Assistant/Associate Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 20, 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 Applied Psychology houses PhD and Masters programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, as well as a Masters program in Applied Behavior Analysis and undergraduate minor in Health Psychology. Faculty research translates psychology principles to applied settings, including the design, evaluation, and delivery of interventions aimed at reducing risk and enhancing protective factors in children, youth, and families, and building resilient schools and communities. These activities are conceptualized in an ecological model centering on social justice within culturally diverse contexts. Research activities conducted by Applied Psychology faculty include close to 21 ongoing studies funded by more than 10 external sources.

The Department of Art+Design (in the College of Arts, Media and Design) offers fast-growing Master's programs such as the MFA and MS in Information Design and Visualization, MS in Game Science and Design, and MS and MFA in Experience Design. Our degrees are built upon well-established undergraduate theory and practice programs with an emphasis on bringing innovative and engaging works of art, media and design into the public sphere. One of CAMD's strategic focuses is on Data and Design, which encompasses data visualization but also moves to use design as a critical field to interrogate the nature of data itself. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Center for Design CAMD also houses a PhD in Interdisciplinary Design and Media. The research developed in this PhD program engages with human experiences through interdisciplinary design approaches, and investigates new forms of digital media and data-driven communication across diverse disciplines.

About the Opportunity:
The Departments of Applied Psychology and Art + Design at Northeastern University seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Intensive Data Collection and Data Visualization. Ideal candidates will have expertise and interest in applying analytic techniques to diverse areas of applied psychology and/or design. This may include research using mobile health data, digital phenotyping, and examining changes in multi-level systems, or other forms of densely sampled longitudinal data (e.g., social media, EMA, geospatial, psychophysiological). Interest and experience with data driven design processes is desired. The areas of application of these techniques may involve a broad range of topics including but not limited to: mental health, prevention and health promotion, academic wellbeing and outcomes, learning and individual differences, equity and social justice issues, data visualization, and visual design. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Women, candidates of color, differently abled and gender non-conforming candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Departments of Applied Psychology and Art + Design. The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of classes in their area of expertise to graduate students in Applied Psychology with particular interest in candidates with the capacity to teach statistical sequences. The candidate will also teach in undergraduate and graduate Design programs in CAMD such as Graphic and Information Design (BFA), Interaction Design (BFA), Experience Design (BFA/MS/MFA), Information Design and Data Visualization (MS/MFA) or in the Interdisciplinary Media and Design program (PhD).

Responsibilities include: (a) mentoring students at all levels (e.g., serving on capstone and dissertation/thesis committees); (b) leading an active line of funded research; (c) teaching graduate courses in both departments, and (d) providing service at the Department, College, and University levels.


Minimum qualifications include: (a) earned doctorate in Applied Psychology (e.g., Clinical, Counseling, School), Behavioral Science, Information Science, Quantitative Psychology, Human-computer Interaction, or a related field required by the appointment start date; (b) documented teaching experience (and documentation of teaching effectiveness, if available); (c) evidence of a robust research portfolio and demonstrated extramural funding (or the promise to secure such funding) by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications include: licensure and/or certification in one's field; demonstrated expertise and interest in applying analytic techniques to diverse areas of applied psychology and/or design. This may include research using mobile health data, digital phenotyping, and examining changes in mental health outcomes in multi-level systems, or other forms of densely sampled longitudinal data (e.g., social media, EMA, geospatial, psychophysiological).

Salary Grade:

Salary will be determined, commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

Bouvè College of Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Media and Design value and respect 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 and CAMD 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.

CAMD and the Department of Art and Design offer signature graduate programs in Information Design and Data Visualization as well as in Experience Design. Data Visualization is a key aspect of the expansion into Northeastern's growing global network, looking to launch programs at the University's new campuses in Vancouver, London, Seattle, and Toronto. In addition to our MFA and MS programs in Information Design + Visualization and Experience Design and our planned PhD in Interdisciplinary Design and Media, we offer BFA degrees in Design, Media Art, and Game Design, as well as coordinated degrees with other Colleges at Northeastern such as the D'Amore McKim School of Business and the Khoury College of Computer Science.

The Department of Art + Design has three distinct advantages: (1) Our diversified faculty conducts strong courses of study in a rich spectrum of practices: studio art, art history and critical studies in contemporary art and emerging media; graphic, information, interaction and experience design; digital arts, animation, game theory and design, photography, film, video, and interactive media. (2) We are located within a major private global research university and our College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. (3) We are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture, education, research and innovation with extensive global connections.

Northeastern University is a private R1 university. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connectedness. Northeastern has recently revealed a strategic plan to guide the University's course for the next ten years.

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

How to Apply:

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 Dietmar Offenhuber ( and Amy Briesch (, Search Committee Co-Chairs. Application review will begin January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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