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The Bouve 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.
The Department of Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department in the Bouve College of Health Sciences, one of nine colleges at Northeastern University. We provide a world-class education in a broad range of public health and clinical careers that promote the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations in culturally diverse contexts. We are committed to evidence-based research and research translation to eliminate health disparities. Our department is a unique, transdisciplinary setting that incorporates teaching, learning, and serving, in a rapidly evolving, multicultural environment that includes perspectives based on diversity by race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age and nationality. The Department has over 40 faculty and offers a CEPH-accredited undergraduate program in Health Sciences, three masters programs (MS in Exercise Science, MS in Health Informatics, and CEPH-accredited Masters in Public Health), and two doctoral programs (PhDs in Population Health and Personal Health Informatics). The Department is home to approximately 600 undergraduate majors in the Health Science B.S. and 300 graduate students. It is playing a central role in expanding public health programs.
About the Opportunity: The Department of Health Sciences in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks a new Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Sciences whose scholarship addresses Racism and Health. Racism and race-based health inequities result in disparities in achievement of the highest attainable levels of health and well-being. Reducing racism in all its forms (e.g. structural, cultural, interpersonal, internalized and others) needs solutions grounded in theories and data gathering that get at the roots of discrimination and oppression. We seek a scholar who is making contributions to public health's responsibility to improve and protect the most marginalized populations and to characterize and measure racism and its impacts on the attainment of the highest levels of health and well-being.
Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to utilize data-driven and theory-based approaches, including advanced quantitative methods to illuminate disparities in both public health and health care, with attention to individual, community and societal levels. Opportunities for this faculty member to collaborate with scholars and/or affiliate across colleges are available in related disciplines at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, Institute of Race and Justice, the Health in Justice Action Lab and the Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research, among others. This faculty member will have opportunities to teach across the department's undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of racial discrimination and health, health care systems and health inequities of vulnerable populations, both domestically and globally. 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 about the impacts of oppression and inequalities across the life span. The tenure home of this position is in the Department of Health Sciences, with likelihood of a joint appointment in another suitable department.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree conferred no later than the starting date of the position (August 2021) in public health, epidemiology, quantitative sociology, psychology or a closely-related field. We seek candidates whose work reflects the importance of population diversity and who value different points of view in teaching and research collaborations. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor should have a strong track record of scholarship commensurate with rank and teaching, including peer-reviewed publications and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding for research. All candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching courses in race/ethnicity, social determinants of health, structural racism, critical race theory, discrimination, social justice and/or other related subjects.
Additional Information: 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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.