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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 2367921
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

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 Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto 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:
The Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, with rank determined by qualifications of the successful applicant) with significant opportunity for career advancement. The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, and administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for more than 1,200 undergraduates. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach multiple sections of Biology Project Lab, an inquiry-based course that provides students with the opportunity to perform authentic scientific research. This course is usually taken in the sophomore or freshman year and prepares students for their first cooperative learning experience (co-op) in academic or industry research labs. Instructors will teach up to 5 sections of the course per academic year. Additional duties may involve coordination with other instructors, organization of laboratory curricula, and additional course development.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a closely related discipline by the appointment start date, and demonstrate excellence in the following: laboratory instruction and/or research mentoring, communication, collaboration and leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior knowledge or experience with research-based undergraduate laboratory classes is highly preferred. Quick decision-making and good problem-solving skills are needed in order to promptly assist students in their project work during class. Experience with microorganisms and/or nematode study systems preferred.

Salary Grade:

Additional Information:
In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

We ask each faculty candidate to write a one- to two-page equity and diversity statement that explains their experiences with and commitments to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. This statement may include how a candidate: engages with a diverse range of students in the classroom; incorporates equity and inclusion into their teaching materials and methods; supports representation among students, staff, and faculty; works with members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented or marginalized. Candidates who do not have substantial past activities in these areas may instead focus on future plans in their statement. There is no expectation that candidates disclose their personal identities in their equity and diversity statement.

Applicants should also submit a CV, a letter of interest, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (, and contact information for three references.

Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care, technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues for art and music (see

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Gail Begley, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee, with any questions.

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

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