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Teaching Professor in Computer Science (Open Rank)

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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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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Teaching Professor in Computer Science (Open Rank)

About the Opportunity

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications for open rank full time non-tenure track faculty to teach in the Align Bridge, Continuing Education, and Computer Science [CS] and DataScience [DS] Masters Programs at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland, Maine.

The Roux Institute represents an exciting expansion of Northeastern University's global network to Portland, Maine. The mission of the Roux Institute is to develop and attract new talent to Maine, making Portland a hub for tech and the life sciences. In this environment, teaching faculty will build out and offer traditional courses and have the opportunity to develop more customized educational experiences with corporate partners.

The Align Bridge

The Align Bridge Program's mission is to close America's tech diversity gap. We are reinventing Computer Sciencepost-graduate education with an innovative Masters in CS or DS for students without an undergraduate CS degree. Scaling the Align program in Portland and throughout the Northeastern global campuses is a high priority initiative of Northeastern's Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

Women represent more than 50% of all bachelor's degree recipients but only 19.5% of CS graduates. Similarly,minoritized groups represent 25% of all bachelor's degree recipients but just 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will address not only a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of social equity and inclusion.

The Align MS program in CS or DS differs from a typical MS program in several 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 ofthe college's network of 500+ corporate partners,
  • available at night year-round so students can keep up with other commitments and finish in 2.5 years, and
  • offered locally at tech hubs across the country: Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Portland,ME.

In its first five years, the Align program achieved a graduation rate of 91%, with 100% employment and averagesalaries exceeding $100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared for tech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, the program takes at most 2.5 years to complete. The Align program has over 300 graduates, with more than 1000 students currently enrolled. 41% of Align graduates and 53% of current Alignstudents are women, and 8% of current Align students are members of minoritized groups. It is the ideal onramp for bringing a diversity of race, gender and thought to America's tech workforce.

In addition to a commitment to a diverse student body, Align has also built a diverse faculty to act as role models and leaders in computer science education. We offer a welcoming community of teachers and scholars and encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.


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. Course releases are also possible for faculty who wish to make time for research and scholarship or administrative leadership. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching courses across the offered degree programs:the Align Bridge programs for CS and DS; the MS programs for CS, DS, and Cybersecurity; and a new program in CS Education targeted at K-12 teachers. Interested faculty may also be involved in developing and teachingeducational offerings for corporate partners.

The successful candidate will create course content and materials, and collaborate closely with colleagues across the global campuses of Northeastern. Building relationships with students and service to the institute and wideruniversity are integral components of the position.


Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate field (e.g., Computer Science, CS Education) from an accredited institution by the appointment start date. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching excellence is required; new PhDs with a strong interest in teaching are encouraged to apply. The rank of the appointment will be based on the applicant's educational history and 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 intheir approach to teaching in an environment of experiential education. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skillsare required in order to communicate effectively with diverse and exceptional students in person and online. Successful applicants should be willing to teach in the evening and have the opportunity to spread their workload out over all three semesters: fall, spring, summer. For more information about the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, please visit

Additional Information:

Please submit:
  • a cover letter of interest highlighting your teaching accomplishments
  • any diversity and inclusion efforts, and relevant professional experience
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching statement that includes a list of courses you would like and are qualified to teach
  • a diversity statement
  • and the names and contact information of at least three references.

We will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications.

The Roux Institute is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and recognizes the strength that diversity in all its forms brings to the research endeavor. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and enthusiastically welcome applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Position Type


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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