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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Bioengineering - Synthetic Biology and

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Bioengineering - Synthetic Biology and Mechanobiology

About the Opportunity

The Department of Bioengineering seeks applications for open-rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), interdisciplinary faculty candidates with research interests focused within Synthetic Biology and Mechanobiology.

Appointments will be primarily or fully in the Department of Bioengineering. This position has potential for both joint cross-department appointments and joint cross-college appointments in the College of Science and Bouve College of Health Sciences.

We are seeking up to 2 faculty this cycle with research interests and expertise in areas of:

Synthetic Biology areas of interest & departmental connections:
  • Molecular and cellular engineering (Bioengineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering)
  • Synthetic biology solutions for environmental and sustainability challenges (Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Science)
  • Applications of machine learning to synthetic biology (Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khoury College of Computer Sciences)


Mechanobiology areas of interest & departmental connections:
  • Physico-Mechanobiology (Bioengineering, Physics, School of Clinical Rehab Sciences (Bouve College))
  • Immuno-Onco-Mechanobiology (Bioengineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering)
  • Biomaterial-Mechanobiology (Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  • Mechanobiology of aging (Bioengineering, Biology, Bouve College, School of Pharmacy)


Responsibilities

The Department of Bioengineering seeks individuals who will develop vigorous research programs cross-cutting the fields of engineering and/or science. Faculty members at Northeastern teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; mentor students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Candidates are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding and generate vigorous research programs cross-cutting chemical, biological, environmental engineering, and/or materials science. Our workload policy is available online: https://provost.northeastern.edu/app/uploads/BioE-Workload-Policy.pdf

Requirements

A Ph.D. in engineering or a closely relevant field relevant to Bioengineering by the appointment start date is required. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry and encourage joint appointments within and across colleges. Many of our recent hires enjoy joint appointments with the Department of Bioengineering, and we are seeking candidates who are interested in this collaborative environment. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence.

A complete application includes a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and objectives; a teaching statement; a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging statement that addresses the prompts available below; and at least three reference letters. Please see the information below for detailed information on what documents to include and what we are looking for within each statement. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2023.

Statement Prompts:

Statement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Please provide a statement of your commitment and/or contribution(s) that describe your past practice, 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.

Statement of Research Interests, Objectives, & Vision: Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, any funding you have received to support the work, the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing as a faculty member.

Statement of Teaching Interests & Philosophy: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, 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.

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: www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

Position Type

Academic

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 https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ 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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Full-Professor---Department-of-Bioengineering---Synthetic-Biology-and-Mechanobiology_R120048



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