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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Teaching Professor of Engineering Ethics

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

The College of Engineering at Northeastern University develops the next generation of engineering leaders capable of addressing the complex challenges of the world to make a difference in society. We offer an interdisciplinary, experiential education combining rigorous academics, R1 research, and a top-ranked co-op program.

Successful faculty in this role will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity, and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion.


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and the College of Engineering (COE) at Northeastern University invite applications and nominations for Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor positions in the area of engineering, technology and/or design ethics. The candidates filling these positions will be jointly appointed between CSSH (primary appointment) and COE (secondary appointment). They will be responsible for helping to develop and deliver a robust engineering and design ethics curriculum, including teaching technology and engineering ethics courses and integrating ethics content into foundational and advanced level COE courses. They will also contribute ethics education expertise to interdisciplinary projects and proposals. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in pedagogy, as well as evidence of experience and achievement in undergraduate ethics education.

These are untenured, but continuing and tracked positions with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.


Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A Ph.D. in Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies (STS) or a related field in hand by the appointment start date is required.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching statement and sample syllabus for a course related to the position), writing sample, diversity statement, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

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.