Associate/Full Professors - Applied Psychology

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

Northeastern University

Associate/Full Professors - Applied Psychology

Requisition Number: FTFR001052

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Applied Psychology within the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applicants for two faculty positions (tenure-track or potential tenure on entry) at the Associate/Full Professor rank beginning September 2018. Both successful candidates will be expected to enhance the diverse research portfolio of the department, to maintain licensure and/or certification (if applicable), and to contribute to the continued growth of our programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology. It is anticipated that one of the candidates will directly support the School Psychology programs at the masters and doctoral levels. For these positions, the department values faculty with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: a) academic assessment and/or intervention, b) clinical assessment, or c) interventions to serve vulnerable and underserved populations including (but not limited to) individuals with developmental disabilities, or those with addiction-related or stigmatizing conditions.

Responsibilities include: a) mentoring students at all levels; b) leading an active line of funded research; c) teaching graduate, and potentially undergraduate, courses in the department; and d) providing service within the department, college and university.

Interdisciplinary appointments and highly competitive start-up packages are available to qualified applicants. Rank, tenure, and salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Minimum qualifications include: a) earned doctorate in psychology or a closely related field; b) a record of research productivity and external funding; and c) record of teaching excellence and documentation of teaching effectiveness.

Candidates must have backgrounds in or commitment to working with diverse student populations and/or in culturally diverse work and educational environments.

Additional Information:
The Applied Psychology Department, and its diverse faculty, prepares students to meet the behavioral, mental, educational, and developmental health needs of children and adults within an ecological and multicultural perspective and to conduct research in applied psychology. It currently offers graduate-level programs in counseling psychology, school psychology, college student development and counseling, applied behavior analysis, and early intervention, including APA-accredited PhD programs in Counseling Psychology and in School Psychology. The department emphasizes an ecological and multicultural focus in its programs as described in greater detail at Each of these programs is well connected to the health care system, school systems, and community agencies in the Boston metropolitan area.

The Department of Applied Psychology is uniquely situated in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which provides opportunities for collaboration across a variety of health disciplines (e.g., personal health informatics, pharmacy science, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, public health, and nursing). In this context, it is endeavoring to increase its involvement in interdisciplinary and inter-professional activities. Northeastern University, which is committed to urban population health, provides further interdisciplinary collaborative academic, research, and clinical opportunities through links to universities, hospitals, community agencies, and public schools in one of the most dynamic and exciting regions in the world for higher education and health care. The Department’s mission is integrally linked to Northeastern University’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice inspired by global and societal needs.

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 new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and 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.

To apply, visit the Bouve College of Health Sciences website and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, and their curriculum vitae. For more information, please contact the search committee chairs Drs. Amy Briesch & Nicole Davis (phone: +1 617 373 8291 /2485, e-mail: [email protected] & [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.