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Lecturer/Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor-Align MS in CS at the Charlotte Campus

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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-Align MS in CS at the Charlotte Campus
Requisition Number FTFR000917
Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Charlotte Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 01/23/2018

The College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University invites applications for positions at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor/Full Teaching Professor in the Computer Science Align Program at our campus in Charlotte beginning in Summer 2018, September 2018 or January 2019.

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 in the Align MS in CS Program (see below for a description). We are searching across all areas of computer science and data science. Classes primarily meet in the evening and are small 10-40 students. Teaching faculty are supported with TAs and graders. The successful candidate will create course content and materials, and collaborate closely with colleagues across all Northeastern University campuses (Boston, Charlotte, Seattle and Silicon Valley) to develop new academic programs and relationships with the business community. 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.

About the Align Program: Align’s mission is to close America’s tech diversity gap. To do so, we are reinventing Computer Science post-graduate education by scaling an innovative Experiential Masters in Computer Science for Non-Computer Science Majors. Scaling Align is a primary initiative of Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science.

The Challenge

Women represent more than 50% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but only 18% of CS graduates. Similarly, underrepresented minorities represent 25% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but just 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will not only address a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of social equity and inclusion.

Our Solution

The Align MS in CS program differs from typical MS in CS programs in several key 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 of the college’s network of 500+ corporate partners
• Taught at night year-round so students can keep up with other commitments and finish in 2.5 years
• Offered locally at tech hubs across the country (Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, with at least one more to come)

Our 4.5 year pilot to date has already demonstrated a graduation rate 91%, with 100% employment and average salaries exceeding $100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared for tech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, the program takes only 2.5 years to complete. Most importantly, more than half of our graduates will be women and more than 25% will be underrepresented minorities. It is the ideal onramp for bringing a diversity of race, gender and thought to America’s tech workforce.  In January 2018 we welcomed our Charlotte inaugural cohort of Align students. We will focus on building a second robust cohort for Fall of 2018 and continue to grow the program. Note that classes are given in the evening and run year round. Our plan is to grow the Charlotte campus to serve over 200 students per year.

Please learn more about the Align program at our website,


Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer and/or Information Science from an accredited institution by the start date. Teaching experience is preferred, 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 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 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 will to teach in the evening and during summer sessions if appropriate.For more information about the College, please visit

Additional Information

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

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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