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Job ID: 149190

Northeastern University

Date Posted Nov. 6, 2020
University Northeastern University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Bioengineering
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The College of Engineering Department of Bioengineering together with the College of Science Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University invites applications for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor level. We seek exceptional candidates in the area of Mechanobiology who can apply innovative methodologies and uncover novel design principles and strategies to create impactful solutions to emerging societal problems in the areas of sustainability and health.

We seek individuals with passionate interest in understanding the rules governing the interplay between mechanical forces and living systems at the molecular, cellular, tissue and/or whole organism scales. There is growing realization of the importance of mechanical forces in shaping and controlling development, growth and regenerative processes in biology and the clinical implications of these interactions are profound. The individuals sought will join a University-wide cohort of investigators focused on this area, including researchers in Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Biology and Chemical, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

The Department of Bioengineering ( includes 25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 36% of whom are women; five full-time teaching faculty; and 47 faculty with affiliated appointments. BIOE enrolls approximately 600 undergraduate students; 90 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology ( includes 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 30% of whom are women; nine full-time teaching faculty; four research faculty; and eight faculty with affiliated appointments. CCB was recognized as the most gender diverse faculty among the top 50 US Chemistry Departments in 2019. CCB enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate majors; 27 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students.

  • 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

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  • Esther Cohen
    Northeastern University
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115


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