The Khoury College of Computer Sciences invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position, beginning in Fall 2022. Applications will also be considered for Spring/Fall 2023.
Candidates will be considered from all areas in computing or related fields, with a particular emphasis on candidates whose research focuses on artificial intelligence or technology policy. The Colleges are especially interested in applicants working at the intersection of multiple scientific fields. Candidates are expected to have or to develop an independently funded research program of international caliber and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The Khoury College of Computer Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Law, and D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University jointly seek to fill an open rank tenure line position in the area of Artificial Intelligence/Technology Policy. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program with high relevance to policy, regulatory, societal, or governance issues raised by artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, big data, or other aspects of computing technology. The person filling this position will have training/expertise in both computer science and a related field, and they will contribute to interdisciplinary research and curriculum projects. Applicants should be fluent with the practical aspects of technologies that underlie modern, data-driven systems, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Research areas can include technology and society, law, public policy, culture, or sociology, among others. This will be a joint position in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and one or more of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Law, and D’Amore-McKim School of Business, with the tenure home to be determined in consultation with the person filling the position.
Candidates should also have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and conducting an independent research program.
A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field in the area of artificial intelligence or technology policy is required by the appointment start date.
Khoury College has a diverse tenure/tenure-track faculty of 64, and it offers a broad array of research and educational opportunities to students. Since 2012, the college has hired 51 outstanding faculty members, and plans to continue this strategic growth in the coming years. Faculty research spans all areas of computing and is interdisciplinary across seven of Northeastern’s colleges; 16 of the 64 faculty have joint appointments with other academic departments, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Art and Design, Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Religion, Business, Mathematics, and Law. Khoury faculty members are integral to Northeastern University’s multidisciplinary institutes including the Network Science Institute, the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and the new Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence.
The college offers three undergraduate degrees (CS, Data Science and Cybersecurity); seven MS degrees (CS, Health Informatics, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Game Science and Design, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics) and four PhD degrees (CS, Network Science, Personalized Health Informatics, and Cybersecurity). Several of these are interdisciplinary degrees with other Colleges at Northeastern.
Khoury College is committed to broadening participation in CS to increase diversity of thought and demographics. For undergraduates, Khoury offers 36+ combined majors (CS+X) and has recently launched the Center for Inclusive Computing, which has the mission to broaden participation in undergraduate computing programs nationally. At the graduate level Khoury is now scaling its successful Align MS in CS program for people who did not study CS as an undergraduate. This includes building a consortium of universities in the U.S. to offer similar programs.
Khoury College has grown rapidly over the last five years in response to increased student demand at the BS, MS and PhD level and projects a continuation of this growth for the next few years. We invite you to join a fast-moving, ambitious college with an underlying mission that is best captured by the phrase “CS for Everyone.”
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.
Northeastern University is home to 27,000 full- and part-time students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Khoury College has been a major participant in this initiative and will continue the efforts this year, with additional interdisciplinary searches ongoing in related areas. Northeastern University has seven campuses located in Boston (the primary home of our tenure/tenure-track faculty), Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Charlotte, London, Vancouver and Toronto. Khoury offers the MS in CS and the Align MS in CS at 5 of the 7 campuses. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.khoury.northeastern.edu.
Screening of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 1, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.
Additional information and instructions for submitting application materials may be found at the following web site: Careers at Northeastern.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.