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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Announced at Northeastern University

The College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for multiple, cross-disciplinary tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning academic years 2022-23 or 2023-24. These positions are part of the new College INVEST initiative to hire brilliant and diverse faculty across all demographics of society. Candidates who are completing their PhD or at an early stage of their postdoctoral training are encouraged to apply to these innovative tenure-track faculty appointments.

The College comprises six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Cross-disciplinary research programs and appointments are strongly encouraged within the College, and across the University. The research areas are open and could include, but are not limited to: Human Health; Brain Function, Cognition and Mind; Microbial Resistance and Antimicrobials; Natural and Designed Chemicals and Materials; Development, Regeneration, and Aging; Inherited or Infectious Diseases; -Omic approaches; AI and machine learning applied to scientific challenges; Mathematical Modeling; Biophysics; Network Science; Particle Physics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Quantum Materials; Environment, Ecology and Sustainability; Sustainable Energy.
Northeastern is a Research 1 university, located in the heart of Boston, a leading academic, cultural, and progressive city and a center of innovation. Opportunities to collaborate extend beyond the University.
The College is seeking to give excellent and diverse candidates at the earliest stages of their careers the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. 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.
In the College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each member belongs. We foster a diverse community, where each person is supported to optimize their trajectory. See our website for more information about the College and its Leadership Team. Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop research programs that attract external funding, with collaborative research programs strongly encouraged; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise undergraduates, Ph.D. students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, college and university.
 Successful candidates must have been awarded a PhD degree in a relevant research area by the appointment start date. Evidence of potential as a research scientist is expected, but postdoctoral experience is not required. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should embrace the Northeastern emphasis on experiential education and the College philosophy that access to science education and careers must be inclusive. Candidates will articulate how their work would contribute to the University mission of advancing historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.
 The College of Science has a continuing commitment to ensuring equity and respect in our research collaborations, classrooms, and community. You can see this commitment reflected in our Equity Action Plan and our Principles of Community. Successful faculty in the College of Science will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment 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.
Interested candidates should apply here: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/507969/assistant-professor with a cover letter with contact information for three references, a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and separate written statements addressing each of the following prompts:
 •Research statement: Please describe the specific research questions you have addressed; the results obtained and their interpretation; funding and awards received (if applicable); products of these efforts (publications, patents, software, etc). Highlight any cross-disciplinary research efforts you have undertaken. Also describe any research you have conducted with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Describe the future research directions you foresee pursuing in the College of Science, any cross-disciplinary and collaborative aspects, and the strategies you will take to address each direction.
 •Teaching statement: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship background, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.
 •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 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 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. For more information see: https://provost.northeastern.edu/odei/

 Please apply at https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/507969/assistant-professor.

Zelevinsky Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Mathematics Announced at Northeastern University

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for Zelevinsky Postdoctoral Fellows (ZPF) for the Fall semester of 2022. The Zelevinsky Postdoctoral Fellow appointments have a three-year term which is non-tenure-track and non-renewable. The position provides promising mathematicians the opportunity to begin their careers in an active and stimulating research environment, with teaching assignments and ample opportunity for contact with senior research mathematicians. Applications from areas of both pure and applied mathematics are welcome.

Applicants should have a commitment to high quality classroom instruction. They are also expected to conduct research at a high level. The teaching load for the ZPF position is three courses per year. Candidates are required to have received a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the field of Mathematics by the start of the appointment.

Applications are welcome from those with prior academic and/or postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should have strong research potential. Field of research should be consonant with the current research interests of the department, and candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate a member or members of the Mathematics Department with overlapping research interests.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Complete applications received by December 1, 2021 will be guaranteed full consideration. Additional applications will be considered until the position is filled.

If you are selected as a finalist for this position, you will be requested to finalize your application here: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/507981/zelevinsky-postdoctoral-fellow

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. For more information see: https://provost.northeastern.edu/odei/

 

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on diversity and inclusion
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mathematics at Northeastern University

Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenure Assistant/Associate Professor position, in the field of Mathematical Foundations of Modeling and Optimization in Science and Engineering. The primary appointment will be in the Department of Mathematics with joint appointments in other Colleges including Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the College of Engineering. Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths. Relevant fields of study include Applied Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Imaging, Discrete and Computational Mathematics, Probability, Optimization, and Network Science. We seek individuals to make research contributions at the interface between Mathematics and the Life Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Sciences. Applications are invited for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning in academic year 2022-2023. Exceptional senior candidates will be considered for appointment at higher ranks.

 Northeastern is home to the Coastal Sustainability Institute https://www.northeastern.edu/csi/, the Global Resilience Institute https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/, the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis https://cos.northeastern.edu/barnett/, the Center for Drug Discovery https://research.northeastern.edu/center-for-drug-discovery/ and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems https://cils.northeastern.edu/, providing a rich multidisciplinary intellectual environment. The Department of Mathematics (“Math”) (https://cos.northeastern.edu/mathematics/) includes 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 3 of whom are women, and 2 of whom are from underrepresented racial minority groups; 12 full-time teaching faculty; and 2 faculty with affiliated appointments. Math enrolls approximately 700 Mathematics or Mathematics combined majors; 80 M.S. students; and 35 Ph.D. students. Under new leadership, the College of Science, and Math are in a vibrant expansion phase that includes increasing the representation in mathematics areas that underlie critical applications in the sciences and engineering.
 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. 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 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 Mathematics or a field closely related to one of the above-listed areas of expertise by the appointment start date. Postdoctoral research experience, while recommended, is not required. 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 Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible. Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and at least three reference letters.
Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 15, 2021. 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 experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.
Please indicate how your experience, 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 College of Science.
  •  Teaching statement: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.
  •  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 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. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see: www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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. For more information see: https://provost.northeastern.edu/odei/

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on diversity and inclusion
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.