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The Job:

2U is seeking a Data Science professional who has a passion for making a difference.  Our students have a diverse background, from working professionals to recent college graduates who seek to transition into careers in Big Data. Instructors will have a direct hand in changing the lives of our students.

This is a fully remote, part-time position.

Why teach with us?

Instructors, with the help of Teaching Assistants; lead classroom discussions, emphasize the meta-skills and core concepts, support students in their projects and challenges, and provide feedback to students.

You don't have to have a ton of experience with teaching! You just have to be a lifelong learner, proven teacher or mentor, or love to help people change their lives to succeed.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead online lectures following a detailed lesson plan that includes an active discussion environment and project-based learning

  • Bring the learning experience to life by building community and enhancing relevance by drawing on your own industry experience

  • Translate complex subject matter in a clear and concise manner for a diverse range of learners or skill levels

  • Provide support and encouragement to students as they go through a life-changing experience

  • Create an engaging, positive, and inclusive learning environment for our students

  • Increase participant engagement using different facilitation tactics

  • Guide large and small groups of learners in an empathetic manner

  • Amplify student satisfaction by creating a positive classroom culture

  • Communicating timely with students and leveraging effective interventions by sharing resources

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred 

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Data Science

  • Must have a laptop, camera, at least one additional monitor, microphone / headset, and reliable internet access.

  • A positive attitude

  • Ability to deliver lesson plans provided by 2U

  • Share your own professional experiences and industry insight with the students

  • Be able to infuse empathy, support, encouragement, and fun into the student experience

Proficiency in the following is required:

  • Python Programming - Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib

  • Databases - MySQL and MongoDB

  • Business Intelligence Software - Tableau

  • Advanced Topics - Big Data Analytics with Hadoop, and Machine Learning

Preferred but not required: 

  • Front End Web Visualization - HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript Charting, and D3.js


  • 24-week program (this is a part-time commitment)

  • M/T/TH OR M/W/TH schedule

  • Classes: 5:45 - 10pm (includes office hours and break)

  • Classes are taught live online


  • Maintain your current career while teaching

  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave

  • Access to Wellness and Educational Resources

  • Discounted tuition on 2U Short Courses

  • Hone your skills by teaching and mentoring others

  • Expand your network by joining the thousands of industry professionals who make up our instructional staff

  • Experience the gratitude and fulfillment that comes along with teaching and giving back to the tech community

Hourly salary only: The anticipated hourly salary for this role is $43.92/hr - $47.06/hr. Note: The final compensation for this position may consider factors including the geographic location where the work is performed (candidate’s assigned office) and prior work experience of the candidate.

*2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement*

At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike. 

2U is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: ask2ubenefits@2u.com.

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