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Open Rank Professor Doctor of Law and Policy

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Professor Doctor of Law and Policy

About the Opportunity

About the Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in ex world-renowned experiential approach that empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners t of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and college.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in various modes from associate's degrees to doctorates in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity

The College of Professional Studies seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty for the Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program with a strong focus on Research Methods, starting the Summer 2023 term.

The DLP program is an accelerated doctoral program designed to allow students to investigate real-world issues contributing to the policymaking process. The DLP program seeks to prepare its students to utilize the knowledge they gain in the DLP program to transform their profession, organizations, and industry. Faculty engage students in advanced coursework that develops legal reasoning, research, and policy analysis skills. By examining the intersection of three key themes—law, research, and policy—within their professional fields, the program prepares leaders to tackle practical challenges with a multidisciplinary approach. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with and mentor DLP students, a unique group of senior-level and mid-career professionals from government, nonprofit, research institutes, and global corporations.


The actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with the Doctor of Law and Policy program collaboratively with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, and other faculty to 1) teach research methods-focused courses, (2) advise students on doctoral thesis projects, (3) participate in college initiatives and curriculum oversight, (4) and manage special projects, as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have a JD and Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline and research experience. Significant research training is required, with expertise in Research Methods, Statistics. Practical professional experience in the legal sector and/or policy design is desired. A history of successful teaching at the graduate level, experience teaching online, and teaching adult learners are strongly preferred.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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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