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Part Time - Assistant Academic Specialist - Regulatory Affairs

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Part Time - Assistant Academic Specialist - Regulatory Affairs
Requisition Number PTFR000337
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible
Posting Date 01/11/2017

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (NU/CPS) invites applications for a half-time, non-tenured track annually renewable faculty position for the Master of Science degree in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices and related graduate certificate programs. The incumbent should be able to teach on-campus and online graduate-level courses within the program. Instructional areas will focus on regulatory aspects of the medical product commercialization lifecycle from US and international perspectives. This position is not benefits eligible.

The Master of Science degree in Regulatory Affairs of Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices (MS-REAF) is an innovative academic program designed to help students develop a foundation for professional growth and success. For a full list of courses and the curriculum, click on the “curriculum tab” of the following link:
Courses are offered in online, on campus, and blended formats. Courses are typically 12-weeks in duration, with a few each year held as 6-week intensives. The majority of courses begin in September, January, April, and July.

About the Position

The Assistant Academic Specialist is based in Boston, Massachusetts; however, there is a possibility of traveling once or twice a year to our satellite campuses (the College would cover travel and lodging costs). Courses are taught in multiple formats including online, blended and fully on ground in Boston; faculty do have the opportunity for a home office and are not required to be in Boston every day of the week. Faculty enjoy a collegial work environment that allows for work-life balance, and are expected to be available to students, whether in-person or online. Faculty contribute to the College’s mission through teaching, service and scholarship. The faculty member will work closely with other program faculty, and report directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate Academic and Faculty Affairs. The unique half-time nature of this position will allow the incumbent to make an impact on the field of regulatory affairs through the training of new and existing regulatory professionals as well as the opportunity to provide academic leadership to the program, while still maintaining their industry involvement. Our courses are designed for working professionals and take place in the evening or online. This coupled with the half-time nature of the position will enable the incumbent to maintain their ‘day job’ should they desire.


This faculty position’s responsibilities include teaching approximately 5 courses throughout the academic year and providing academic leadership in the program. Academic leadership will include working with the administration and other faculty, who are predominantly part-time, to ensure that the degree curriculum meets professional standards and is consistent with the requirements of the job market. The candidate for this position will demonstrate application of pedagogical practices and, ideally, will have experience teaching online and incorporating distance learning into programmatic and course specific curriculum. Actual course load includes but is not limited to the following:

• Teach assigned courses and develop course content and materials. Blackboard certification through Northeastern University Online is required prior to teaching in the program.
• Develop course content and materials in collaboration with Faculty Director, administration and colleagues
• Participate in committee meetings.
• Collaborate with administration and colleagues with curriculum development including teaching materials & assessment development
• Oversee the instruction of specific courses within the curriculum. Responsibilities include selecting instructors, advising on syllabi, and evaluating instructor performance


Required Qualifications:
• PhD (or equivalent) in life sciences or related disciplines or Masters Degree with minimum of 10 years of professional Regulatory Affairs and or Clinical Affairs experience within life science industry
RAC Certification

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two years of teaching at the graduate level
• Experience with international students
• Experience in curriculum development
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written
• Demonstrated problem-solving and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with others
• Demonstrated ability to innovate
• Ability to successfully advocate for new academic initiatives and motivate others to embrace them

Additional Information

Northeastern University is a global, experiential and leading research university, built on a tradition of engagement with business, industry and communities to create a distinctive approach to education, research and service. Boston is vibrant and stimulating and provides exciting opportunities to grow, learn and to make significant contributions. The College of Professional Studies offers innovative and flexible programs that allow adult learners and working professionals to complete their degrees. CPS offers associate, bachelor’s degree, certificate programs and post-baccalaureate programs in fast-growing fields such as biotechnology, leadership, business administration, finance, project management, information technology and management. Degrees are delivered in full or part-time formats and courses are offered in a variety of on-campus and online options.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other

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