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Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus, Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

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. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; 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 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 Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high-growth sectors. Our central research focal points of Life Science & Medicine, Engineering, and Data Visualization are tied together with the recurrent theme of Experiential Artificial Intelligence, creating a differentiating research environment that is oriented towards translational discovery.


About the Opportunity:

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University seek candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the emerging area of health/healthcare data science.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for working with the OHDSI Center at the Roux Institute (, focusing on education, research and community support of the global Open Source OHDSI initiative (


Research areas of interest should encompass approaches for maximizing the value of health data for evidence generation through large-scale analytics and may include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), computer and data sciences, digital health, life sciences, and medicine. Example: Methods that strengthen the ability to confidently draw causal inferences from comparative effectiveness research on observational healthcare data.


Other examples include real-world evidence data standardization, clinical/medical surveillance, comparative effectiveness research, personalized risk prediction and prevention, learning healthcare systems, big data, and applications of health or bio-informatics.

Aspiring candidates may be developing methods or applications that use computational modeling and large datasets to enhance our understanding of health from diagnosis, therapeutics, prevention, and health outcomes. We are also interested in efforts to understand and reduce health disparities among marginalized populations.

Our tenure and 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 Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), 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 appointed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences as the tenure home (department/discipline to be determine based on the candidates’ expertise) and will be appointed at the Roux Institute as an Institute Member. The candidate will also engage in curriculum development and assessment, classroom and online teaching, lead/participate in all experiential learning opportunities for students, such as capstones and research, as well as serving in dissertation committees, and engaging in service to the Department, College, and University. We seek individuals who can leverage their research agenda to facilitate collaborations with other Colleges and nodes of Northeastern global university system interested in health/healthcare data science (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities) and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate and graduate student teaching.


A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Health Informatics, Health Communications, Public Health, Population Health, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Information Science, Data 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 extramural funding or the promise to secure such funding.

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Additional Information:

Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and at least three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 15, 2021. Questions can be directed to Brianne Olivieri-Mui


Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with 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:


Research statement:

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 and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University.


Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and/or mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.


Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:

Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with.


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

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