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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - First Year Engineering

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - First Year Engineering
Requisition Number FTFR000789
Division/College College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 05/23/2017

The College of Engineering at Northeastern University invites applications to join the first-year faculty team, whose main role is teaching first-year engineering students. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure-track position, as an Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, depending on teaching experience level. Appointments are made on an annual 8 month basis, salary commensurate with experience.

The main responsibility of this position is teaching first-year engineering students. The annual teaching course load is six courses divided between Fall and Spring semesters. Class sizes are capped to allow a more personal interaction with first-year students. First-year students, who take a common, non-major-specific engineering curriculum during their freshman year, are taught using a cornerstone approach, where the emphasis on design and problem solving using engineering tools and software has been integrated and applied in course themes that are project-based. Because of the diversity in disciplines within the first-year team, development of new themes and projects (including service-learning) within the common learning outcomes for the cornerstone courses to match each instructor’s interests is encouraged. The first-year faculty work as a team, developing course curriculum and content, along with working together during the semesters on delivery and student interactions. There may be teaching and development activities in summer as needed, and other summer teaching, research and professional development opportunities are also encouraged.

There may be opportunity for teaching in engineering department courses, especially undergraduate courses if in agreement with first-year and Department needs. Teaching faculty are also expected to participate, and ultimately play leadership roles in institutional and external services activities. This may include advising undergraduate students, student recruitment, educational research, publications, presentations, and committees and conference organization. Teaching faculty also regularly attend and participate in the activities of Northeastern’s teaching and learning center.


Ph.D. required, in Engineering or related field, with B.S. and M.S. preferred to be in Engineering also. At least 2 years’ experience in teaching undergraduate students is recommended. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Industrial experience is desirable, but not required.

Additional Information

This team works closely with the colleges’ academic advisors, with faculty in many departments and with each member of the team; filling a crucial role in equipping first-year students for success. The team environment is a crucial aspect of this role, and will also be instrumental in providing support to new faculty. In addition, first-year faculty need to be willing to learn, try new approaches; be creative, adaptable and agile.

Required Documents

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Teaching Statement and Philosophy
4. Service and other Activities Statement (which may include research focus related to education)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Other
Optional Documents
  1. References

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