Associate/Full Professors

Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Associate/Full Professors

Requisition Number: FTFR001030

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications from highly motivated candidates for two (2) full-time, senior faculty appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenured) to begin Fall 2018. These positions will have the general responsibilities of tenured faculty in the department. These responsibilities include developing and leading an independent and externally grant funded research program; participation in collaborative research with others in the department, college, university, and other research partners; teaching in current and planned degree programs; and college/university service.
In addition, an outstanding candidate will be considered for the role of Director of Research, a position that is also responsible for oversight and further development of the Department's research portfolio and profile in a manner aligning with the department's mission. This role includes serving as Chair of the Department Research Committee, providing input on faculty grants, and encouraging frequent research educational opportunities to enhance scholarship activity of all departmental faculty. The position is also a liaison to the Bouve Office of Research and its occupant will provide regular reports to the Department regarding issues impacting departmental research initiatives.


Candidates must have an academic terminal degree (Ph.D. ScD or EdD) in Rehabilitation, Movement, Neuromotor Sciences, Neuroscience, Biomechanics or in an innovative field broadly related to Movement or Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as an active and ongoing record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed journal publications, successful research program, and extramural funding. A record of substantial externally funded research in addition to service and successful teaching in higher education is required. Candidates who are eligible for physical therapist licensure in Massachusetts as well as those who have demonstrated proficiency with administration, management and supervisory roles are preferred, although priority will be given to applicants demonstrating excellence in research and teaching. In addition, an outstanding candidate will be considered for the role of Director of Research, a position that is also responsible for oversight and further development of the Department’s research portfolio and profile in a manner aligning with the department’s mission. Northeastern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in the sciences.

Additional Information:
The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences is successfully strengthening its department-based research program, in parallel with the exciting growth occurring across Northeastern University. Centered within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the department has strong interdisciplinary collaborations within Bouvé and across other Northeastern Colleges including the College of Arts, Media and Design, College of Science, the College of Computer and Information Sciences and the College of Engineering. Joint and courtesy appointments to facilitate these collaborations may be possible across appropriate disciplines.

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. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in September 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. 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 amongst 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.

How To Apply:

To apply, visit the College website and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants shall submit via the website a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, current curriculum vitae, three or more sample publications, and current/future research plan statement. For more information, please contact the search committee via Jack Dennerlein (phone: +1 617 373 5428, e-mail [email protected]).

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

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.


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