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Assistant Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus, Portland, ME 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.

The 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. Bouvè College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service.

We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouvé through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all. 

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors. Our central research focal points of Life Science & Medicine, Engineering, and Data Visualization are tied together with the recurrent theme of Experiential Artificial Intelligence, creating a differentiating research environment that is oriented towards translational discovery


About the Opportunity:

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the emerging area of healthcare data science.  Faculty will have primary responsibility for working with the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Center ( at the Roux Institute. Research areas of interest should encompass approaches for maximizing the value of health data through large-scale analytics. Examples include data standardization, medical product safety surveillance, comparative effectiveness research, personalized risk prediction, data characterization, and quality improvement. Aspiring candidates may be developing methods or applications that use computational modeling, meta-analysis of individual patient data, and large patient-level datasets to enhance our understanding of health. We are also interested in efforts to understand and reduce health disparities among marginalized populations.


The successful candidate will be appointed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (department/school to be determined based on the candidates’ expertise) and will be appointed at the Roux Institute as an Institute Member. The 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 seek individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges interested in healthcare data science (Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, etc.) and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate and graduate student teaching.



A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Health Informatics, Health Communications, Public Health, Population Health, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Information Science, or a related field required by the appointment start date. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence and a record of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank. The successful applicant will have a robust or emerging research portfolio and demonstrate extramural funding or the promise to secure such funding.

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 Search Committee co-chairs Dr. Becky Briesacher at and Dr. Michael Pollastri at  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


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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.

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




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