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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main 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:

The Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications from qualified candidates for multiple full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions (Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, with rank determined by qualifications of the successful applicant) with significant opportunity for career advancement.  The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary and administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for more than 1,200 undergraduates. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. 


The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach multiple sections of courses for undergraduates, which may include Introductory Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Integrated Anatomy and Physiology, Biology Capstone, or a freshman course called Inquiries in Biological Sciences. Additional duties may involve coordination with other instructors, organization of laboratory curricula, and additional teaching and course development.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a closely related discipline by the appointment start date, and demonstrate excellence in the following: teaching undergraduate lecture courses, communication, collaboration and leadership. Northeastern is committed to building a diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellence in teaching either Introductory Biology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, first-year seminar,or senior capstone is preferred, but not required. 

 Salary Grade:


Additional Information:

In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.


We ask each faculty candidate provide a statement of teaching and an equity statement to accompany their application. 

Teaching statement: 

Please summarize your past instructional and/or mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. 

Equity statement: 

Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the College of Science? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with. 




Applicants should also submit a CV, letter of interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabus), and contact information for three references.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please contact Steve Untersee, Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee, with any questions.





Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a 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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