The Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate level tenured/tenure track faculty member with an innovative research program in global public health. Northeastern is a globally networked university with rapidly expanding research partnerships and experiential education around the world. While the disproportionate burden of non-communicable diseases has cast a shadow over the 21st century, the COVID-19 pandemic shows the persistent, destructive impact posed by infectious diseases. The evolving, complex, and mutually reinforcing ways in which these two issues present challenges to population health necessitate new models for public health, in addition to traditional approaches such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to alleviate poverty, social inequalities, and preventable disease. Examples of possible specialty areas include global disease surveillance, health impacts of climate change, global health policy, global social inequities, and technological/digital innovation in global health.
At Northeastern University, there is a strong interest in global health from students across the university. There is a university-wide interdisciplinary minor in Global Health and the undergraduate and graduate curricula include courses in global health at all levels and global perspectives on many public health and health care issues within courses. Northeastern University prioritizes research that solves global challenges, through collaborative, cross-disciplinary and experience-powered solutions. World-renowned existing collaborations include faculty within the Integrated Initiative for Global Health, Global Resilience Institute, the Network Science Institute, the Institute on Health Equity and Social Justice Research, and all across the university. Northeastern works to inspire a global mindset across the entire university community. This position and others being added across the university (see www.northeastern.edu/diversity ) will greatly expand our capacity to teach and to conduct cutting-edge research in the global health field. The tenure home for this position will be the Department of Health Sciences, with the possibility of a joint appointment in another suitable department.
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 Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), 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.
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.
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 with faculty hires in the last few years in data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, global health, health economics, health systems, health policy, personal health informatics, and population health.