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Job ID: 133187

Teaching Professor or Professor of Practice
Northeastern University

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Teaching Professor or Professor of Practice
University Northeastern University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Health Administration & Policy

The Department of Health Sciences, BouvĂ© College, Northeastern University invites applications for a full- time, non- tenure track Teaching Professor of Health Policy, position of any rank. Qualified candidates may also be considered for an appointment as Professor of the Practice. We seek individuals who specialize in healthcare and public health policy, financing, and/or administration. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty committed to excellence in teaching in our CEPH-accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Public Health and our Doctoral Program in Population Health. Teaching faculty are expected to engage in curriculum development and assessment; classroom and, potentially, online teaching; capstone and, where appropriate, dissertation committees; as well as service activities for the Department, College and University. Additionally, engagement in scholarship and/or research is encouraged. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of innovation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, preferred candidates will have background in experiential learning.
Based on background and experience, we are seeking individuals who can bring innovative and effective pedagogical methods to policy-related courses, including the American Healthcare System; Health Policy and Administration; Community and Public Health; Public Health Administration and Policy; and Health Communications.

Teaching Professors are appointed to the rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) commensurate with their experience and credentials. Appointment as Professor of the Practice may be offered by the University to a limited number of eminently qualified creative, business, entrepreneurial, law, or other professionals who are recognized by peers as having made significant contributions to fields and disciplines important to public health, healthcare, and population health domains.

An MD, JD, PhD or other doctoral degree in Public Health, Population Health, Healthcare Administration, or related field completed by August 2019 is required. Applicants should have a strong track record of teaching and ability to mentor students. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Northeastern University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in higher education. Applicants are encouraged to include within their cover letters information regarding their research, teaching, and/or service experiences that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, particularly in the health sciences.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 1, 2019. However, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.
Additional Information:

The BouvĂ© 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 missions both of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and of creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.
The Department of Health Sciences has over 40 interdisciplinary faculty, over 500 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.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities.

Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation’s most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning – the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years.

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, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.
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. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply.

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Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and a research and teaching statement.

  • 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.

    To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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