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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering - 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.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence and data science as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in engineering and other high-growth sectors.

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) at Northeastern University is an interdisciplinary research center, a think tank, and a technology incubator promoting advancement in the areas of connected systems and their societal applications and implications. WIoT conducts cutting-edge research, develops new cross-disciplinary educational models, and new technologies for networked systems at the intersection between the physical and the digital worlds and on their legal, economic, ethical, and policy implications. WIoT is funded through over $20M per year in federal and industry funding and is home to leading national programs such as the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, 5G/6G R&D Centers, AI for wireless systems, and future spectrum exploitation. It has unique experimental capabilities including Colosseum, the world’s largest RF emulator, and Teranova, the world’s only testbed for Terahertz wireless networks. WIoT is home to an FCC Innovation Zone and at the center of a vibrant industry consortium.

About the Opportunity

Northeastern University invites applications for full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, located at the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine.  The Roux Institute seeks to grow graduate programs in life sciences and engineering that support the growing tech and life science economy in Maine and Northern New England through teaching, research, partnership, and entrepreneurship. 


A faculty member at the rank of Assistant /Associate/Full Teaching Professor is sought to teach full time at the Roux Institute, Northeastern University’s Portland, Maine Campus.

The Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor will teach up to six (6) courses per academic year in the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program with a concentration on Computer Networks and Security. 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.  This individual will play a key role in growing the enrollment in Roux engineering programs and in developing relationships with industry partners and customized learning experiences with Institute partners (credit and non-credit bearing).  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.

This unique position seeks to integrate professional practice into learner education, supporting Northeastern’s mission to develop wholly immersive learning and discovery experiences.  The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in Northeastern’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and will be a member of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things.

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 and require 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.







What applicants should submit

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or related field by the appointment start date.
  • Well-versed in communication networks, wireless systems and network security.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work productively and successfully interact with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners.


Application must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and objectives, teaching evaluations (if available), a 1-page statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and names and contact information of at least three references.

Equal Opportunity

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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