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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor and Associate Director - Information Systems Program - Toronto

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Toronto, ON Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Information Systems (IS) Program, which is currently under consideration for ministerial consent by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, is seeking to fill an Associate Director/Teaching Faculty role that will be located on our Toronto, Canada campus. In this role, the Associate Director/Teaching Faculty will work closely with the College of Engineering Senior Management team. The selected candidate’s duties will be divide amongst instruction, program facilitation, and program development. The selected candidate is expected to teach, advise, develop, and implement course schedules, as well as identify new and industry trending subjects for curriculum advancement. Additionally, the Associate Director/Teaching Faculty will oversee and manage various administrative functions of the program.

Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning. The ideal candidate for this role will have a terminal credential in a related engineering field, 10+ years of experience in either higher education and/or a relevant engineering field, experience with academic programs and diverse student populations, and a demonstrated ability to problem solve and manage multiple responsibilities concurrently. Preference will be given to candidates with both a combination of academic and industry experience. The IS Program at Northeastern University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.  In research and teaching environments, members of the University community work to cultivate an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomic background, family education level, ability – and other visible and nonvisible differences. 


The duties associated with this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop plans to achieve programmatic goals and implement solutions specific to the underlying regional campus programs
  • Instruct and prepare students to improve relevance, rigor, and quality through teachings and course offerings
  • Assist in the student recruitment and management of the program delivered at the Toronto Campus
  • Implement a program improvement process via measurement and feedback
  • Work in coordination with other units in the college and the Registrar’s Office to schedule courses that meet the needs of students and related programs
  • Market, recruit, and manage other public relations activities for programs
  • Contribute to the recruitment and hiring of full-time and part-time faculty
  • Develop and implement programs to enhance the quality of the student experience: manage processes, outreach, content, and finances
  • Manage course development related to coordination and administrative functions
  • Work to define and enforce policies and procedures associated with the supported programs
  • Counsels students on academic advising and other academic matters
  • Responds to teacher and student inquiries
  • Oversee and manage regional administrative staff
  • Interpret and communicate local and University policies and procedures for students, Faculty, and staff
  • And other duties as required


Successful candidates will be expected to teach six core or elective courses per year in the MS program in Information Systems. A reduced load will be negotiated to take on more administrative responsibility.


A PhD in a related engineering field is required by the appointment start date. The ideal candidate for this role will have a terminal credential in a related engineering field, 10+ years of experience in either higher education and/or a relevant engineering field, experience with academic programs and diverse student populations, and a demonstrated ability to problem solve and manage multiple responsibilities concurrently. We are seeking an experienced professional, capable of independently leading program development, management, and performing a diverse range of academic support and management functions. A preferred candidate will have experience with: academic program design; managerial principles and practices; program planning principles; program coordination principles, practices, and techniques; troubleshooting and solving complex program issues; diverse populations and cultures. The ideal candidate will also have relevant industry experience and/or research program in the following areas such as: software engineering, algorithm design and analysis, machine learning/AI, application engineering, cloud technologies, Blockchain, Big Data technologies/platforms, and other.


The position is new and it requires leadership, initiative, innovation, problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent judgements. A demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently, work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and experience in working with international students are required of the position.

Additionally, a demonstrated ability or potential for teaching excellence is required, but we will consider fresh PhDs. Rank of appointment at the Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Full Teaching Professor level will be determined on prior experience and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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Additional Information:

Application must include (1) a cover letter; (2) detailed CV including teaching experience; (3) a statement of teaching interests and objectives; (4) a statement outlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion, and social justice; and (5) names and contact information of at least three references.

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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