Bouve College of Health Sciences: Associate/Full Professor

Posted by Bouve College of Health Sciences on February 9, 2015

Associate/Full Professor – Interdisciplinary Environmental Health and Community-Engaged Research


Position Summary:
The Department of Health Sciences is seeking an Associate/Full professor and Environmental Health Scientist with a strong background in community-based participatory research, environmental justice, and social science-environmental health collaborations. The faculty member will be part of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), which specializes in collaborative research at the intersection of social science and environmental health science. SSEHRI is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research, to community-based participatory research, and to collaboration with partners such as environmental organizations and government agencies. SSEHRI has several grants from NIH and NSF, including a training grant, with a variety of collaborators in social sciences, environmental health, law, and computer science. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Health Sciences of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which will be the tenure home, and the appropriate department or school in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. It may be possible for the joint appointment to be in a different college of the university.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Exposure Science, or a related field. Examples of research areas that would fit this position include: biomonitoring and household exposure, policy and regulatory issues concerning health effects of toxic substances, environmental justice approaches to cumulative impacts, natural resources impacts on health, toxic substances in home and urban gardens, endocrine disruption, chemical contamination of food, and climate change and health. The candidate must have a strong background in community-based participatory research, environmental justice, and in collaborative work between social science and environmental health. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in SSEHRI, the Department of Health Sciences, and the department or school in which the joint appointment is held, teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, maintain an active research agenda, secure extramural funding, and serve on departmental and university committees. In the Department of Health Sciences, the faculty member would rotate teaching Environmental Health, as well as one or more of the following: exposure science, environmental policy, biostatistics, epidemiology, survey design, qualitative methods, and health policy.

Additional Information:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and experience and the position includes an outstanding benefits package. The start date for this position is August 2015. Evaluation of candidates will begin December 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, visit the College website to apply on-line and include letter of interest, CV and 3 references. For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Phil Brown, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, 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.

Bouvé College, one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, is housed in the Behrakis Health Sciences Center and is located in close proximity to Boston’s Longwood Medical area teaching hospitals and medical schools. The Department of Health Sciences consists of a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Health and Exercise Science, along with an MPH in Urban Health, a PhD program in Population Health, and a PhD program in Personal Health Informatics in conjunction with the College of Computer and Information Science. Faculty in the department have expertise in public health, environmental health, social epidemiology, environmental sociology, medical sociology, nutrition, exercise science, personal health informatics, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health, population health, health disparities, and policy and law. In line with Northeastern’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and urban engagement, we teach and work closely with other schools, centers, and departments in the University, including the the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, the Superfund Research Program, the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, and the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research.

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.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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