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Open Rank Full Time Faculty: Analytics (Seattle)

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Open Rank Full Time Faculty: Analytics (Seattle)

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:
Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track, Open Rank Professor position in the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics degree program. The position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

The mission of the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program is to foster foundational analytics skills among working professionals and undergraduates, including managing data, conducting data analysis such as regression, forecasting, segmentation, optimization, data warehousing, data visualization, problem solving, and data story telling. This degree prepares students for entry-¬‐ and mid-¬‐level roles in analytics-enabled jobs, such as Financial Analyst, Management Analyst, Research Associate, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Mining Analyst, and Data Specialist. Furthermore, the degree prepares data driven decision makers like Chief Information Officers, Human Recourse Managers, and Marketing Mangers, to leverage data and insight to inform strategy and operational decisions.

The degree is deeply rooted in experiential learning that is closely linked to professional applications in the work force and prepares the student with the opportunity to apply the learnings to professional domains or disciplines (e.g. business, marketing, research).

The position offering is a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year renewable appointment as an Open Rank Professor. The candidate will be expected to teach as a content expert in analytics, with particular expertise in probability and statistics, big data and data management, descriptive and predictive analytics, data warehousing and data visualization. The mastery of selected advanced systems technologies (such as Python, R, SQL, Hadoop, and Machine Learning) is a must, knowledge about Artificial Intelligence is a plus.

The position is based in Seattle, Washington. Courses are taught in multiple formats including online, and hybrid. Faculty enjoy a collegial work environment that allows for work-life balance, and are expected to be available to students, whether in-person or online. Faculty may be allowed for remote work up to 2 days in a standard five-day week. They are however required to maintain office hours as directed and necessary. Faculty contribute to the College's mission through teaching, service and scholarship. The faculty member will report directly to the Faculty Director of the Domain Analytics & Enterprise Intelligence.

This full-time, non-tenure track faculty member will teach a minimum of 6 courses in the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics, and the recently launched Applied Analytics Certificate throughout the academic year (teaching load is subject to periodic reviews by the unit and college); actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to the following:

Program & Regional Support
  • Collaborating with the Faculty Director and Faculty Lead and Seattle Campus Leadership to develop and drive regional strategies for program expansion, including:
  • Analyzing regional enrollment and retention data and developing strategies to achieve regional enrollment goals.
  • Reviewing and refining the program's regional positioning and messaging documents.
  • Evaluating the fiscal viability of the regional program within the overall portfolio.
  • Promoting development of new degrees and certificates within the portfolio to meet demands of the marketplace.
  • Identifying enrollments goals for regional programs
  • Collaborating with the Faculty Director and Faculty Lead and Seattle Campus Leadership to define processes and best practices for leveraging professional networks within the region to create deeper connections between stakeholders.
  • Creating local events to increase student connections to regional campus, on-ground student development, and expanding impact of curricular content within the market.
  • Coordinating with the Faculty Lead in the creation and management of industry advisory boards.
  • Representing the program in regional orientations, open houses, and tracking student progress.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Lead, identify and reach out to possible Co-op and experiential learning sponsors to establish relationships and define engagement.
  • Closely collaborate with other departments such as Academic Quality Assessment, Online Experiential Learning, Marketing, Enrollment, and Admissions.
  • Closely collaborate with other programs like Project Management in Seattle and across campuses.

  • Curricular Oversight
    • In conjunction with the Faculty Lead, developing and implementing course learning outcomes, curriculum maps, resource guides, textbooks, syllabi templates, and updated course materials; includes region specific coursework as desired.
    • Overseeing the instruction of specific courses within the curriculum. Responsibilities include supporting the Faculty Lead in the selection of instructors, advising on syllabi, and evaluating instructor performance.
    • Identifying and providing recommendations to keep curriculum relevant and industry leading.
    • Working with the Faculty Lead to ensure regional programs meet license/accreditation requirements and participate in comprehensive regional evaluations and periodic reviews.
    • In collaboration with the Faculty Lead, creating modularity guidelines and recommendations for program content integration across the programs and regional campuses.

    Faculty & Student Support
    • In coordination with the Faculty Lead, assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offering follow-up coaching to regional part time faculty.
    • Collaborating with the Faculty Lead to recruit and vet qualified candidates for part time faculty positions.
    • Assisting the program in the onboarding of new regional part time faculty and maintaining ongoing communications and mentorship to gauge engagement within the program.
    • Providing opportunities for part time faculty to engage with program and college activities; seek their professional and curricular feedback.
    • Working with faculty and staff in providing advice regarding course selection as requested by Academic Advisors and/or Program Managers.

    CPS Support
    • Participating in program and faculty committee meetings as applicable.
    • Serving on committees that support the mission of the program and the vision of the College and wider University.
    • Canvas training through Northeastern University Online is required prior to teaching in the Analytics program.

    • Terminal degree in Analytics or related field. Degree must be conferred by the appointment start date.
    • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years' experience in a leadership role in advanced analytics. Knowledgeable about how to manage, analyze, communicate, visualize, and lead with Artificial Intelligence is a plus.
    • The successful candidate must demonstrate strong teaching abilities (both on-ground and online), and a dedication to continued improvement as an educator. Experience teaching at the master's level, teaching and developing on ground and online courses, and proven success in working with international students are desired attributes.
    • Previous work experience in analytics in the private sector is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Salary Grade:

    Additional Information:
    This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes being present on the Seattle campus, required evening hours and the possibility of weekend hours. There is a possibility of traveling periodically throughout the year to California, and other satellite campuses and Boston, MA (the College would cover travel and lodging costs). There may be opportunities to teach overseas.

    Northeastern University is a global, experiential and leading research university, built on a tradition of engagement with business, industry and communities to create a distinctive approach to education, research and service. Located in one of the most beautiful cities in Seattle is vibrant and stimulating and provides exciting opportunities to grow, learn and to make significant contributions. The College of Professional Studies offers innovative and flexible programs that allow adult learners and working professionals to complete their degrees. CPS offers associate, bachelor's degree, certificate programs and post-baccalaureate programs in fast-growing fields such as biotechnology, leadership, business administration, finance, project management, information technology and management. Degrees are delivered in full or part-time formats and courses are offered in a variety of on-campus and online options.

    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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