Boston University, The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

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Position ID:BU-CDS-CDSPTLECT [#19406]
Position Title: Adjunct Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Algorithms, Applied Math/Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Statistics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/09/02)
Position Description:    

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The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences invites applications for non-tenure-track, part-time lecturer positions, beginning as soon as January 1, 2022. Qualifications include a Masters degree (required) or PhD degree (preferred), 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 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

In the Fall of 2021, CDS launched 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 at least one introductory or intermediate undergraduate course 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.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Required application materials include current curriculum vitae and a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests. Reference letters will be requested as needed. Compensation is per course per semester at a highly competitive rate. 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. CDS also has full-time positions available. Please see for opportunities. 

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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111 Cummington Mall, Suite 140
Boston, MA 02215