an accredited institution by the start date. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching excellence is required, but we will consider fresh PhDs. Rank of appointment at the Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Full Teaching Professor level will be determined on prior experience and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. Successful candidates will have demonstrated an expert grasp of knowledge of the field and be creative in their approach to teaching in an environment of experiential education. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with diverse and exceptional students in person and online. Successful applicants are willing to teach in the evening and during summer sessions if appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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    Additional Information:
    Please submit a cover letter of interest highlighting teaching accomplishments and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

    Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and includes an outstanding benefits package.

    For more information about the College, please visit

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit

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