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Associate/Full Professor – Quantitative Methods

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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 Associate/Full Professor – Quantitative Methods
Requisition Number FTFR000887
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/10/2016

The Department of Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty member at the Associate/Full Professor rank with expertise in applying advanced quantitative research methods to any of the following areas: urban health, population health, global health, environmental health, health economics, or other health fields. This appointment is central to advancing the University’s Academic Plan, Northeastern 2025, and positioning the department as the hub of public health and population health initiatives at the University. The principal responsibilities of this position are to maintain an active, funded research program in health sciences, mentor students at all levels, teach in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and perform service for the department and university at an appropriate level for senior faculty. Engaging in intra-university research collaborations is strongly encouraged.


Qualifications for this position: 1) A doctorate in biostatistics, epidemiology, or closely related field from an accredited institution; 2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate biostatistics courses, and supervising graduate student research; 3) A strong research record as evidenced by extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications commensurate with rank; 4) Evidence of successful research collaborations with health or allied scientists; 5) Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Additional Information

The Department of Health Sciences is in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of seven colleges at Northeastern. Bouvé programs prepare students with a wide array of skills and experiences for careers in the health professions. The Department has over 30 interdisciplinary faculty, and offers an undergraduate program in Health Sciences, four masters programs (Exercise Science, Public Health, Health Informatics, and Health Data Analytics) and two doctoral programs (Population Health and Personal Health Informatics). Students work closely with faculty on research funded by federal grants and foundations.
We are located in close proximity to Boston’s Longwood Medical Area’s teaching hospitals and medical schools, as well as many other colleges and universities. The department has excellent research, clinical, and training relationships with the community, and city and state agencies.
In line with Northeastern’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and urban engagement, the Department of Health Sciences faculty teach and work closely with other schools, centers, and departments in the University. These include: Center for Health Education Research and Service, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, and Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. In addition to the areas listed above, Health Sciences faculty have expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, exercise science, health disparities, health informatics, mental health, neurodevelopmental disorders, policy and law, public health, and violence.
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 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. 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 the 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. Northeastern offers an outstanding benefits package. The starting date for this position is Fall 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply, visit the Bouvé College website and click on ‘Faculty Positions’ apply on-line. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. For questions about the search, please contact Sharon Harlan, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at
Northeastern University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. 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
  6. Letter of Recommendation 1
  7. Letter of Recommendation 2
  8. Letter of Recommendation 3
  9. Letter of Recommendation 4
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