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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Teaching Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2023

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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Teaching Professor

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 School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks to fill an Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor, non-tenure track, in public administration and public policy.

The School's graduate offerings include a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program founded in 1969 and a growing Master of Public Policy program. Both programs are delivered on Northeastern's Boston campus and online, and attract a diverse and international student population.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching that would contribute to our core classes in public administration and public policy, such as public administration theory, policy analysis, public sector leadership, and budgeting. The School especially welcomes candidates whose teaching and research interests would also contribute to our Master's programs certificates and concentrations, such as non-profit sector management or health care policy and administration.

Teaching faculty positions carry a 3:3 teaching load. The successful candidate will also contribute to student advising and other School service responsibilities.


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 candidate should also have demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice through public policy and strengthening the role of the public sector and non-profits.

A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or a related field is required by the appointment start date. Positions at the rank of associate or full teaching professor require at least three years of experience teaching courses related to public administration and public policy.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a syllabus from a relevant course), and contact information for at least two letters of recommendation.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Questions should be addressed to Professor Christopher Bosso, Search Committee Chair,

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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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