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Open-Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in Economics and Data Science

Northeastern University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 8, 2023

Open-Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in Economics and Data Science

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative colleagues with a record of teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion.


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Professor of the Practice or Teaching Professor (open rank) at Northeastern University's campus in Seattle, Washington. The programmatic focus is at the intersection of the Economics and Data Science fields. The expected start date is Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Qualified applicants may be considered for a joint appointment in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

This position will support the Master of Science program in Economics with a concentration in Data Science at Northeastern University—Seattle, a part of the university's global campus system. Responsibilities include supporting on-ground admissions and recruitment; mentoring and advising Seattle-based students as well as online learners; teaching graduate-level courses in microeconomics or macroeconomics, statistics or econometrics, applied economic policy analysis, and/or computational courses in support of the Data Science concentration; and collaborating with the College on the development of partnerships for experiential and research opportunities in the Seattle area.

The ideal candidate will have a strong professional record with extensive expertise in the fields of Economics and Data Science, a commitment to student success and experiential learning, and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentorship. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The position will support the University's commitment to innovation and inclusion in teaching as well as the College's commitment to social justice through interdisciplinary transformative thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, or international levels.

Successful candidates will teach courses that align with individual strengths and curricular needs as well as contributing to and developing co-curricular programming and opportunities for students at the Seattle campus. Teaching across multiple modalities, including on-ground, online, and hybrid, will be expected and is well supported by the college and university.


A PhD or equivalent professional experience in Economics, Data Science, or Computer Science, or other related area by the appointment start date as well as teaching excellence or potential for teaching excellence is preferred. The ideal candidate will bring expertise from academia, NGOs, government, or industry in the fields of Applied Economics with a focus on Data Science, Analytics, or Computer Science. Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven teaching proficiency are expected. Familiarity with online teaching is beneficial.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include: a cover letter of interest highlighting teaching accomplishments and relevant professional experiences and a curriculum vitae, as well as the names and contact information of three references, which will be contacted with permission from the candidate.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Jun Ma, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Economics and and Dean's Leadership Fellow in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The expected hiring range for this position is USD $99,600 to USD $220,000, based upon the position's scope and responsibilities.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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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