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.
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: The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Nursing invite applications from highly-motivated candidates with an emphasis in Health Sciences or Health Informatics for a full-time tenured position. This is an academic year, benefits-eligible position as an Associate or Full Professor appointed jointly in the Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences and the School of Nursing.
Research areas of interest should encompass approaches for maximizing the value of health data through large-scale analytics and may include health economics, health disparities, social sciences, advanced life and health sciences, machine learning (ML), computer and data sciences, digital health, computational medical and clinical sciences, digital engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), and medicine.
Our tenure and promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty.
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.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences and the School of Nursing. The candidate will also engage in curriculum development and assessment, undergraduate and graduate teaching and student advising, lead/participate in all experiential learning opportunities for students, such as capstones and research, as well as serving in dissertation committees, and engaging in service activities in the Department, College, and University. We seek individuals who can leverage their program of research to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges and nodes of Northeastern global university system (the Network), who are interested in health/healthcare data science and digital health broadly represented across disciplines and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate, graduate and professional lifelong learning.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Biostatistics, Health Informatics, Public Health, Population Health, Information Science, Data Science, or a related field required by the start date of the appointment. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence and a record of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank of Tenured Associate or Full Professor. The successful applicant will have a robust research portfolio and demonstrate extramural funding.
Northeastern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in the sciences. Bouvè College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service.
We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all
Salary Grade: FACULTY/ NA
Additional Information: Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and names and contact information of least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 1, 2021 and the anticipated start date for this position is Fall, 2022. Questions can be directed to Dr. Becky Briesacher, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your expertise, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:
Research statement: Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work, the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in theBouveCollege of Health Sciences.
Teaching statement: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in theBouveCollege of Health Sciences, and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement: Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service 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 theBouveCollege 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 law.