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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Biostatistics

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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/Full Professor - Biostatistics
Requisition Number FTFR001050
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 11/02/2017

The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track or tenured) faculty member in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely-related field. We are seeking candidates with a strong methodological research background in modern statistics with a solid record of publications and research funding, who can contribute to multiple areas of population health and health sciences research. This position will involve expanding Northeastern University’s existing portfolio for research and teaching within doctoral programs in population health and personal health informatics, master’s degree programs in public health, health informatics, and health data analytics, and undergraduate joint degree programs and initiatives in health sciences. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active balance of collaborative and independent methodological biostatistics research, to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to mentor graduate students including serving on dissertation research committees. Engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations within and beyond the university is strongly encouraged.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.

The anticipated start date for the position is the fall of 2018.

To apply, visit the Bouvé College of Health Sciences website and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and a research and teaching statement. For more information, please contact the search committee chairs, John Griffith ( and Daniel Kim (


A doctoral degree by the start date of the position in biostatistics, statistics or a closely-related field is required. Applicants must have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications, evidence of or strong potential for externally funded research, and evidence in teaching graduate-level courses in biostatistics and/or mentoring graduate students. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Additional Information

Founded in 1898, 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. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation’s most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning – the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years (to #40 in 2017).

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, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.

The 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.

Northeastern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in the sciences.

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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