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Open Rank Teaching Professor

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Arlington; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; Oakland; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The Department of Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of nine colleges at Northeastern University. We provide a world-class education in a broad range of public health and clinical careers that promote the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations in culturally diverse contexts. We are committed to evidence-based research and research translation to eliminate health disparities. Our department is a unique, transdisciplinary setting that incorporates teaching, learning, and service, in a rapidly evolving, multicultural environment that includes perspectives based on diversity by race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, and nationality. The Department currently comprises about 50 faculty engaged in research, teaching, and practice, many of whom are jointly appointed in other schools

within Bouvé and different colleges across the University.

About the Opportunity

The Department of Health Sciences, in Bouvé College at Northeastern University, is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track 52-week appointment, teaching position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The candidate would teach our Health Education and Program Planning courses at the undergraduate and potentially, at the graduate level. These courses also include an evaluation component. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in designing health programs, applying theoretical frameworks, and evaluating program outcomes.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.


Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and potentially, graduate courses and participating in departmental, college, and university service. Engagement in scholarship and continuing professional development is required. Qualified candidates must have expertise in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.


Candidates should have a Ph.D., DrPH, ScD, EdD, MD or another terminal degree in public health, health education, community health, health equity, or a related field. At least one year of prior undergraduate teaching experience in one of these areas is required. Additionally, CHES or MCHES certification is required.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply here with a cover letter, curriculum vitae that highlights courses taught, curriculum development, and pedagogical training, and can include publications and relevant scholarship; statements addressing the prompts below; and a list of three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 15, 2023.

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the experience, knowledge, and skills to build curriculum and pedagogy in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Teaching Statement:

Please summarize your past instructional, curriculum development, mentorship experiences; current pedagogical philosophy, future plans/goals for teaching in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (including existing and proposed courses); and strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Statement:

Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your experience, activities, and plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.