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Visiting Assistant 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 Visiting Assistant Professor
Requisition Number FTFR000956
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 Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 06/06/2017

The Department of Applied Psychology, in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, invites candidates to join the school psychology PhD and MS/CAGS program as a visiting assistant professor for the 2017-2018 academic year. We seek candidates who will contribute to the teaching and excellence of Northeastern University’s APA accredited and NASP approved school psychology programs.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in the school psychology programs. Courses could include: (1) a year-long school based counseling sequence; (2) consultation; (3) social, emotional and behavior assessment; (4) academic interventions; and (5) practicum. Responsibilities also include mentoring students and attending school psychology program meetings. The department seeks individuals who share its emphasis on interdisciplinary, multicultural, and ecological approaches to research and training.

The Department prepares students to meet the behavioral, mental, educational, and developmental health needs of children and adults within an ecological and multicultural perspective and to conduct research in applied psychology. In addition to the school psychology programs mentioned above, it currently offers graduate-level programs in ABA, counseling psychology, college student development and counseling, and early intervention, including a PhD program in counseling psychology. The Department emphasizes a multicultural focus in its programs as described in greater detail at Each program is well connected to the health care system, school systems, and community agencies in the Boston metropolitan area.

This is a one-year visiting faculty position and is intended to begin August 28, 2017.


Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in school psychology or a closely related area and have documented teaching effectiveness.

Additional Information

The Department of Applied Psychology is uniquely situated in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which provides opportunities for collaboration across a variety of health disciplines (e.g., personal health informatics, pharmacy science, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, public health, and nursing). In this context, it is endeavoring to increase its involvement in interdisciplinary and inter-professional activities. Northeastern University, which is committed to urban population health, provides further interdisciplinary collaborative academic, research, and clinical opportunities through links to universities, hospitals, community agencies, and public schools in one of the most dynamic and exciting regions in the world for higher education and health care. The Department’s mission is integrally linked to Northeastern University’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice inspired by global and societal needs.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 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, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
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
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Teaching Statement

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