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Lecturer/Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor-Seattle

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Northeastern University Employee Benefits

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Lecturer/Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor-Seattle
Requisition Number FTFR000516
Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Seattle Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 01/01/2018

Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus has multiple positions available for Full Time teaching faculty in the Masters of Computer Science (MSCS) Program. The MSCS currently has around 250 students, and is projected to grow significantly in the next 2 years. The MSCS includes the ALIGN post-bachelors program, which rapidly teaches non-CS majors in the fundamentals of computer science before they enter the MS degree.

We are looking specific for new faculty with teaching experience in the following, although other areas of expertise will be considered:
1. Software design and engineering, at both introductory and advanced levels
2. Algorithms and data sciences, including machine learning and artificial intelligence
3. Cloud-scale systems, distributed systems and networking

Northeastern’s MSCS is highly experiential, and incorporates a CO-OP program that gives students industrial experience during their degree. Hence industrial experience will be highly regarded. The new faculty will be expected to teach both introductory ALIGN course as well as advanced MSCS electives. The ALIGN program has specific aims to increase diversity in the software industry, and appointees with an interest in promoting our programs to underrepresented minorities will be especially welcome.

Northeastern University is a global university recognized by our renowned co-op program and our focus on experiential learning. We are experiencing dramatic growth in enrollment and academic innovation. The College of Computer and Information Science is one of the fastest growing colleges in the university. It is home to over 1200+ undergraduate students and 1000+ graduate students. We have three undergraduate majors (Computer, Data and Information Science) and over 26 combined majors (CS+X). In the graduate program we offer masters in CS, Data Science, Information Assurance and Cyber Security, Health Informatics and Health Data Analytics. Many of our programs are interdisciplinary programs with other colleges here at Northeastern.


Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer and/or Information Science from an accredited institution by the start date. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is strongly preferred. Rank of appointment at either the Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Full Teaching Professor level will be determined on prior teaching experience and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. Successful candidates will have demonstrated an expert grasp of knowledge of the field at all levels and be creative in their approach to teaching in an environment of cooperative, interdisciplinary and experiential education. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online.

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Additional Information

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

For further information, contact Dr. Ian Gorton, Director of Computer Science, Seattle Campus –

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

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
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