The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications for multiple positions at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor/ Full Teaching Professor in the Align Bridge, Continuing Education, and Masters Programs at The Roux Institute at Northeastern in Portland, Maine beginning in January 2021, June 2021, or September 2021.
The Roux Institute represents an exciting expansion of Northeastern University’s global network to Portland, Maine. The mission of the Roux Institute is to develop and attract new talent to Maine, making Portland a hub for tech and the life sciences. In this environment, teaching faculty will build out and offer traditional courses and have the opportunity to develop more customized educational experiences.
The Align Bridge Program’s mission is to close America’s tech diversity gap. We are reinventing Computer Science post-graduate education with an innovative Experiential Masters in CS for Non-Computer Science Majors. Scaling the Align program is a high priority initiative of Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences.
Women represent more than 50% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but only 19.5% of CS graduates. Similarly, minoritized groups represent 25% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but just 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will address not only a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of social equity and inclusion.
The Align MS in CS program differs from a typical MS in CS program in several ways. It is
- designed for students who did not earn an undergraduate degree in CS,
- coupled with Northeastern’s famous co-op program to provide a paid 6-8 month work experience in one of the college’s network of 500+ corporate partners,
- taught at night year-round so students can keep up with other commitments and finish in 2.5 years, and
- offered locally at tech hubs across the country: Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Portland, ME.
Our 5 year pilot to date has already demonstrated a graduation rate of 91%, with 100% employment and average salaries exceeding $100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared for tech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, the program takes only 2.5 years to complete. The Align program is nearing 300 graduates, with over 1000 more students currently enrolled. 41% of Align graduates and 53% of current Align students are women, and 8% of current Align students are members of minoritized groups. It is the ideal onramp for bringing a diversity of race, gender and thought to America’s tech workforce.
In addition to a commitment to a diverse student body, Align has also built a diverse faculty to act as role models and leaders in computer science education. We offer a welcoming community of teachers and scholars and encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.