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Part Time Lecturer

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Part Time

Part Time Lecturer

About the Opportunity

The Department of Health Sciences in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at the Boston campus of Northeastern University is hiring part-time lecturers for the Spring term.

The Department's mission is to promote the health and well-being of diverse individuals, communities, and populations through health care innovations and interdisciplinary collaborative initiatives across all scientific fields, engineering, and the humanities. The Department and the College are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.


Responsibilities include: Preparing syllabi, lectures, course materials, examinations, and evaluations of student performance in the course; Developing and implementing materials for seminars, online/hybrid courses, and laboratory-based experiences; Working under the direction of the Lead Faculty for certain courses; Holding office hours as appropriate; Engaging productively with teaching assistants; Collaborating on course revisions and improvements with department faculty and the University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR).

The first day of Spring classes is January 8th and the last day of classes is April 17th. Final exams are April 19th to April 27th. Undergraduate courses are typically scheduled during the day, 2 days per week between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm. The course titles and descriptions are given below.

PHTH 2300 Communication Skills for the Health Professions

Offers students in the health professions an opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and other professionals. Covers interpersonal communication with patients and families from culturally diverse backgrounds, public speaking and presentations, and communicating as a leader. Requires students to create/prepare and deliver several presentations throughout the semester.

4 credits, on-campus

PHTH 2350 Community and Public Health

Introduction to the basic components and history of the U.S. public health system, including community-based methods for addressing contemporary public health issues.

4 credits, on-campus

PHTH 2515 Healthcare Policy and Administration

Students develop skills and knowledge about challenges and approaches in management and policy in healthcare, including the skills of analyzing, preparing and writing policy briefs.

4 credits, on-campus

PHTH 4120 Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health

Explores how discrimination can lead to population-level health disparities among marginalized groups globally. Topics include constructions of social categories, such as race and gender; differences in patterns of disease across populations, both intra- and internationally; how work from various disciplines, such as anthropology, medicine, and public health, inform understanding about how discrimination relates to health; and theoretical models from different disciplines that explain public health disparities.

4 credits, on-campus, day

PHTH 4202 Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health

Introduces the principles of epidemiology necessary to critically evaluate the published research in medicine, public health, and related fields. Through careful reading of literature, class discussion, and lectures, familiarizes students with the study of design-related considerations that are an indispensable part of interpreting scientific literature. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to recognize critical elements of research design and execution (e.g., loss to follow-up in randomized clinical trials and other cohort designs, selection bias in case control studies, etc.); identify the strengths and limitations of different approaches to research questions; deepen their understanding of causal inference; and recognize the provisional nature of scientific knowledge. Covers issues of statistical methods and data analysis; however, there are no computational requirements.

4 credits, on-campus

PHTH 4540 Health Education and Program Planning

A writing-intensive course that introduces concepts central to health education and the program-planning process. Examines current public health issues that require intervention through health education or other types of prevention programs. Studies and applies models and theories used in health education and program planning. Offers students an opportunity to conduct a needs assessment; design and plan a program for a public health issue; create a mission statement for the program as well as goals, objectives, and strategies; and design the intervention, develop an evaluation plan, and create a budget and marketing plan.

4 credits, on-campus

HSCI 1105 Human Nutrition

Examines the fundamental role of nutrition in promoting health and how lifestyle and the socioecological model work together. Covers the physiological functions of energy-providing nutrients in the body and interrelationships, including the key functions of macronutrients and micronutrients. Introduces the use of two different diet assessment tools to assist individuals in selecting food for health promotion. Offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to make healthy choices and the role nutrients have on a person's wellness.

4 credits, on-campus

HSCI 2350 Advanced Clinical Nutrition

Designed for health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills in advanced nutrition in health and disease. Builds on a foundation of nutrition and introduces nutrients and their physiological impacts, including the nutritional guidelines for good health and disease prevention. Through case studies, offers students an opportunity to interpret nutrition in the prevention and treatment of diet-related health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

4 credits, on-campus

HSCI 2500 Public Health Nutrition in the Community

Explores the role nutrition plays in promoting and improving health in the community. Examines modern aspects of public health nutrition in the healthcare system by applying the principles of nutrition to design policies, behavior, program planning, food insecurity, marketing, and children and adult nutrition programs. Offers students an opportunity to develop and deliver nutrition education to various populations in the community, including school-age children, college students, and the elderly population.

4 credits, on-campus


Applicants should have at least a Masters in an appropriate field. Doctoral degrees and teaching experience are preferred.


Please provide a CV/resume and a cover letter that includes description of qualifications and indicates which course(s) you are prepared to teach.

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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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