Boston University, The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

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Position ID:BU-CDS-CDSLEC21 [#18274]
Position Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Science, Databases, Machine Learning, Software Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/03/09, finished 2021/09/02, listed until 2021/12/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences invites applications for non-tenure-track full-time lecturer or senior lecturer positions, beginning as soon as July 1, 2021. Qualifications required of all applicants include a PhD degree or equivalent experience in any of the disciplines that span computing and data sciences and a strong commitment to teaching and curricular innovation.

Founded in 2019, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is a university-wide, degree-granting academic unit comprising scholars and researchers in core and applied areas of computing, computational, and data-driven inquiry. The Faculty will be housed in an iconic 19-story building with a convention-bending design inside and out at the heart of the BU Campus. Additional information about the Faculty is available at

Starting in the fall of 2021, CDS will be launching its signature undergraduate BS degree program in Data Science. Successful candidates will contribute to the roll out of this program, carrying out a workload equivalent to teaching five introductory or intermediate undergraduate courses covering foundational and core data science topics, including programming and software engineering, data structures and algorithms, and the mathematical underpinnings of data mining and machine learning. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, teaching responsibilities may extend to practicum courses in software engineering, data mining, machine learning, and AI. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly 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. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Computing and Data Sciences.

Application materials include current curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, and at least three letters of references. Title and salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and prior experience. Recent PhD graduates with a strong portfolio of teaching at the undergraduate level as well as computing and data science practitioners with a passion for bringing their expertise to bear on curricular offerings are encouraged to apply.

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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Further Info:
111 Cummington Mall, Suite 140
Boston, MA 02215