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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Apply now Job no: 504207
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

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 locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are 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 formats—lead 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 Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in analytical chemistry or environmental chemistry with a focus on plastics, beginning in academic year 2021-2022.  Exceptional senior candidates will be considered for appointment at higher ranks.  Joint or affiliated appointments with other departments may be possible.


Study of environmental plastics is advancing by applying analytical chemistry and imaging to resolve the size classes, chemistries and impact of plastics and their byproducts.  Candidates are sought who study plastics or their byproducts in natural, engineered, or biological samples. Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths in analytical chemistry.  Northeastern is also home to the Coastal Sustainability Institute and the Global Resilience Institute  Cross-college appointments will be considered where appropriate.


The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (“CCB”) ( includes 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 30% of whom are women; nine full-time teaching faculty; four research faculty; and eight faculty with affiliated appointments.  CCB was recognized as the most gender diverse faculty among the top 50 US Chemistry Departments in 2019.  CCB enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate majors; 27 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students.


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.


The potential hires are expected to develop vigorous research programs cross cutting the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, environmental science, and/or materials science.  Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field by the appointment state date. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.  



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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, a teaching statement, an equity and diversity statement, and the contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 15, 2020.


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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