Assistant Professor - Environmental Sociology
Requisition Number: FTFR000264
Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
FT/PT: Full Time
The Department of Health Sciences is seeking an Environmental Sociologist who works in the area of health and the environment, with emphasis on the impact of environmental factors on the health care system. The faculty member will be part of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), a new institute that specializes in collaborative research at the intersection of social science and environmental health science. SSEHRI is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and to collaboration with partners such as environmental organizations and government agencies. SSEHRI has several grants from NIH and NSF, with a variety of collaborators in social sciences, environmental health sciences, and computer science.
Applicants should have the PhD in Sociology or a doctorate in a related field at the start of employment. Examples of research areas that would fit this position are: effects of environmental contaminants on patient and hospital worker health, contamination of water supplies from pharmaceutical waste, social movements dealing with healthy hospitals, medical waste incineration, labor-environmental coalitions dealing with health care settings, supply chains of environmental toxicants used in hospital building and cleaning supplies. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in the SSEHRI and the Department of Health Sciences, teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, maintain an active research agenda, secure extramural funding, and serve on departmental and university committees.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and experience and includes an outstanding benefits package. The start date for this position is August 2013. Evaluation of candidates will begin January 31, 2013 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply, visit the College website http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/ and click on ‘Faculty Positions’ apply on-line and include letter of interest, CV and 3 references. For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Phil Brown, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bouvé College is one of seven colleges at Northeastern University, housed in the Behrakis Health Sciences Center and is located in close proximity to Boston’s Longwood Medical area teaching hospitals medical schools. The Department of Health Sciences consists of interdisciplinary programs in Health Sciences, Exercise Science, an MPH in Urban Health, a new PhD program in Population Health, and a PhD program in Personal Health Informatics in conjunction with the College of Computer and Information Science. Faculty in the department have expertise in the areas of public health, environmental health, social epidemiology, nutrition, exercise science, medical sociology, personal health informatics, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health, population health, health disparities, and policy and law. In line with Northeastern’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and urban engagement, we teach and work closely with other schools, centers, and departments in the University, including the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, the Institute on Urban Health Research, the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, and the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research.
Northeastern University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.