Open Rank Teaching Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Teaching Professor

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.

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

About the Opportunity:
The Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is seeking outstanding individuals to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, open rank Teaching Professor position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Bouvè College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service.

We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

The position is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The main responsibility -of the Teaching Professor position is high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The annual teaching responsibility is nine courses (3-5 SH each). Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the department. The courses that are taught include, but not limited to Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, and Medicinal Chemistry. Teaching responsibilities are subject to modification based on the program's needs and at the Department Chair's discretion. The person in this position reports to the Chair of the department.

Actual course load may vary with other responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach assigned courses and develop course content and materials, through the use of Canvas as a Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Provide service to the program/college/university. This service may include student advising, faculty mentoring, committee service, recruitment activities (e.g. open houses) and program support.

  • Participate in the curriculum development and assessment process.

  • Share course materials and related observations with other faculty members.

  • Professional development and scholarship are encouraged but there is no expectation for research productivity

    Courses are taught in multiple formats including online and asynchronous, and a hybrid synchronous modality branded as NU-Flex by Northeastern University. Using the NU-Flex methodology students can conduct coursework in an on-ground classroom environment while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

    Faculty enjoy a collegial work environment that allows for work-life balance, and are expected to be available to students, whether in-person or online. Faculty contribute to the College's mission through teaching, service and scholarship.

    Candidates must hold a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences or related degree from an accredited institution by appointment start date. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching excellence is required.

    Successful candidates will have demonstrated an expert grasp of knowledge of the field at all levels and be creative in their approach to teaching in an environment of cooperative, interdisciplinary, and experiential education. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Familiarity with latest electronic teaching tools and experiential e-learning.

    Salary Grade:

    Additional Information:
    Application must include cover letter, CV including teaching experience, statement of teaching interests and objectives, diversity statement, 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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