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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in the Data Science Program, San

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in the Data Science Program, San Francisco/Silicon Valley

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Khoury College of Computer Sciences and College of Engineering invite applications for the position at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor/Full Teaching Professor in the Data Science Program beginning in the Spring 2021 semester. This position reports to the Director of the Data Science program in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and College of Engineering for the San Francisco Bay Area Campuses.

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 in 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, as well as 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.

Successful candidates will teach six core or elective courses per year in the MS program in Data Science. Additionally, advising students on curriculum matters, and on preparation for a career in Data Science will be required occasionally as well.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related field 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.

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Additional Information:
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

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