Assistant/ Associate/ Full Teaching Professor (Northeastern University)

Northeastern University

Job title: Assistant/ Associate/ Full Teaching Professor (Northeastern University)
Hiring institution: Northeastern University
Location: Arlington, Virginia | United States
Application deadline: Open until filled

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track, open rank Teaching Professor as Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor for the Arlington campus. The programmatic focus is public policy and public administration with an emphasis on data analysis, research methods, and statistics for public affairs programs at Northeastern University’s new campus in Arlington, Virginia. The expected start date is Fall 2024, although applicants may begin at an earlier date to facilitate programmatic needs.


This position will support the teaching needs for a portfolio of public affairs programs at Northeastern University in Arlington, the latest addition to the University’s global campus system, including the Master of Public Policy, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science in Resilience Studies, the Master of Science in Urban Informatics, and the Master of Applied Quantitative Methods and Social Analysis degree programs. Responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses across these programs and supporting student success initiatives on the campus.

Successful candidates will have: (1) a strong commitment to and experience in graduate teaching; (2) expertise in research methods and statistics; and (3) familiarity with policy-oriented research applications across a broad array of social sciences. Responsibilities for this position include teaching up to six graduate courses per year in data analysis, research methods, and statistics, as well as other relevant core and elective courses in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, in addition to service and professional development. Teaching across multiple modalities, including in person on the Arlington campus, online, and livecast, will be expected.

This full-time, benefits-eligible appointment on Northeastern’s Arlington campus will begin in Fall 2024 or earlier. This is a non-tenure, but continuing and tracked position (Assistant, Associate, and Full Teaching Professor), with the possibility of progressively-long multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.


  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in a related discipline is required by the appointment start date.
  • Candidates should provide evidence of teaching excellence, including student evaluations and sample course materials. Familiarity with online teaching is beneficial, but not required.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments inside and outside of the classroom as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. Service learning experience is beneficial, but not required.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, a model syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness with complete sets of recent student evaluations, as well as contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Gregory M. Zimmerman, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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