The Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the areas of immunology, virology, or host-microbial interactions. Appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level is preferred, but highly qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor rank will be considered. The anticipated start date is Fall Semester, 2019. The candidate's research should address interactions between pathogenic organisms, the microbiome and/or viruses and the host immune system. Priority will be placed on research interests that complement existing departmental strengths in immunology and molecular microbiology.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent, externally funded research program, and participating in departmental, college and university service. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have a PhD in the biological sciences or another closely related discipline prior to the start of the appointment, pertinent postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of scholarly accomplishment commensurate with the appointment rank. 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.
Candidates should be prepared to attach their cv, cover letter, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement on diversity and inclusion which will be entered at the “other” category. The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, with ~20 tenured and tenure-track faculty in Biology and an additional 9 faculty with joint appointments in other departments. The department administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for 1,200 undergraduates. It hosts 100 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 (www.northeastern.edu/biology/).
The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
Requisition Number: FTFR001171
Internal Number: 57447
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.