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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - Bioengineering - Roux Institute

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Portland, ME 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; Arlington, Virginia; 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

Northeastern University invites applications for full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty in the field of computational bioengineering and biomedical data science.  The Roux Institute Life Sciences and Engineering Programs seek to grow computational programs that support the life sciences and health from genomics to systems. 


A faculty member at the rank of Assistant /Associate Teaching Professor is sought to teach full time in the Life Sciences and Engineering computational programs at the Roux Institute.  This position is located at the Roux Institute, Northeastern University’s Portland, Maine Campus. 

The Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor will teach up to six (6) courses per academic year in the life sciences, health, and computational medicine programs. This individual will collaborate with teaching and research faculty at the Roux and on the Boston campus to build curriculum to support the expansion of the Boston campus bioengineering computational concentration, focusing on precision medicine.  This role will also seek to grow the enrollment in the life science and engineering computational programs, including but not limited to bioengineering and bioinformatics, and work with partner organizations to support the growth of professional opportunities for graduates.  This unique position seeks to integrate professional practice into learner education, supporting Northeastern’s mission to develop wholly immersive learning and discovery experiences.

Teaching responsibilities include the following: 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 hybrid 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in computer engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, data science, or related field by the appointment start date, and commitment to teaching excellence at the university level.
  • Well-versed in predictive statistical modeling techniques, linear algebra, and computational modeling
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work productively and successfully interact with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise using computational methods to solve industry supported healthcare problems, but not required.

Application must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and objectives, and names and contact information of at least three 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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