Assistant/Associate Cooperative Education Faculty
About the Opportunity
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
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
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.
About the Opportunity:
Assistant/Associate Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bouve
College of Health Sciences
Full Time, Non-Tenure Track
The Bouve College of Health Sciences is seeking a full-time Co-op
Coordinator faculty member to work primarily with undergraduate
students in the Health Sciences department in their BA in Public
Health and BS in Health Sciences program.
Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative
education in which students alternate between academic study and
work experiences. This is a full time, non-tenure track faculty
position at the Assistant/Associate Cooperative Coordinator
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.
Preparation of Students
: The Co-op Coordinator will prepare
students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching
co-op related courses each semester, and through individual career
advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching interviewing
skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional
behavior, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives.
Additionally, the Coordinator will help to prepare the
international student population for employment in the United
States. The Coordinator will be available to advise students during
their co-op assignments and will provide an opportunity for
students to reflect about their co-op experiences.
: The Co-op Coordinator will also perform co-op,
departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the
Director of Co-op for the Bouve College of Health Sciences.
Further, they will be encouraged to engage in service opportunities
outside the University to enhance the reputation of the co-op
program and the University.
: Cooperative education is an integral
part of the academic experience at Northeastern and our philosophy
is that learning in the classroom is enriched by practical
experience, and practical experience enriches classroom dialogue.
The Co-op Coordinator will collaborate with college faculty,
administration and other Co-op Coordinators to help students
integrate their co-op and academic experiences. They will also
share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate
work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.
Employer Relations/Job Development
: The Co-op Coordinator is
expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with
practitioners, managers and human resources contacts; develop new
and maintain ongoing co-op positions and advise students to apply
to these positions; maintain a current understanding of the
industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support
this endeavor include site visits to new and existing employers and
outreach to potential new co-op employers via alumni contacts,
professional networking, etc.
A master's degree or its academic equivalent in public
health/related health profession, college student development,
counseling, education, or psychology, is required, and a minimum of
three years of professional work experience is desired by the
appointment start date. Experience working with a diverse
staff/student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving
and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required. Proficiency
in computer/technology and database maintenance is necessary.
An academic degree in a related public health/health profession,
higher education, or experience in career development and
counseling of students is preferred by the appointment start date.
Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, and excellent written
and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with
an international student population is preferred.
Interested candidates should apply here with a cover letter and
comprehensive curriculum vita, at least three references, as well
as the Diversity and Inclusion Statement (prompt below).
Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 18, 2022.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:
Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed
your approach in a teaching/educational situation or involving
employer/ employee relationships because of the diversity of the
group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized
populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects
that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this
situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this
situation as a faculty member in the Bouve College of Health
Sciences? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a
past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so
please only disclose what you are comfortable with.
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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