Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Drug Discovery, Development, and Delivery

Northeastern University

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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. Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Our locations—in Boston; Arlington; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Oakland; 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 Bouvé 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 the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences invites applications for tenured or tenure-track appointments at all faculty position levels. We seek exceptional candidates in the area of drug discovery, development and delivery. This is a newly created interdisciplinary position for an exceptional academic scientist and teacher who would be jointly appointed in one or more departments.

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 (https://bioe.northeastern.edu) 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

Northeastern University is searching for qualified candidates to fill multiple tenure-track/ tenured faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and/or Professor) in the broad research area of Disease Strategies. Within this hiring cluster, Bouvé College of Health Sciences is interested in hiring faculty at all levels with expertise in drug discovery, pharmacology, immunology, formulation development and targeted delivery, pharmacometrics, and computational life and health sciences in the context of therapeutic development and system pharmacology. 

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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be located in Boston with tenure home in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Bouvé College with the possibility of a joint appointment at another department/college at the university (to be determine based on the candidates’ expertise). The candidate will also engage undergraduate and graduate teaching and student advising, lead/participate in experiential learning opportunities for students, such as capstones and research, as well as serving in dissertation committees, and engaging in service activities in the Department, School, College, and University. We seek individuals who can leverage their program of research to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges and nodes of Northeastern global university system (the Network), who are interested in health/healthcare data science and digital health broadly represented across disciplines and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate, graduate and professional lifelong learning.

QUALIFICATIONS

A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field is required by the appointment start date. We seek an individual with a record of scholarly excellence with, where appropriate, 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 Northeastern University’s educational mission. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence and a record of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and statements addressing the prompts below. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2022. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mansoor Amiji m.amiji@northeastern.edu

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 Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

Teaching statement:

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging Statement:

Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your past experience, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.

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. 

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a significant investment in interdisciplinary health research with faculty hires in the last few years in data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, global health, health economics, health systems, health policy, personal health informatics, and population health.

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. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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