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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

Apply now Job no: 508457
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 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; Arlington, 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 a non-tenure track teaching professor in the field of bioinformatics who has a  demonstrated vision for the future of the field. 


An Assistant /Associate Teaching Professor is sought to teach full time in the Northeastern University Bioinformatics Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program.  This position is located at the Roux Institute, Northeastern University’s Portland, Maine campus.  The Bioinformatics PSM degree program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in bioscience and simultaneously develop highly valued business skills.

The Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor will teach up to six (6) courses per academic year. This individual will collaborate with Roux partners and faculty to improve upon our bioinformatics curriculum that comprehensively integrates real world problems.  This individual will play a key role in growing the enrollment in Bioinformatics PSM and in developing relationships with industry partners.  This individual will also participate in extending existing programming into an interdisciplinary curriculum that will cross the Roux’s computational programming offerings to address Maine’s unique needs in the field.

Teaching responsibilities are subject to modification based on the program’s needs and at the Roux Institute Director of Life Sciences and Engineering’s discretion based upon time commitment of the service requirements.  This unique position seeks to integrate professional practice into the classroom, specifically with respect to the Bioinformatics and Data Science market in Biotech and Pharma.

Teaching responsibilities include the following: review and enhance existing instructor guides and develop high-quality lecture materials; 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 Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biology, Bioengineering, or related field by the appointment start date, and commitment to teaching excellence at the university level.
  • Candidate should possess relevant programming languages as well as a thorough understanding of leading computational approaches to bioinformatics.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work productively and successfully with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners.

Basic knowledge of modern pedagogy, project-based learning or instructional design.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Well-versed in relevant programming languages (e.g. python, R, Bash, or shell scripting)
  • Well versed in relevant programming underpinnings (e.g. testing, version control, and distributed computing)
  • Demonstrated industrial experience in the biotechnology industry desirable, but not required.

Additional Information

Application must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and objectives, any available teaching scores, 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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