Open Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice - Biostatistics

Dec 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Open Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice - Biostatistics

Requisition Number: FTFR001063

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University ( seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track academic year faculty appointment as either an assistant/associate/full teaching professor or Professor of the Practice, in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely-related field. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching to bring innovative and effective pedagogical methods for biostatistics courses and the potential to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are also expected to engage in collaborative research with colleagues throughout the College. This position will involve expanding Northeastern University's existing teaching and research portfolio within doctoral programs in population health and personal health informatics, master's degree programs in public health, health informatics, and health data analytics, and undergraduate joint degree programs and initiatives in health sciences. Candidates are also expected to mentor graduate students, including serving on dissertation committees. Engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations within and beyond the university is strongly encouraged. This appointment is closely tied to the University's strategic academic plan, Northeastern 2025 (


A doctoral degree by the start date of the position in biostatistics, statistics or a closely-related field is required. Applicants must have a strong track record of teaching biostatistics courses and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Additional Information:
Founded in 1898, 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. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation’s most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning - the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years (to #40 in 2017).

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.

The 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.

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.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.

To apply, visit the Bouvé 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, curriculum vitae, and a research and teaching statement. For more information, please contact the search committee chairs, Neil Maniar ([email protected]) and Justin Manjourides ([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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