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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences/Bioengineering

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biological, Pharmaceutical
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Full time
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences/Bioengineering

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 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.

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 an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position, tenured/tenure-track 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 of Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The successful candidate 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, and Computational Bioengineering. Applicants from all areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering will be considered. Applicants 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.

Our tenure and promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.


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. In addition, this individual 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. Successful candidates should have academic expertise 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. The candidate should be an outstanding researcher with a background of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of leadership in the field.


A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field, is required by the appointment start date. We seek an individual with academic expertise with 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.

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Additional Information:

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a 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. Applications received by January 14, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review will start immediately. The target starting date is the 2022-2023 academic year. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to Associate Professor Roman Manetsch at

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your expertise, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Research statement: Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), 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 in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and College of Engineering.

Teaching statement: Please summarize your past instructional and/or mentorship expertise, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and College of Engineering.(including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement: Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and College of Engineering.? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with.

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