Boston University, The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

4072 19905
Position ID:BU-CDS-CDSPOP2022 [#19905]
Position Title: Associate Professor of the Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science / Computational Social Science, High-Performance Data Analytics
Computer Science / Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Science, Databases, Machine Learning, Security and Privacy, Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications, Software Engineering, Teaching Stream Appointment
Computational Science and Engineering / Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Sciences, Machine Learning
Data Mining & Machine Learning / Interdisciplinary Research
Appl Deadline:2022/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/04, finished 2022/07/19, listed until 2022/04/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) invites applications for the inaugural MassMutual non-tenure-track Associate Professor of the Practice in Computing & Data Sciences, beginning as early as January 1, 2022. Qualifications required of all applicants include extensive experience commensurate with a PhD degree or equivalent in any of the disciplines that span computing and data sciences and a strong commitment to teaching and to curricular development that is informed by contemporary, real-world experience in an academic or industrial setting.

Founded in 2019, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences is a university-wide, degree-granting academic unit focused on core and applied areas of computing, computational, and data-driven inquiry. Housed in an iconic 19-story building with a convention-bending design to be completed in 2022, CDS complements traditional cognate academic disciplines by laying the foundation for innovation-driven, civic-minded computing to maximize the real-world impact of research, curricular, and co-curricular programs that are thematically aligned with strategic goals of the university. Additional information about the Faculty is available at

Seeded by a $1-million gift from MassMutual to Boston University, the MassMutual Associate Professor of the Practice will teach four courses in core data science subjects per academic year, and will be responsible for supervision of directed studies and capstone projects for undergraduate and graduate students, including those pursued in collaboration with external partners. The successful candidate will take on a key leadership role in overseeing programming associated with this extraordinary partnership. This includes mentoring students in the MassMutual Externship program, leading CDS outreach and community-building events, and contributing to CDS’s overall mission of leveraging computing and data science for real-world, societally relevant impact in collaboration with partnering organizations at the University and beyond.

Application materials include current curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing teaching and pedagogical innovation interests, and at least three letters of references. Applications are welcome from recent PhD graduates with a strong portfolio of applied research as well as from practitioners with a passion for bringing industry expertise to bear on curricular offerings. Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of pedagogical innovation in topics that are relevant to data science, most notably software and data engineering, data mining, machine learning, and AI. Candidates from underrepresented groups and those who have a track record of broadening participation in computing and data science are encouraged to apply. Initial appointment will be for a renewable three-year term with future longer-term appointments expected.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a diverse community, which is essential to its mission as expressed at BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD. CDS is dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in computing.

BU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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