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Visiting Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor - Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Other Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

About the Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at our Oakland, CA campus with the title of Visiting Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor. This visiting position is a one academic year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This position has significant opportunities for career advancement in a growing and dynamic department.


This position primarily involves undergraduate chemistry teaching. Teaching faculty are expected to teach up to five sections (5 courses) per year of chemistry and related courses for physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering students. A focus of teaching will be in General and/or Organic Chemistry courses with opportunities for teaching throughout the chemistry undergraduate curriculum, including developing and teaching laboratories and recitation sessions. One additional unit of service is expected, which may include oversight and evaluation of course and laboratory curricula, planning and developing instructional programs and materials, and departmental, College, and University service. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in teaching and the ability to coordinate with other instructors and advisors to monitor student progress and assist students when necessary.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry or other closely related discipline by the appointment start date, demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate lecture courses, and excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. Northeastern is committed to building a diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must have excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in culturally diverse work and educational environments.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred, but not required. Where appropriate, candidates are strongly encouraged to highlight prior achievements working with members of underrepresented groups.

Documents to Submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement, related to teaching and/or community service
  • List of three references

Please provide a statement describing 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, and what did you learn from this situation? We are interested in how you respond to such situations, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing individuals from groups marginalized in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past experience. If that is the case, we recommend focusing in your statement on the types of activities you think could be useful.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2023

The expected hiring range for Assistant Teaching Professor is USD $73,800 to USD $113,400, based upon the position’s scope and responsibilities. The expected hiring range for Associate Teaching Professor is USD $85,800 to USD $133,600 based upon the position’s scope and responsibilities. The expected hiring range for Full Teaching Professor is USD $106,800 to USD $150,100 based upon the position’s scope and responsibilities.

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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.