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Professor of the Practice Biotechnology
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Professor of the Practice Biotechnology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Biology - General
    Sciences - General

The Department of Biology at Tufts University invites applications to fill a full-time or part-time non-tenure-track faculty position as Professor of the Practice in Biotechnology, Biopharma, or related field. The position begins September 1, 2023 with intent to facilitate student careers in industry. The successful candidate should be an experienced practitioner in the biotech or biopharma fields. The position involves establishing and overseeing an internship or cooperative program to place biology graduate students in industry working on applied projects, and teaching courses on applied and practical skills to biology graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in the fields of biotechnology or biopharma. In addition, the successful applicant will aid our Master’s admissions process, advise Master’s students on their progress and career goals, and serve on faculty committees for select Ph.D. students. 



Applicants should have a Ph.D and continue their practice in research and/or consulting.  The full-time Professor of the Practice would teach 4 course equivalents each year (2 from leading the internship program, and 2 from teaching classes) and spend at least 20% of their time in their practice. To reach graduate students who are working professionals, the Professor of the Practice may be asked to teach either in person or online. A part-time position would be scaled according to the percent of time spent on each activity. Job performance of the successful applicant will be evaluated based on success of the internship program, excellence in teaching, advising, and service, and their continued practice in industry.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit to the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests and experience in the biotechnology/biopharma industry, teaching experience and philosophy, and statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Applicants of strongest interest will subsequently be contacted to submit three letters of recommendation uploaded directly by recommenders to Interfolio. Application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions on this position please contact Geneva Frank at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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