Professor and Chair
Requisition Number: FTFR000217
Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
FT/PT: Full Time
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites Full Professor applicants for a Chairperson in the growing and exciting interdisciplinary Department of Health Sciences www.northeastern.edu/bouve/hs/index.html.
In partnership with the faculty, the Chair is expected to take the Department to the next level of excellence in research, scholarship and academic program quality. In addition to the responsibilities of a Full Professor (teaching, scholarship, and service), the Chairperson provides collaborative and energetic leadership in the recruitment, development, and retention of high caliber faculty and manages administrative affairs of the Department. The Chair will play a leadership role enhancing Northeastern’s standing in community and public health and further strengthening a strong research oriented faculty.
Qualifications include: earned doctoral degree in public health, a related health profession, or medical, biological, or social sciences required; excellent record of university teaching; excellent record of scholarly publications and external research funding; demonstrated leadership in administering an academic/research department; strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and demonstrated background and commitment to supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
The Department of Health Sciences offers a Master of Public Health in Urban Health, a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a public health emphasis, and a Bachelor degree program in Health Sciences. We currently offer a PhD program in Personal Health Informatics in conjunction with the College of Computer and Information Science and a new PhD in Population Health is being implemented. 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. Students work side-by-side with faculty conducting cutting edge research funded by federal agencies and philanthropy. 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 Institute on Urban Health Research, the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, and the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research. The department has excellent research, clinical, and training relationships with the community, and city and state agencies.
Bouvé College of Health Sciences educates individuals to develop skills to be effective health professionals and researchers, and to instill in our graduates a commitment to life-long learning. Bouvé builds partnerships not only with health care delivery systems in the community but also with the academic units of the University in ways that will profoundly reshape opportunities for improved health of individuals and populations in the future.
Northeastern University’s exciting trajectory of growth and innovation places the University as a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience, and entrepreneurship. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position among the nation’s top research universities.
Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
Application Information: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date of this position will be August, 2013. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/faculty-positions/index.html. Applications must include a cover letter, a statement of current and future research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. More information regarding this position may be obtained by contacting the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Phil Brown, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Health Sciences at email@example.com.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution, Title IX, E-Verify Employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an NSF-sponsored ADVANCE institution. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
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.