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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Northeastern University
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Dec 29, 2021

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Life Sciences, Immunology
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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 locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare 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 formatslead 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 Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Bouve College of Health Sciences( includes 14 tenured/tenure-track faculty, three full-time teaching faculty, and faculty with affiliated appointments. The Department is nationally and internationally recognized for its research in pharmaceutics and drug delivery, pharmacology and neuropharmacology, medicinal chemistry, immunology, and biomedical sciences. The Department Pharmaceutical Sciences enrolls approximately 90 M.S. students and 50 Ph.D. students.

The Department of Biology ( includes 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 21 full-time teaching faculty. The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, and administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for more than 1,200 undergraduates. The Biology program enrolls 50 Ph.D. students. Both Colleges are 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.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences and the Department of Biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications to fill one faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, tenured/tenure-track in the areas of immunology (including cancer immunology) immunotherapy and immunotargeting, pharmaceutics and drug delivery, and biomedical sciences. This is a newly created interdisciplinary position for an exceptional academic scientist and teacher who would be jointly appointed in both Departments and Colleges.

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, areas that build upon strengths in the Pharm Sci and Biology Departments including Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Immunotargeting, Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery, Drug Carriers, or Biomedical Sciences. Applicants from all areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biological Research will be considered.

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 a record in extramurally funded research. Candidates will also need to demonstrate high quality in teaching and contribute to advancing education programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biology. 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 research programs with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research and to excel in teaching in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent and externally funded research program, and participating in departmental, college, and university service. Qualified candidates must have expertise in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biology, biomedical sciences, 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. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 Professor Vladimir Torchilin at

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of 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 the College of Science.

Teaching statement:
Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship expertise, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and the College of Science (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 the College of Science? 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.

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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