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Boston University Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences ( invites applications for a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor to serve as its Director of Undergraduate Studies beginning as soon as July 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 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. In the Fall of 2021, CDS launched its signature undergraduate BS degree program in Data Science. Additional information about the Faculty is available at

The successful candidate will be appointed as a clinical faculty member in CDS at the rank of assistant professor, carrying a teaching load of three introductory or intermediate undergraduate courses per year, covering foundational and core data science subjects. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, the successful candidate will play a key role in the academic advising, mentorship, and career counseling of students, and in the development of the instructional capacity supporting CDS’s undergraduate programs. Initial appointment will be for a renewable three-year term with future longer-term appointments expected.


Applications for this position are now accepted at: 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, postdocs, lecturers, or practitioners who are interested in an academic career focusing on teaching and mentorship of undergraduate students. Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of pedagogical innovation in topics that are relevant to data science, most notably mathematical and algorithmic foundation, 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.

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.

We are 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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