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Teaching Professor and Director of Life Science and Engineering Programs - Portland Maine

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: College of Science

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 San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Portland, ME 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:

Northeastern University invites applications for positions at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor and Director of Life Science and Engineering Programs at Northeastern’s Roux Institute, located at our newest campus in Portland, Maine.  Northeastern’s Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we’re together creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors.


The Director of Life Science and Engineering Programs at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will provide the leadership for overseeing the growth of a diversity of programs offered at Northeastern’s Portland, Maine campus.

The Director will teach two courses per year and will have the opportunity to recruit full and part-time faculty to enrich our courses at the Portland, Maine campus, and ultimately throughout the network of campuses that comprise University.

In addition, they are expected to collaborate with and learn from faculty and administration in all of the Northeastern Network Campuses (currently Boston, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, Charlotte, London, and Silicon Valley) on curriculum development, student recruitment, student experience, corporate relationship development, and staffing. The director will act as a primary ambassador of Northeastern’s life sciences and engineering, interfacing with industry, philanthropic supporters and strategic partners to build the program’s brand and reach.

The Portland, Maine campus presents an opportunity to enroll a substantial number of high-quality students and build relationships with major corporations located in Portland, Maine. The program director will be charged with building an innovative and dynamic academic atmosphere that contributes to the university’s mission of redefining graduate education. The position requires an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic vision to guide program growth.

The Director must be a professional who has the ability to work with Northeastern faculty and staff to develop deep academic and employment relationships with regional industry, enjoys interacting with students, and has an entrepreneurial bent to grow something unique in higher education.



Candidates will be considered from all areas related to life sciences and bioengineering, including biotechnology and bioinformatics.  A PhD in a related field is required and significant experience in teaching is required. 

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Additional Information:

Please submit a cover letter of interest highlighting teaching accomplishment and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications.

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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