Northeastern University: Data Science Director

Primary responsibilities include teaching and overseeing all aspects of the professional MS program in Data Science. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure track position.

Northeastern University At: Northeastern University
Location: Boston, MA

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The College of Computer & Information Science and College of Engineering invite applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor & Director of the Data Science Program beginning in Spring or Summer 2018. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure track position.

Primary responsibilities include teaching and overseeing all aspects of the professional MS program in Data Science. The Program Director will provide overall coordination of program offerings and assist in developing teaching schedules on a semester by semester basis; Will direct the Admissions Committee in reviewing applications for admission to the program; Advise and monitor students' performance, and review their academic records to determine eligibility for graduation. The Program Director will also teach three courses per year. This position reports to the Associate Deans of the Graduate Programs in the College of Computer and Information Science and College of Engineering.

Key Responsibilities of the Program Director include:

  • Interact with industrial and government agencies on behalf of the program; identify resources; Work with CCIS and COE faculty advisory board to review and revise program as needed;
  • Coordinate staffing of approved program courses and other approved program positions, and resolve program space needs and issues; Evaluate faculty effectiveness;
  • Hire full and part-time teaching faculty to teach in the program; Manage and coordinate all academic activities, including the creation of and grading of the program entrance examination;
  • Provide overall coordination of program curriculum; Assist in developing teaching schedule on a semester by semester basis;
  • Direct admission committee in reviewing applications for admission to the program; Develop and implement, in collaboration with the Office of Enrollment Management, innovative marketing, recruitment and retention strategies to meet enrollment objectives;
  • Represent the program internally at various college and inter-university functions;
  • Oversee the hiring of program PT and FTNTT faculty.
Student Services and Advising:
  • Advise students regarding curriculum matters; Work with CCIS Graduate Student services on managing the academic probation and academic suspension process--monitor student performance at the end of each semester;
  • Review reading/research/project/thesis course approval forms; Work with graduate school Associate Dean on student conduct and disciplinary matters; Manage graduation clearance process for IA students;
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science or related field by the start date. Teaching experience at the graduate level strongly preferred. The rank of appointment at either the Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Full Professor 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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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.

Additional Information:

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.