Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Employer
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary
FAC
Closing date
Dec 19, 2021

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About the opportunity

Led by the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University (https://web.northeastern.edu/cbhlab/) invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in cognitive and brain health to start in the fall of 2022 at the rank of Assistant, Associate, of Full Professor. We welcome applicants who conduct interventional human subjects research, with a focus on faculty who use neuroimaging, behavioral, and/or computational tools to assess cognitive and brain health. We are particularly interested in individuals who bring a unique perspective to the Center, which may include focus areas such as: epigenetics and genetics, neuromodulation, nutritional neuroscience and metabolomics, computational modeling, or other related fields. Potential topics of interest may also include lifestyle factors such as physical activity, diet, cognitive training, meditation, music, dance, theater, and social interaction, among other foci, as well as a range of populations of interest from childhood through older adulthood in healthy individuals or patient populations. We are particularly interested in candidates who take uni- and multi-modal approaches to studying interventions of cognitive and brain health in different contexts, including laboratory, clinic, school, workplace, family, and community. Because this is an interdisciplinary position announcement, successful faculty members will be jointly appointed to Departments and Colleges at Northeastern University that best fit with their interdisciplinary research and focus. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent, externally-funded research program, advising students, and performing service to the university. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field by the start of the appointment, and an interdisciplinary background of research commensurate with rank.

 

The successful candidates will have an office and shared lab space in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University (https://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). Relevant facilities include a new 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI system and center (see: https://web.northeastern.edu/nubic/), a real-time fMRI neurofeedback system, a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) system, high density EEG systems, eye tracking, DEXA, VO2 max systems, a virtual reality system with an omni-directional treadmill, behavioral testing rooms, and a biospecimen facility. Northeastern University is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Candidates should have expertise in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

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.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidates will be appointed in two or more departments based on their interdisciplinary area of expertise. These candidates will also engage in curriculum development and assessment, undergraduate and graduate teaching and student advising, 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 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 Northeastern global university system (the Network), who are interested in health/healthcare data science and digital health broadly represented across disciplines and bring innovative pedagogical methods into undergraduate, graduate and professional lifelong learning.


Qualifications

A Ph.D. in neuroscience or psychology or a related discipline such as bioengineering; movement sciences; nutrition and metabolomics; arts, media, and design; or education, as described above, M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree is required by the appointment start date. Previous postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates must articulate or demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching excellence of interdisciplinary scholarly achievement commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have a robust research portfolio and demonstrate extramural funding or the promise to secure such funding.

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