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Part-Time Lecturer - Biotech - Business Focused

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Position Type: Faculty Part-time
Location: Portland, ME 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:

Individuals are sought to teach graduate courses (on-ground and/or hybrid) in science and technology, relevant to the biotechnology field, as well as business in a biotechnology industry context for the Roux Maine Biotechnology Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program depending upon the programs’ needs and enrollment.  This position is located at the Northeastern University Portland Campus.  The Roux Maine Professional Master of Science (PSM) in Biotechnology degree program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in bioscience while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills. Building on the Northeastern Boston PSM, the Roux Maine Biotechnology degree is characterized by instruction in advanced bioscience or mathematics, business courses, and a graduate co-op work experience. The degree prepares students for entry and mid-level roles in biotechnology.  The degree is deeply rooted in experiential learning that is closely linked to professional applications in the work force. 



Instructional areas included, but are not limited to, biotechnology enterprise, scientific information management, regulatory and/or quality, or policy.  Responsibilities include the following: review and learning of key teaching points within existing instructor guides, and a willingness to support high-quality teaching and standards through: preparation of lectures based on course materials provided; effective facilitation of rich, respectful debates and discussions in an in-person or online class; timely review and grading of assignments with appropriate coaching and feedback to the students; consistent connection with students and their performance; adherence to Northeastern’s policies. Part-time instructors work under the direction of the Director with support from a Faculty Lead and will hold office hours as appropriate.



PhD in biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, chemistry, biomedical engineering or corresponding field or a closely related field and/or a Master’s degree plus at least five years of work experience in the topic areas of the course. DBA, MBA or equivalent graduate degree and at least five years in biotechnology, biopharma, pharmaceuticals or related industry also accepted. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in a diverse higher education institution preferred. Demonstration of teaching, coaching, and/or training is required, with a history of successful teaching (online/on ground) at the graduate level is strongly preferred.


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