Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Population Health Sciences

Northeastern University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Population Health Sciences

Requisition Number: FTFR001064

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank with expertise in applying advanced research methods to any of the following areas: public health intervention design, analysis, or policy planning, especially relative to health disparities; health services access, utilization, and cost-related research, particularly in the context of population health management and improvement; and US and international health systems planning and economics. This appointment is central to advancing the University's Academic Plan, Northeastern 2025, and positioning the department as the hub of public and population health initiatives at the University. The principal responsibilities of this position are to maintain an active, funded research program, mentor students at all levels, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and perform service for the department and university at an appropriate to the level of faculty appointment. Engaging in intra-university research collaborations is also strongly encouraged.
Qualified candidates should have experience with and be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment which is central to a Northeastern University education. The search committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and experience. Tenure on entry may be considered for candidates demonstrating outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service. Expertise in evolving digital, communications, and other public health and health care innovations is welcomed. Northeastern offers an outstanding benefits package. The starting date for this position is Fall 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Qualifications for this position include: A doctorate in epidemiology, health policy, public health, social and behavioral sciences, or a relevant field from an accredited institution; Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervising graduate student research, commensurate with rank; A robust research record as evidenced by extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, commensurate with rank; Evidence of successful health research collaborations.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2017. 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, Jean McGuire at [email protected] and Margot Lindauer at [email protected]

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).

The Department of Health Sciences is situated in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of seven colleges at Northeastern University The Department has over 35 interdisciplinary faculty, and offers an undergraduate program in Health Sciences, four master degree programs (Exercise Science, Public Health, Health Informatics, and Health Data Analytics) and two doctoral programs (Population Health and Personal Health Informatics). Students work closely with faculty on research funded by federal grants and foundations.

Bouvé programs prepare students with a wide array of skills and experiences for careers in the health professions and is located in close proximity to Boston’s Longwood Medical Area’s teaching hospitals and medical schools, as well as many other colleges and universities. The Department has excellent research, clinical, and training relationships with the community, city and state agencies.

In line with Northeastern’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and urban engagement, the Department of Health Sciences faculty teach and work closely with other schools, centers, institutes and departments in the University. These include: the Center for Health Education Research and Service; the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research; the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice; the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute; and the Domestic Violence Institute. In addition to the areas listed above, Health Sciences faculty have expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, health disparities, health informatics, exercise science, mental health, neurodevelopmental disorders, health policy and law, public health, and violence prevention.

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.

To apply, visit the Bouvé College website and click on ‘Faculty Positions’ to apply on-line. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. For questions about the search, please contact Margo Lindauer, Search Committee Co-Chair, at [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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