Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1607823
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Open Rank Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the field of Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration. This is an open rank search but candidates at the Assistant Professor Rank are preferred. Highly qualified candidates at the Associate or Full Professor rank will be considered. The anticipated start date is Fall Semester, 2020. The candidate's research should address fundamental processes of stem cells and differentiation, tissue engineering, and/or regeneration. Priority will be placed on candidates with areas of research selected to complement existing departmental strengths in the biology of aging, stem cells and regeneration, cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular microbiology, cancer immunotherapy, and behavioral neuroscience.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent, externally funded research program, and participating in departmental, college, and university service. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Applicants must have a PhD in the biological sciences or other closely related discipline prior to the start of the appointment and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience. All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates research productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and a history of grant support and academic service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority will be placed on research attributes that complement existing strengths in stem cell biology, stem cell differentiation, tissue regeneration, cancer immunotherapy, and neurobiology, although excellence is of top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint appointment or affiliation with another department within the University is possible.

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Additional Information:
The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty in Biology and an additional 8 faculty with joint appointments in other departments. The Department administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for 1,200 undergraduates. It hosts 150 students in Ph.D., Masters, and Professional Masters programs. The Department is affiliated with the Antimicrobial Discovery Center, the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, and the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts. Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care, technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues for art and music (

The College values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a two-page description of research accomplishments and plans, a statement on teaching, a statement on diversity and inclusion, and the name and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by November 25, 2019 to receive full consideration.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Dori Woods, Chair of the Search Committee (

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.

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