Assistant/Associate Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

The Bouve 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.

The Department of Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department in the Bouve College of Health Sciences, one of nine colleges at Northeastern University. We provide a world-class education in a broad range of public health and clinical careers that promote the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations in culturally diverse contexts. We are committed to evidence-based research and research translation to eliminate health disparities. Our department is a unique, transdisciplinary setting that incorporates teaching, learning, and serving, in a rapidly evolving, multicultural environment that includes perspectives based on diversity by race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age,and nationality. The Department has over 40 faculty and offers a CEPH-accredited undergraduate program in Health Sciences, three masters programs (MS in Exercise Science, MS in Health Informatics, and CEPH-accredited Masters in Public Health), and two doctoral programs (PhDs in Population Health and Personal Health Informatics). The Department is home to approximately 600 undergraduate majors in the Health Science B.S. and 300 graduate students. It is playing a central role in expanding public health programs.

About the Opportunity:
Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track - Environmental Health. The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of environmental health. Research areas should address new and emerging global environmental threats such as, but not limited to, infectious disease, known/emerging chemical contaminants, and/or climate change. Aspiring candidates may be developing and applying technologies such as environmental monitoring, mapping, or other means of exposure assessment that engage and empower marginalized local communities in protecting their own health.

The successful candidate should be prepared to engage students in experiential learning that supports societal interventions for exposed populations. Teaching responsibilities include environmental health and other courses to support our combined undergraduate major with Civil and Environmental Engineering and computational skills training in our MPH and Population Health Ph.D. programs. We are seeking individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaboration with colleges at Northeastern. The faculty member will have an opportunity to affiliate with the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, a large center that collaborates with faculty in many colleges at Northeastern, with many community-based organizations, and with faculty and scientists at other institutions. Northeastern has an extensive environmental health infrastructure, including a Superfund Research Program, Children's Environmental Health Center, Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), NIEHS T32 Training Program now up for renewal, and numerous individual NIH and NSF grants. The tenure home is in the Department of Health Sciences with likelihood of a joint appointment in another suitable department or school.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in environmental health, exposure science, environmental epidemiology, toxicology, environmental science, or closely related field by the appointment start date of the position. We seek candidates whose work reflects the importance of population diversity and who value different points of view in teaching and collaborations. Candidates for Associate Professor should have a strong record of scholarship commensurate with rank and teaching, a commitment to demonstrated ability to secure external funding, and an established, high-impact research program. In some cases an Associate Professor would be eligible for tenure on entry.

Please include a letter of interest, CV with names of 3 references, and statements on (1) teaching, (2) research, and (3) contributions to achieving a diverse and inclusive academic environment. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Phil Brown, Search Committee Chair, at . Applications received by December 4, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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