Three New Tenure Track Position Openings at Northeastern University

We are excited to announce that there are openings for three Tenure Track positions at Northeastern University! Environmental Health Assistant or Associate Professor, Racism and Health Assistant or Associate Professor, and Digital Health Phenotyping Assistant or Associate Professor. Please see below for more information.

Environmental Health Assistant/Associate Professor

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The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of environmental health. Research areas should address new and emerging global environmental threats such as, but not limited to, infectious disease, known/emerging chemical contaminants, and/or climate change. Aspiring candidates may be developing and applying technologies such as environmental monitoring, mapping, or other means of exposure assessment that engage and empower marginalized local communities in protecting their own health. 

The successful candidate should be prepared to engage students in experiential learning that supports societal interventions for exposed populations. Teaching responsibilities include environmental health and other courses to support our combined undergraduate major with Civil and Environmental Engineering and computational skills training in our MPH and Population Health Ph.D. programs. We are seeking individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaboration with other colleges at Northeastern. The faculty member will have an opportunity to affiliate with the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, a large center that collaborates with faculty in many colleges at Northeastern, with many community-based organizations, and with faculty and scientists at other institutions. Northeastern has an extensive environmental health infrastructure, including a Superfund Research Program, Children’s Environmental Health Center, Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), NIEHS T32 Training Program now up for renewal, and numerous individual NIH and NSF grants. The tenure home is in the Department of Health Sciences with likelihood of a joint appointment in another suitable department or school. 

Qualifications and Position Expectations 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in environmental health, exposure science, environmental epidemiology, toxicology, environmental science, or closely related field by the August 2021 starting date of the position. We seek candidates whose work reflects the importance of population diversity and who value different points of view in teaching and collaborations. Candidates for Associate Professor should have a strong record of scholarship commensurate with rank and teaching, a commitment to demonstrated ability to secure external funding, and an established, high-impact research program. In some cases an Associate Professor would be eligible for tenure on entry. 

To Apply, click here to apply on-line (or copy and paste the following URL: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504119/assistantassociate-professor).

Please include a letter of interest, CV with names of 3 references, and statements on 1) teaching, 2) research, and 3) contributions to achieving a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Phil Brown, Search Committee Chair, at p.brown@northeastern.edu.

Applications received by December 4, 2020 will receive full consideration. 

Racism and Health Assistant/Associate Professor

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The Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks a new Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Sciences whose scholarship addresses Racism and Health. Racism and race-based health inequities result in disparities in achievement of the highest attainable levels of health and well-being. Reducing racism in all its forms (e.g. structural, cultural, interpersonal, internalized and others) needs solutions grounded in theories and data gathering that get at the roots of discrimination and oppression. We seek a scholar who is making contributions to public health’s responsibility to improve and protect the most marginalized populations and to characterize and measure racism and its impacts on the attainment of the highest levels of health and well-being.

Candidates will be expected to utilize data-driven and theory-based approaches, including advanced quantitative methods to illuminate disparities in both public health and health care, with attention to individual, community and societal levels. Opportunities for this faculty member to collaborate with scholars and/or affiliate across colleges are available in related disciplines at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Institute of Race and Justice, the Health in Justice Action Lab and the Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research, among others. This faculty member will have opportunities to teach across the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of racial discrimination and health, health care systems and health inequities of vulnerable populations, both domestically and globally. This position and others being added across the university (see www.northeastern.edu/diversity) will greatly expand our capacity to teach and to conduct cutting edge research about the impacts of oppression and inequalities across the life span. The tenure home of this position is in the Department of Health Sciences, with likelihood of a joint appointment in another suitable department.

Qualifications and Position Expectations. Applicants must have a doctoral degree conferred no later than the starting date of the position (August 2021) in public health, epidemiology, quantitative sociology, psychology or a closely-related field. We seek candidates whose work reflects the importance of population diversity and who value different points of view in teaching and research collaborations. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor should have a strong track record of scholarship commensurate with rank and teaching, including peer-reviewed publications and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding for research. All candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching courses in race/ethnicity, social determinants of health, structural racism, critical race theory, discrimination, social justice and/or other related subjects.  

To Apply, click here apply on-line (or copy and paste: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504113/assistantassociate-professor).

Please include a letter of interest, CV with names of 3 references, and statements on (1) teaching, (2) research, and (3) contributions to achieving a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Beth E. Molnar, Search Committee Chair, at b.molnar@northeastern.edu

Applications received by December 1st will receive full consideration.

 Digital Health Phenotyping – Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track 

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 The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the emerging area of Digital Health Phenotyping. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development or deployment of technology to quantify mental and/or physical health behavior in natural settings; technology-enabled, tailored interventions; personal health informatics; and human-computer interaction for health. Aspiring candidates may be developing methods or applications related to measuring and interpreting real-world mental health or lifestyle behavior using personal digital devices, including smartphones and consumer health devices, and/or use computational modeling on such data to enhance our understanding of the interaction between behavior and health. We are especially interested in the intersection of these domains and efforts to understand and reduce health disparities among marginalized populations. 

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department committed to excellence in research and teaching in our CEPH-accredited Bachelors and Masters programs in Public Health and our two Doctoral Programs in Personal Health Informatics and Population Health. The successful candidate will also engage in curriculum development and assessment, classroom and online teaching, serve on capstone and dissertation committees, and engage in service to the Department, College, and University. We also seek individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges interested in digital health (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities) as well as bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate and graduate student teaching. The tenure home is in the Department of Health Sciences with expectation of a joint appointment in another suitable department or school. 

Qualifications and Position Expectations: A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Health Informatics, Health Communications, Public Health, Population Health, Behavioral Science, Information Science, or a related field completed by August 2021 is required. We seek candidates whose work reflects the importance of population diversity and who value different points of view in teaching and collaborations. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence and a record of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank. The successful applicant will have a strong research portfolio and demonstrate extramural funding or the promise to secure such funding. 

To Apply, click here apply on-line (or copy and paste: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/504113/assistantassociate-professor).

Please include a letter of interest, CV with names of 3 references, and statements on (1) teaching, (2) research, and (3) contributions to achieving a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Matthew Goodwin, Search Committee Chair, at m.goodwin@northeastern.edu.

Applications received by December 4, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

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