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Visiting Assistant Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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Visiting Assistant Professor

About the Opportunity

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; Arlington, Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; Oakland; 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 minors in Health Psychology and Mindfulness Studies. 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.

About The Opportunity

The Department of Applied Psychology seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor (two-year appointment; 52-week contract) with expertise in statistics and research methodology to begin January 1, 2023. In addition to teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in statistics and research design (3 in fall, 3 in spring, 2 in summer), the visiting professor will be expected to play a central role in the (a) development of a college-wide statistics and research methods core sequence and (b) expansion of current course offerings in this area.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success. 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.


Responsibilities will include (a) teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses both on ground and online, (b) contributing to the development of a college-wide statistics and research methods core sequence, and (c) participating in departmental, college, and university service.


Minimum qualifications include: (a) earned doctorate in Applied Psychology (e.g., Clinical, Counseling, School), Behavioral Science, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field required by the appointment start date; (b) documented teaching expertise in the area of statistics (and documentation of teaching effectiveness, if available); (c) expertise in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment; (d) documented online teaching expertise (and documentation of teaching effectiveness, if available) and expertise in developing new courses.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply here with (a) cover letter, (b) a curriculum vita with names of three references, (c) a teaching statement, and (d) a diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging statement. For questions about the position, please contact Amy Briesch (, Search Committee Chair. Application review will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their pedagogy and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouve College of Health Sciences (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging Statement:

Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your past experience, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern's mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.

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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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