Professor and Chair - Bioengineering Department

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jan 23, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Northeastern University

Professor and Chair - Bioengineering Department

Requisition Number: FTFR000444

Division/College: College of Engineering

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: FAC

Position Summary:

Northeastern University’s College of Engineering seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Chair of Bioengineering. This is a unique opportunity to significantly impact the vision and direction of a new program in a world-class research university.

Building on existing strengths, Northeastern University has recently formed the Bioengineering Department ( The Department will

• integrate the College’s existing PhD program in Bioengineering and develop BS and MS degree programs in Bioengineering

• provide real-world experiential learning opportunities for students via research and cooperative education placements – an immediate competitive edge in student recruitment

• develop world-class research programs to address compelling engineering challenges

The Chair will be expected to provide a vision to direct the hiring of faculty, the creation of research foci, and the development of educational curricula. Significant resources in terms of faculty lines, start-up packages and space will be provided to assure the success of the program.


Qualified candidates will have demonstrated strategic vision through leadership of a well-established, well-funded and internationally recognized research program, as well as demonstrated excellence and significant experience in teaching (a minimum of five years) at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Research, teaching or a collaborative background that spans multiple related engineering fields is beneficial. Previous expertise managing a large federally funded center or institute is desirable. A doctoral degree in Bioengineering or another closely related field is required.

Additional Information:

Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to Anand Asthagiri, Chair of the Bioengineering Search Committee ( To apply, visit and click on Faculty Positions. Applicants should submit (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) five professional references, (3) a statement of strategic vision for the founding of a new bioengineering department, and (4) research and teaching plan statements. The target starting date is July 2014, but the position will remain open until filled.

About the College: The College of Engineering at Northeastern University is a vibrant academic enterprise that is growing in both size and stature. The College is home to more than 130 world-class faculty, 3000 undergraduate and 2000 graduate students. At the core of the Northeastern Engineering experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated experiential learning model. In addition, the College is home to 8 federally funded research centers. Our Boston campus facilitates collaborations with major medical centers, research labs, neighboring academic institutions, and industry.

About the University: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university. Our tradition of partnership and engagement creates a distinctive approach to education and research built on the values of experiential learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Northeastern is the recognized leader in experiential learning, anchored in the world’s most innovative cooperative-education program. We offer students opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning across the United States and 91 other countries. The same spirit of real-world engagement guides a use-inspired research enterprise that is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. In support of this vision, Northeastern has made significant investments. Over the past seven years, the university has appointed 387 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 50+ within the College of Engineering. The 220,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (scheduled to open in 2016) will help transform Northeastern’s research enterprise by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, fostering collaboration across disciplines, and increasing the university’s capacity to hire top faculty and academic leaders.

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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.