Northeastern recruits top faculty and academic leaders from around the world. Their expertise in established and emerging fields of knowledge strategically aligns with Northeastern's innovative mission and focus on interdisciplinary, use-inspired research that solves global challenges.
In support of this vision, Northeastern has been expanding its full-time faculty. Over the past six years, the university has appointed more than 330 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members, including a growing number who hold joint appointments in multiple departments or colleges.
The university's commitment to elevating external support for its research enterprise has resulted in a 115 percent increase in annual research award funding since 2006. In 2012, Northeastern received nearly $105 million in external research awards. A robust support infrastructure assists the faculty with grant and patent applications.