Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 2121510
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant 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 College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The College comprises six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Appointments may be in one department or cross-disciplinary within or beyond the College, across the University. The research area is open but should align with departmental disciplines (Research). Areas of research could include, but are not limited to:

Environment, Ecology and Sustainability; Human Health; Brain Function, Cognition and Mind; Development, Regeneration and Aging; Inherited or Infectious Diseases; -Omic approaches; Natural and Designed Chemicals and Materials; AI and machine learning applied to scientific challenges; Biophysics, Particle Physics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Network Science.

The College is seeking to give candidates with demonstrated potential the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. Northeastern is a Research 1 university, located in the heart of Boston, a leading academic, cultural, and progressive city and a center of innovation. Opportunities to collaborate extend beyond the University. In the 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 member belongs. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success. For more information about the College of Science, please visit College of Science.

A strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty.

Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise undergraduates, Ph.D. students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department and university.

Successful candidates must have been awarded a PhD degree in a relevant area, by the appointment start date. Evidence of potential as a research scientist is expected, but postdoctoral experience is not required. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should embrace the Northeastern emphasis on experiential education and the College philosophy that access to science education and careers must be inclusive. Candidates will articulate how their work would contribute to the University mission of advancing historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.

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Additional Information:
Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, a statement of research interests and objectives indicating how these align with present Northeastern focus areas, a teaching statement, an equity and diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Useful information on the preparation of statements can be found at (Research, Teaching, Equity and Diversity). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021.

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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