Assistant Teaching Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching 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.

About the Opportunity:
The Communication Studies Department (College of Arts, Media and Design) and the Health Sciences Department (Bouve College of Health Sciences) at Northeastern University invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position devoted to Health Communication and Public Health. This is a 52-week appointment, renewable annually. This is a jointly appointed position and the successful candidate will have responsibilities in both departments. Candidates should be well versed in the basic theory and research that informs the health communications process and evidence-based communication strategies in public health.

We expect the successful candidate to teach primarily at the undergraduate level in some combination of the following courses: Communication Skills for Health Professionals, Communication Theory, Health Communication, or Health Communication Campaigns. Teaching assignments may be adjusted based on programmatic needs.

Teaching faculty are expected to engage in curriculum development and assessment, as well as classroom and online teaching.

Teaching faculty are also expected to provide service to the department/college/university. This service may include student advising, committee work, curriculum development, program assessment, and recruiting activities. Engagement in scholarship and/or continuing professional development is required. Our institution values highly the scholarship of teaching and supports scholarly/research activities in the faculty member's areas of interest. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. This appointment is expected to start fall semester 2021.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Communication or Public Health or a health communication related field. Candidates should be well versed in the basic theory and research that informs the health communications process and evidence-based communication strategies in public health. Applicants should have a strong and established track record of excellence in university teaching and a demonstrated ability to mentor students. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Northeastern University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. Applicants should include in their cover letters information regarding their teaching, scholarship and/or service experiences that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, particularly in the health sciences.

Additional Information:
To apply, visit Northeastern's Human Resources website: Applicants should send a letter of application indicating how their background and expertise fits department needs, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of at least three references. All applications are online. Questions about the positions may be addressed to Dale Herbeck, Communication Studies Department, at, or to Steve Zoloth, Health Sciences Department, at Initial review of applications will begin on May 8, 2021. Applications will be closed 10 days after review begins.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

For more than a century, Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation's leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions.

Bouve College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world's most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouve and its graduates.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

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    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.

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