The expected hiring range for the Associate Professor is USD $121,000 to USD $199,300. The expected hiring range for the Professor is USD $157,500 to USD $246,700. The expected hiring range is based upon the position’s scope and responsibilities.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: R120699
About the Opportunity
Northeastern University is seeking applications for two full-time Associate/Full Professor tenure line faculty positions for scholars whose research is focused on Health Equity, to be located at Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland, California. This opportunity invites innovative scholars to be a part of an evolving research environment within a campus that carries a rich tradition of championing equity, social justice, and leadership. The selected candidates will play a crucial role in bridging the Oakland campus’s historic focus on social justice with the dynamic research culture of Northeastern. While both positions are in Oakland, the tenure home for one position will be in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and the other in the College of Social Sciences & Humanities.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree, an active and successful research program delving deep into issues of health equity and be committed to the education of our students through teaching excellence and service. We welcome applicants studying topics across many diverse disciplines within the broad umbrella of health equity, utilizing data-driven and theory-based methodologies. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in applied research and data collection. Potential collaborative research areas among the existing faculty of the two colleges include environmental health, environmental social science, epidemiology, health policy, health economics, sociology, health informatics, and other health and social science fields. Applicants appropriate for the rank of Assistant Professor will not be considered for these positions.
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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), 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.
Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop research programs that attract external funding, with collaborative research programs strongly encouraged; teach courses with excellence at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise undergraduates, Ph.D. students and postdocs in their areas of research; and participate in service to the department, college, and university. Qualified candidates must have expertise in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.
Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and a cover letter that includes the names of three or more people who can be asked for reference letters. Referees will not be contacted without a candidate’s prior consent. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
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 experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following three prompts:
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 either the Bouvé College of Health Sciences or the College of Social Sciences & Humanities.
Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences or College of Social Sciences & Humanities (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging Statement:
Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your past experiences, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. A developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.
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. Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Our locations—in Boston; Arlington, Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Oakland; 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 Bouvé Colleg...e 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.