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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Requisition Number FTFR000856
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/05/2016

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks applicants for two tenure track, assistant professor faculty positions. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a tenure track associate professor position. The successful candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: speech and language development, speech/language/auditory neuroscience, hearing sciences, auditory pathologies, voice disorders, swallowing, disorders of articulation/phonology/language, adult neurogenics, speech science, pediatric audiology, aural (re)habilitation, hearing conservation, cognitive aging, communication technologies, or a related area. In addition to teaching and service responsibilities (department, college, university), successful candidates will develop and continue to foster a nationally and internationally recognized research agenda and maintain a strong track record of obtaining external funding. The anticipated start date for both academic year, benefits-eligible positions is Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.


A doctoral degree in communication sciences, hearing science, speech-language pathology, audiology, or a related discipline by the start date and a record of publications in scholarly journals appropriate to the candidate’s research areas are required. The successful candidates will demonstrate promise for building an externally-funded research program and teaching excellence.

Additional Information

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, offers graduate clinical degrees and undergraduate minors, in addition to an interdisciplinary certificate in Early Intervention, and houses the on-campus, state-of-the art Speech-Language and Hearing Center. Our programs are described in greater detail at The Department has a 50-year history of externally funded research through the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, and other agencies. Northeastern University provides the opportunity for collaborative academic, clinical, and research program development through established links to other units within the University (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Applied Psychology), as well as with other universities (e.g., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University), hospitals (e.g., Boston Children’s Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital), and schools (e.g., Boston Public Schools) in the Greater Boston metropolitan area.

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 new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and 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.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and expertise and includes an outstanding benefits package. Evaluation will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, visit the Bouve College of Health Sciences website and click on ‘About’ then `Faculty Positions’. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, and list of three references. For more information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. David J. Lewkowicz (phone: +1 617-373-8285, e‐mail:

Northeastern University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCEinstitution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

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