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Director of Computing Programs - San Francisco/Silicon Valley & Open Rank

Apply now Job no: 505622
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: San Francisco Campus, San Jose, CA Campus
Categories: Khoury College of Computer Sciences

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:

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications for the position of Director of Computing Programs at our San Francisco and Silicon Valley campuses.  The college currently offers the Master of Computer Science and will launch the Master of Data Science in the 2020-2021 academic year.  Both of these programs can be pursued by students with undergraduate degrees outside of computing through Align, Northeastern’s most innovative and mission driven program ( Through its commitment to Algin, Khoury College aims to close America’s tech diversity gap. All programs offered in the Bay Area are grounded in principles of innovation and experiential learning, preparing graduates for successful careers in the dynamic tech environment of Silicon Valley. The ideal candidate will be able to combine strong leadership skills, demonstrated administrative experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to increasing diversity in computer science to create a strategic vision for growth of programs in the region.


The Director will work closely with the Dean of Khoury College, the Executive Directory of Khoury College in the Global Network, Directors of other regional campuses, faculty, and a support staff team that will assist with student recruitment, employer relations and resource development.  The director will interact with Bay Area campus staff and administration as well as the faculty and staff of other colleges in support of regional programs and goals. The director will act as a primary ambassador for Khoury College in the region, interfacing with industry, philanthropic supporters and strategic partners to build the program’s brand and reach. The Director will teach two courses per year and will have the opportunity to recruit full- and part-time faculty at the San Francisco and Silicon Valley campuses. 


Candidates will be considered from all areas in Computer and Information Science. A PhD in Computer Science, Information Science or a related field is required by the appointment start date and strong background for teaching excellence in computer science preferred.  For more information on Khoury College of Computer Sciences and all of its academic programs visit


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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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