Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Human Movement Neuroscience

Northeastern University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Human Movement Neuroscience

Requisition Number: FTFR001023

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


A tenure-track position is open in Movement Science in the Department of Biology, (, in the College of Science at Northeastern University. The position is open for applicants from the Assistant to the Full Professor rank. The candidate's research can be in the areas of computational, experimental or clinical neuroscience, as well as in neuroengineering with a possible bridge to prosthetics and robotics. This position is part of a growing university-wide cluster in the science of human movement, spanning research strengths from basic computational and experimental research to rehabilitation science, robotics and neuroengineering. Priority will be placed on research strengths that complement existing strengths in computational human movement science, brain mapping, neurophysiology, neural regeneration, and control theory, although excellence is of top-most priority. Depending on the research profile, appointments have the potential to be joint with Bioengineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, or Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. The anticipated start date is Fall Semester, 2018.

Responsibilities will include conducting an independent, externally funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and participating in departmental, college and university service. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty in Biology and an additional 9 faculty with joint appointments in other departments. The department administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University for 1,200 undergraduates, and 100 students in Ph.D., Masters, and Professional Masters programs. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care, technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues for art and music.


Applicants must have a PhD in the life sciences or engineering, including neuroscience, neurophysiology, physical medicine, bioengineering, electrical or mechanical engineering, physical therapy, kinesiology, rehabilitation sciences, or other related disciplines. All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrate research productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research. Candidates seeking appointment at the associate or full professor level should have substantial research productivity and a history of grant support and academic service. Qualified candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Additional Information:
Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a two-page description of research accomplishments and plans, and the name and contact information for three references through the application portal

Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Dagmar Sternad, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]).

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

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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