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Assistant Teaching Professor: Methodology in the Doctor of Law and Policy

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Professional Studies


 About Northeastern:

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.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; 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.


About the Opportunity:

The College of Professional Studies seeks a full-time non tenure-track Research Methods faculty member to teach in its Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program, starting Summer 2021 term.[PJ1]  The DLP program is an accelerated, practice-based doctoral program designed to allow its students to investigate real-world issues that will contribute to policymaking decisions.


The DLP program seeks to prepare its students to utilize the knowledge they gain in the DLP Program to better understand and transform their profession, organizations, and industry. The DLP program involves a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum including both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The methods faculty position in the DLP Program will involve not only leading the research methods course sequence, but also assisting students in conducting well-designed research with practical policy applications. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with DLP students, a group comprised of accomplished, high level, midcareer professionals who come from places such as government, nonprofit, research organizations, consulting firms, and corporations.

Actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with Doctor of Law and Policy program, which include: (1) working collaboratively with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, and other faculty to ensure integration across all three streams of the curriculum, (2) advising students on doctoral thesis projects (3) taking part in program and course quality assurance, and (4) managing special projects as assigned.


A doctoral degree in Law and Policy, or related field with significant research training is required by the appointment start date. . Teaching expertise in Research Methods, Statistics, and/or Law and Policy preferred. Those with background in applied policy research, evaluation research, and policy analysis or translating research for use in practice are strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated excellence in teaching within higher education is preferred. Online teaching expertise is a plus, but not required.

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Additional Information:

Classes are conducted in a hybrid NUFlex format, part in person and part online, with in person class sessions occurring in Boston and Seattle. 

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


 [PJ1]Consider adding starting Summer or Fall 2021 term

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