Northeastern University

Boston, MA

ID: 7081371
Posted: July 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 successful applicant will have the knowledge to develop and teach Bioinformatics courses at the Master’s level. The person in this position reports to the Director of the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Programs.


Assistant /Associate Teaching Professor is sought to teach full time in the College of Science Bioinformatics Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program. This position is located at the Northeastern University Boston Campus. The Bioinformatics PSM degree program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in bioscience while simultaneously developing highly valued business.

The Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor will teach six (6) courses per academic year in the Bioinformatics Program. This role will work on growing the enrollment in the Department’s Professional Master’s program in Bioinformatics, and work with the Program Director and the Dean’s Office to expand the range of concentrations offered. Teaching responsibilities are subject to modification based on the program’s needs and at the Director of Bioinformatics Programs’ discretion based upon time commitment of the service requirement. This unique position seeks to integrate professional practice into the classroom, specifically with respect to the Bioinformatics and Data Science market in Biotech and Pharma.

Teaching responsibilities include the following: review and learning of key teaching points within existing instructor guides, and a willingness to support high-quality teaching and standards through preparation of lectures based on course materials provided; effective facilitation of rich, respectful debates and discussions in an in-person or online 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.


Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biology 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 bioinformatics. Position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work productively and successfully interact with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners. Demonstrated industrial experience in the biotechnology industry desirable, but not required.


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