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Associate/Full Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate/Full 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.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences and the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University invites applications for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. We seek exceptional candidates in the area of drug discovery. This is a newly created interdisciplinary position for an exceptional academic scientist and teacher who would be jointly appointed in both departments.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences ( includes 14 tenured/tenure-track faculty, three full-time teaching faculty, and faculty with affiliated appointments. Pharmaceutical Sciences enrolls approximately 90 M.S. students and 50 Ph.D. students. The Department of Bioengineering ( includes 25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, five full-time teaching faculty, and faculty with affiliated appointments. BIOE enrolls approximately 600 undergraduate students, 90 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students.

Candidates are expected to show potential/vision for establishing or have demonstrated an excellent nationally and internationally recognized research program and strong record in extramurally funded research. Candidates will also need to demonstrate high quality in teaching and contribute to advancing education programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering. In addition, candidates should be prepared to contribute to department, college, and university service. A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field is required. Successful candidates should have prior academic experience and will be expected to develop strong independent drug discovery research programs with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research and to excel in teaching in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Since the appointment is at a senior level, the candidate should be an established researcher with a strong record of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of leadership in the field.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a proven ability to sustain a research program with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be an active, recognized leader in their disciplines. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to Computer-assisted Drug Discovery, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics, Molecular Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Transport, Drug Metabolism, Drug Delivery, Imaging, Biosensing, Immuno-Engineering, Neuro-Engineering, Computational Bioengineering. Applicants from all areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering will be considered. Candidates interested in developing and applying innovative technologies and platforms such as artificial intelligence models, machine learning algorithms, and data mining are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

We seek an individual with academic experience having had a successful independent and extramurally funded research program on drug discovery and development. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education mission. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomic background, family education level, ability, and other visible and nonvisible differences.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) detailed Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of research interests and objectives; (4) a statement outlining teaching interests, educational approaches, and mentoring philosophy; (5) a statement outlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion, and social justice; and (6) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Additional Information:
Applications received by February 28, 2021 will receive full consideration but will be reviewed until the position is filled. The target starting date is the 2021-2022 academic year. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to Associate Professor Roman Manetsch at

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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