Open Rank Teaching/Clinical Faculty

Northeastern University

Job Description

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.

The Department of Health Sciences has more than 40 interdisciplinary faculty, over 700 undergraduates and more than 280 graduate students in MPH, MS, and PhD programs. The Department's teaching mission focuses on excellence and innovation in undergraduate education and is supported by the University's Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research.

About the Opportunity:
Open Rank Teaching/Clinical Faculty

The Department of Health Sciences, in Bouve College at Northeastern University, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position devoted to Public Health Promotion and Evaluation. This is a 52-week appointment, renewable annually. Faculty title/rank is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Department of Health Sciences is a CEPH accredited Public Health Program that offers a Bachelor of Science degree with over 700 undergraduate majors, as well as a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Population Health. The department also includes Master of Health Informatics and Master of Science in Exercise Sciences degree programs. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The earliest start date for this role is Spring 2022.

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research. In the last few years, we have hired faculty in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), racism and health, environmental health, health systems, health policy, global health, population health, and health administration.

Teaching faculty are expected to provide service to the department/college/university. This service may include student advising, committee work, curriculum development, program assessment, and recruiting activities. Engagement in scholarship and/or continuing professional development is required. Our institution values highly the scholarship of teaching and supports scholarly/research activities in the faculty member's areas of interest.

Our preferred candidate will have PhD or DrPH in Public Health or related field by the appointment start date with expertise in Health Education, Program Evaluation and/or Social/Behavioral Sciences. Applicants should have a strong and established background of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse community of students. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Northeastern University is committed to building, supporting, and retaining, a culturally diverse faculty. Applicants should include in their cover letters information regarding their teaching, scholarship and/or service that have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, particularly in the health sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates should have a strong background, or posses the aptitude, in public health program design, implementation and evaluation, as well as expertise in health education and community-engaged programs. We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will present a strong foundation in the social and behavioral sciences, health behavior change theory, community needs assessments and/or intervention design. The candidate's background may focus on areas such as health equity, socioeconomic determinants of health, structural racism, substance use, mental health, health technologies, and/or environmental health.

Candidates should have, or demonstrate ability, for teaching excellence at either the graduate or undergraduate level in a university setting. Teaching faculty are expected to engage in curriculum development and assessment, as well as classroom and online teaching. Preferred candidates will have, or demonstrate ability, for a background in experiential learning and practical applications of public health programs in diverse community settings.

Salary Grade:
Not applicable

Additional 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.

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