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Assistant Teaching Professor - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Seattle

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Seattle Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department at Northeastern University is seeking outstanding individuals to fill a non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in the area of Industrial Engineering.



The main responsibility of the Assistant Teaching Professor position is high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The annual course responsibility is six courses. The Assistant Teaching Professor is also given the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities as well as be engaged in a modest level of research activities, for their own professional development.

Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the department with primary emphasis on probability and statistics, operations research, data mining, database management, machine learning and data analytics.

While not a requirement, the Assistant Teaching Professor may choose to initiate and undertake research and service activities, including, but not limited to advising undergraduate and graduate students, student recruiting, e-learning, educational research, publications, and presentations. Such activities are encouraged and supported by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.



Ph.D. required in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field by the appointment start date. Excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness are expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industrial expertise is desirable along with familiarity with latest electronic teaching tools and experiential e-learning.


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Additional Information:

Application must include cover letter, CV including teaching background, statement of teaching interests and objectives, and at least four references.


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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