Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor
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About the Opportunity
Northeastern University invites applications for a non-tenure track
teaching professor in the field of bioinformatics who has a
demonstrated vision for the future of the field.
An Assistant /Associate Teaching Professor is sought to teach full
time in the Northeastern University Bioinformatics Professional
Science Master's (PSM) Program. This position is located at the
Roux Institute, Northeastern University's Portland, Maine campus.
The Bioinformatics PSM degree program is designed to allow students
to pursue advanced training in bioscience and simultaneously
develop highly valued business skills.
The Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor will teach up to six (6)
courses per academic year. This individual will collaborate with
Roux partners and faculty to improve upon our bioinformatics
curriculum that comprehensively integrates real world problems.
This individual will play a key role in growing the enrollment in
Bioinformatics PSM and in developing relationships with industry
partners. This individual will also participate in extending
existing programming into an interdisciplinary curriculum that will
cross the Roux's computational programming offerings to address
Maine's unique needs in the field.
Teaching responsibilities are subject to modification based on the
program's needs and at the Roux Institute Director of Life Sciences
and Engineering's discretion based upon time commitment of the
service requirements. This unique position seeks to integrate
professional practice into the classroom, specifically with respect
to the Bioinformatics and Data Science market in Biotech and
Teaching responsibilities include the following: review and enhance
existing instructor guides and develop high-quality lecture
materials; effective facilitation of rich, respectful debates and
discussions in an in-person or hybrid class; timely review and
grading of assignments with appropriate coaching and feedback to
the students; consistent connection with students and their
performance; adherence to Northeastern's policies.
- Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Biotechnology,
Bioinformatics, Cellular Biology, Bioengineering, or related field
by the appointment start date, and commitment to teaching
excellence at the university level.
- Candidate should possess relevant programming languages as well
as a thorough understanding of leading computational approaches to
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work
productively and successfully with students, faculty, staff, and
Basic knowledge of modern pedagogy, project-based learning or
- Well-versed in relevant programming languages (e.g. python, R,
Bash, or shell scripting)
- Well versed in relevant programming underpinnings (e.g.
testing, version control, and distributed computing)
- Demonstrated industrial experience in the biotechnology
industry desirable, but not required.
Application must include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching
interests and objectives, any available teaching scores, 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
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