The College of Engineering at Northeastern University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Bioengineering Department. The Chair will provide vision to direct the hiring of faculty, the nurturing of research foci, and the development of educational curricula. The Bioengineering Department (https://bioe.northeastern.edu/) is the newest department (founded in 2014) at Northeastern University and is rapidly expanding its international reputation. The Department comprises 30 world-class core (tenured/tenure-track) faculty, with active research programs spanning systems biology, mechanobiology, biomechanics, bioimaging, molecular engineering, single-cell proteomics and cell engineering. There are also five full-time teaching faculty, 5 co-operative education coordinators, and 6 staff members. The departmental spirit is collegial, vibrant, and growing and is home to 94 Ph.D. students, 122 M.S. students, and 582 undergraduate students.
Candidates are expected to have demonstrated strategic vision through leadership of a well-established, nationally and internationally recognized research program, with a strong record of externally-funded research. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence and significant experience in teaching, with a commitment to high-quality teaching in bioengineering, and interest in advancing education programs with a balance between undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and four professional references. Please include a strategic vision statement for where you believe bioengineering is headed and statements of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, your own research, teaching, and leadership philosophies. Your CV should highlight positions of leadership in particular. Please limit the combined statements to three pages. Consideration of applications will begin Fall 2022. The target starting date is July 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to Prof. Jeff Ruberti [email protected]. You can apply through the Northeastern Human Resources Portal - https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Professor-and-Chair---Bioengineering_R107597
A doctorate degree in bioengineering or closely related fields of science and engineering is required by the appointment start date.