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Part-Time Lecturer (Seattle)

Northeastern University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Part-Time Lecturer (Seattle)

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; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; 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.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a part-time instructor to teach a class on Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs in the spring 2022 semester in Northeastern's undergraduate program on the Seattle campus. This course is part of a program called Semester in Seattle: Urban Health in Local Communities and Global Contexts. The program takes the city as an urban laboratory to understand how health care and healthcare policies can address disparities and improve health in both local and global contexts. Students will take courses and engage in local cultural and co-curricular activities. The successful candidate will be teaching the inaugural cohort of undergraduate students studying away from Boston at our campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle and will help us shape the program.

The objectives of “Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs” include an introduction to pressing urban issues, including urban inequality, gentrification and neighborhood change, segregation and the concentration of poverty, and disparate access to high quality education, transportation accessibility, economic opportunities. The course should give students the opportunity to analyze local data, go on outings to see development in progress, talk with urban practitioners about what they do, and conduct research on urban issues.

The instructor will be responsible for the preparation and administration of the class, including teaching classes, administering exams, holding appropriate office hours, and grading. Instructors in the Urban Health in Local Communities and Global Contexts will also be responsible for collaborating on program development and delivery with the direction of a Faculty Lead.

The successful candidate will have a strong record or have demonstrated potential for teaching in the fields of urban sociology and urban politics and policy. A PhD or PhD candidacy in sociology, political science, geography, urban planning, or a related field is required by the appointment start date.

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Additional Information:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references.

Please address inquiries about the position to Professor Liza Weinstein, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology,

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

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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