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Teaching Professor and Director of Professional Programs

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: College of Professional Studies

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Portland, ME are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University invites applications for positions at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Full Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in the College of Professional Studies and Director of Professional Programs at Northeastern’s Roux Institute, located at our newest campus in Portland, Maine.  Northeastern’s Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we’re together creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors.


The Director of Professional Programs at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will provide the leadership for overseeing the growth of a diversity of programs offered at Northeastern’s Portland, Maine campus, including the programming in Applied Analytics and Project Management from the College of Professional Studies.

The Director will teach two courses per year and will have the opportunity to recruit full and part-time faculty to enrich our courses at the Portland, Maine campus, and ultimately throughout the network of campuses that comprise the Northeastern Network. In addition, they are expected to collaborate with and learn from faculty and administration in all of the Network Campuses on curriculum development, student recruitment, student experience, corporate relationship development, and staffing. The director will interface with industry, philanthropic supporters and strategic partners to build the program’s brand and reach.

The Portland, Maine campus presents an opportunity to enroll a substantial number of ambitious students and build relationships with major corporations located in Portland, Maine. The Director will be charged with building an innovative and dynamic academic atmosphere that contributes to the university’s mission of redefining graduate education. The position requires an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic vision to guide program growth.

The Director must be a professional who has the ability to work with Northeastern faculty and staff to develop deep academic and employment relationships with regional industry, enjoys interacting with students, and has an entrepreneurial bent to grow something unique in higher education.



Candidates will be considered who have multiple years of professional experience in applied analytics, applied machine learning, business analytics, or project management.  A terminal degree and teaching experience in afield relevant to Analytics and/or Project Management are required.

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Additional Information:

Please submit a cover letter of interest highlighting relevant professional experience and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications.

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



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