Assistant/Associate Professor in the Behavioral and Translational Science of Addiction
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: R120364
About the Opportunity
Northeastern University is searching for Tenure Track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Behavioral and Translational Science of Addiction. An understanding of the populations at greatest risk of addiction and mechanisms underlying that risk is needed to develop, test and implement efficacious new interventions for prevention and treatment. The ability to apply methods, tools and findings across contexts and disciplines is also essential. To that end, we seek a scholar capable of leading and collaborating on translational research. We have interest in a scholar with expertise in areas that are existing strengths for Bouvé and Northeastern, including, but not limited to technology-based assessment or intervention, multimodal neuroimaging (e.g., EEG and fMRI), behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics and the genetics of addiction, human laboratory substance administration methods, counseling interventions in-person and/or via telehealth, and social justice/reduction of stigma. Investigators with artificial intelligence (AI)/big data as part of their research program are encouraged to apply, however this search aims to identify a candidate who will collect new data at Northeastern. There is strong potential for collaborations on translational research with investigators from the Center for Drug Discovery, the Institute for Experiential AI, the College of Science, the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and the Humanities, the College of Arts, Media and Design, the School of Law, and other units at Northeastern.
Our promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty.
At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.
The successful candidate will be located in Boston and have a primary appointment in one of the departments in Bouvé, with the possibility of a joint appointment based on the candidate’s disciplinary fit. The candidate will also engage undergraduate and graduate teaching and student advising, lead/participate in experiential learning opportunities for students, such as capstones and directed research, as well as serving on dissertation committees, and engaging in service activities in the Department, College, and University. We seek individuals who can leverage their program of research to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges and nodes of the Northeastern global university system (the Network), who are interested in the behavioral and translational science of addiction, and will bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate, graduate and professional lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should apply HERE with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and statements addressing the prompts below. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the search chair, Dr. Patrick D. Skosnik, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your expertise, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:
Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship expertise, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging Statement:
Please provide a statement of your contributions to diversity that describes your expertise, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging in your teaching, research, and service. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.
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.
Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a significant investment in interdisciplinary health research with faculty hires in the last few years in data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, global health, health economics, health systems, health policy, personal health informatics, and population health.
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. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity
A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a public health field (e.g., health behavior, epidemiology), psychology (clinical/counseling or experimental), neuroscience, pharmaceutical science, or a related field required by the appointment start date. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence and a record of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank. The successful applicant will have a robust research portfolio and demonstrate a history of extramural funding, or the promise to secure such funding. Academic rank at the Associate Professor level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Our locations—in Boston; Arlington, Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Oakland; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
The Bouvé Colleg...e 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.