Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering

Jun 20, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering

Requisition Number: FTFR000966

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The College of Engineering has experienced significant growth in our graduate and undergraduate programs, and is seeking a Co-op Faculty member to work with our departmental engineering co-op students. Undergraduate, Masters and PhD student majors on our departmental team include the following disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering/Operations Research/Data Analytics. The Coordinator will work with both graduate and undergraduate students with an initial focus in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering.

Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. This is a full time, non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Cooperative Coordinator rank.


Employer Relations/Job Development: The Co-op Coordinator is expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with engineering managers and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and make appropriate referrals for students to apply to these positions; maintain a current understanding of the industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor include site visits to new and existing employers and outreach to potential new co-op employers via alumni contacts, professional networking, etc.

Preparation of Students: The Co-op Coordinator will prepare students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching co-op related courses each semester, and through individual career advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives. Additionally, the Coordinator will help to prepare the international student population for employment in the United Status. The Coordinator will be available to advise students during their co-op assignments, and will provide an opportunity for students to reflect about their co-op experiences.

Service: The Co-op Coordinator will also perform co-op, departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the Coordinator and Assistant Dean and Assistant Directors of departmental co-op for the College of Engineering. Further, she/he will be encouraged to engage in service opportunities outside the University to enhance the reputation of the co-op program and the University.

Integrated Learning: Cooperative education is an integral part of the academic experience at Northeastern and our philosophy is that learning in the classroom is enriched by practical experience, and practical experience enriches classroom dialogue. The Co-op Coordinator will collaborate with college faculty, administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences. She/he will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.


A master’s degree or its academic equivalent is required, and a minimum of five years of professional work experience is desired. An academic degree in a related engineering profession, or experience in career development and counseling of engineering students is preferred. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, and excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with an international staff/student population is preferred. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required. Proficiency in computer/technology and database maintenance is necessary. Applicants must have personal transportation and a valid driver’s license, in order to travel locally to co-op sites.

Additional Information:
Please submit your professional resume along with a detailed cover letter describing your interest in this position, how your experience relates to it, and how you could contribute to the further development and growth of cooperative education for undergraduate and graduate engineering students at Northeastern.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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