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Assistant Professor - INVEST - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

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; Miami; London; Oakland; Portland, Maine; 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.

The Northeastern comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—leads 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 250 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 Bouvé College of Health Sciences comprises 4 schools with 8 departments:

  • School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences (Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Sciences, and Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences);
  • School of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (Departments of Applied Psychology and Health Sciences);
  • School of Nursing;
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy and Health System Sciences)

Cross-disciplinary research programs and appointments are strongly encouraged within the College, and across the University.

About the opportunity

Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications for a cross-disciplinary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning academic years 2023-24 or 2024-25. This position is part of the new university INVEST initiative to hire brilliant faculty across all demographics of society. Candidates who are completing their PhD or at an early stage of their postdoctoral training are encouraged to apply to this innovative tenure-track faculty appointment.

The research area for this new position is open to candidates studying topics across the many diverse disciplines within the broad umbrella of global health. Some of the broad categories of research currently being done at the two schools within Bouvé College participating in this hiring opportunity are listed here:

  • School of Nursing: Behavioral and Translational Science of Self -Management, Health and Technology/Data - mHealth interventions and wearable devices, Global Health, Perioperative anesthesia safety, Cancer care, Health Equity, Health Disparities and Social Justice, Healthy Aging and transitions of care, Mental Health, Simulation in professional education, Neuro cognition - Sleep deficiency and drug use.
  • School of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences: Behavioral and Translational Science of Addiction, Biostatistics, Digital Health, Global Health, Environmental Health & Justice, Epidemiology, Exercise Science, Immigrant Health, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Health and Technology/Data, Health Equity and Social Justice, Health Services/Health Policy Research Healthy Aging, Program Evaluation, Public Health/Population Health, Public Mental Health, Social Epidemiology, Violence and Trauma.

INVEST Candidates will be expected to utilize data-driven and theory-based approaches, including advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, to illuminate issues in global health, public health, and clinical care. Opportunities to collaborate with scholars and/or affiliate across colleges are available in diverse disciplines across our global campuses and many institutes, such as the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Institute of Race and Justice, the Health in Justice Action Lab, the Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research, the Global Resilience Institute, among others. This faculty member will have opportunities to teach across the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Northeastern is a Research 1 university with a global network of campuses and a flagship campus location in Boston – a leading academic, cultural, and progressive city, and a center of innovation. Opportunities to collaborate exist across the entire network of campuses and extend beyond the University.

The College is seeking to give excellent candidates at the earliest stages of their careers the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. Our tenure and promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty.

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. See our website for more information.

Responsibilities

Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop research programs that attract external funding, with collaborative research programs strongly encouraged; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise undergraduates, Ph.D. students and postdocs in their areas of research; and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

Qualifications

Successful candidates must have been awarded, by the appointment start date, a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, or similar) in Nursing, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Global Health or a related field that prepares them for a career as a teacher and an independent researcher in the broadly defined, multidisciplinary area of global health. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to conducting rigorous, high-level research with potential to receive extramural funding. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should embrace the Northeastern emphasis on experiential education and the college philosophy that access to health science education and careers must be inclusive. Candidates will articulate how their work would contribute to the university mission of advancing historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Additional Information

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has a continuing commitment to ensuring equity and respect in our research collaborations, classrooms, and community. Successful faculty in the Bouvé College of Health Science will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Interested candidates should apply here with a cover letter with contact information for three references, a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and separate written statements addressing each of the following prompts:

Research statement:

Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship expertise, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (including roles in existing and proposed courses), and your 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 expertise, past activities, and future 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 future plans in your statement.

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.

Position Type

Academic

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.