Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Bioengineering - Boston

Updated: about 20 hours ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

About the Opportunity

The Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University is seeking outstanding individuals to fill a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor with a focus in Bioengineering.

Northeastern University teaching faculty are non-tenure track with potential of promotion from Assistant Teaching Professor to the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor.  Full-time teaching professors are not eligible for tenure but have opportunities for educational impact in both the university and their broader professional field.  Non-tenure-track faculty have renewable appointment terms guided by the Faculty Handbook.

The Northeastern bioengineering student body includes approximately 600 undergraduate and 100 Masters and 125 PhD students.  Candidates would join a department of 28 tenure-track and 6 non-tenure-track teaching faculty, as well as several affiliated and visiting faculty.

The main responsibility of the non-tenure-track teaching faculty is high-quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The annual course responsibility is six courses. The Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor also participates in department, university, and professional service activities and will be engaged in a modest level of scholarship for their own professional development around education and pedagogy.

Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the Bioengineering department with primary emphasis on core topics within the department. We are seeking a dedicated teaching faculty member with expertise in various laboratory-based courses and techniques, as well as capstone design projects, focusing on the following interconnected topics:

  • Teaching a wide range of lab-based courses covering mammalian cell culture, microbiological culture techniques, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, PCR, ELISA assays, and microscopy.
  • Exploring cell and tissue engineering approaches, such as stem cell research, cellular reprogramming, 3D cell culture systems, bioprinting, and scaffold design.
  • Delving into the intricacies of cellular signaling, communication, and interactions within engineered tissues to better understand tissue development and function.
  • Familiarity with bioreactors and dynamic culture systems for the maturation and conditioning of engineered tissues, as well as other tissue engineering applications in the rapidly advancing field of regenerative medicine.

In addition to teaching, the position may require industry outreach to support experiential components of degree program curriculum within Bioengineering and course development.

Non-tenure-track teaching faculty are required to provide appropriate service activities, including but not limited to advising undergraduate and graduate students, student recruiting, and e-learning development. Non-tenure-track faculty may spend a small amount of time on educational research & scholarship, including publications and presentations. Such activities are encouraged and supported by the Chemical Engineering department within the workload policy.

Northeastern University highly values the contributions of teaching track faculty and is committed to fostering their long-term growth and development within the institution. Teaching track faculty members play a crucial role in the university's mission of providing high-quality education, and Northeastern seeks candidates who share a vision for long-term engagement and professional growth.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field by the appointment start date
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, including a record of successfully developing and delivering course materials, engaging students in the learning process, and assessing student learning outcomes
  • Experience in teaching diverse student populations and employing inclusive teaching practices to support the success of all students
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement in teaching and staying current with developments in the field of bioengineering or related disciplines
  • Interest in creating innovative teaching methods for Bioengineering topics, developing new courses and curricula to ensure the Program remains state-of-the-art in a rapidly evolving discipline

Please include with your application documents a cover letter; curriculum vitae; Statement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Teaching Statement & Philosophy; and three letters of reference. Instructions for the statements are included below.

Statement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Please provide a statement of your commitment and/or contribution(s) that describes your past experience, activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and the value proposition of belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field/community and be in alignment with both Northeastern’s mission and BEYOND 2025: The Academic Plan Paragraph 4.1 A Magnet for Diversity, and a Place of Belonging . A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.

Teaching Statement & Philosophy: Statement of Teaching Interests & Philosophy: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship expertise, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. Include a section discussing educational scholarship that you would conduct as part of your efforts in instruction and/or working with students.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

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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