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Professor of the Practice

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Professor of the Practice

About the Opportunity


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Professor of Practice and Director of CSSH Programs for the Arlington campus. The programmatic focus is public policy, public administration, and security and resilience studies at Northeastern University's new campus in Arlington, Virginia with an expected start date of Fall 2022.

This position will support the launch of the Master of Public Policy program and the Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program at Northeastern University—Arlington, the latest addition to the University's global campus system. Responsibilities include supporting on-ground admissions and recruitment; mentoring and advising Arlington-based students; teaching graduate-level courses across the programs in public policy, public administration, security and resilience studies, and methods; and collaborating with the College on the development of partnerships for experiential and research opportunities in the Washington, DC area.

The ideal candidate will have a distinguished professional record with extensive expertise in the fields of public policy and/or security and resilience studies, an established capacity for developing partnerships with government, nonprofit, and private sector in the Washington, DC area, and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentorship. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The position will support the University's commitment to innovation and inclusion in teaching as well as the College's commitment to social justice and racial justice through interdisciplinary transformative thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, and international level.

Successful candidates will teach courses that align with individual strengths and curricular needs as well as contributing to and developing co-curricular programming and opportunities for students at the Arlington campus. Teaching across multiple modalities, including on-ground, online, and hybrid, will be expected.


A PhD or equivalent professional experience in Public Policy, Public Administration, or other related area by the appointment start date as well as teaching excellence or potential for teaching excellence is preferred. The candidate must also have at least five years of work experience in the profession. The ideal candidate will have expertise working in an applied research setting such as a government agency, think-tank, or academic research center on issues related to public policy, social justice, security, or community resilience. Prior leadership or potential for leadership in developing researcher-practitioner partnerships as well as a well-developed network across sectors in one or more policy issues is also desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven teaching proficiency are expected. Familiarity with online teaching is beneficial.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a cover letter of interest highlighting teaching accomplishments and relevant professional experiences and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should be prepared to submit the names and contact information for writers of three letters of recommendation, which will be solicited upon receipt of complete application.

Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Thomas Vicino, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue 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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