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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 2367950
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Visiting Teaching Professor

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 locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare 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 formatslead 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 Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications for a Visiting Teaching Professor position to expand our innovative undergraduate teaching initiatives over the coming years. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position to start as early as Fall 2021 with a one-year contract that may renewable for a second year. 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 courses for undergraduates, which may include Introductory Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Integrated Anatomy and Physiology, or a freshman course called Inquiries in Biological Sciences. Additional duties may involve coordination with other instructors and laboratory personnel.

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: teaching undergraduate lecture courses, communication, collaboration and leadership. Northeastern is committed to building a diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Where appropriate, candidates are should highlight prior experience working with members of underrepresented groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching excellence in either Introductory Biology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, or freshman seminars is 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, letter of interest, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references.

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

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a 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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