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Assistant Teaching Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, is seeking one full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Global Health to join our faculty. The successful candidate will join an inter-professional, multi-disciplinary faculty committed to excellence in both teaching and research, in public health and health sciences more broadly. We seek individuals who specialize in global public health. Some examples of possible specialty areas include global disease surveillance, climate change, global health policy and area-based studies.




In addition to strong interest in Global Health from students in the Health Sciences major and each of the graduate programs, students from other colleges and departments minor in Global Health and choose Global Health capstone or PhD dissertation topics that utilize data from around the world. The undergraduate and graduate curricula include courses in global health at all levels and include global perspectives on many public health and health care issues within courses.


Our faculty are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive intellectual environment and strive to support Northeastern University’s commitment 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 support our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, particularly in the health sciences.



 Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD or equivalent) in a field relevant to health sciences. Candidates with strong methodological and analytic skills useful in solving complex global health problems are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate students, serve on departmental and university committees, and mentor students, including guiding capstone projects and dissertation research. Teaching faculty are expected to engage in curriculum development and assessment; classroom and, potentially, online teaching. Additionally, engagement in scholarship and/or research is encouraged. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of innovation and excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and background; compensation will include an outstanding benefits package. Starting date for this position is August, 2020.

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Bouvé 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. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

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 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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