Open Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Metabolism in Brain and Body Health

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary
DOE
Closing date
Dec 24, 2023

Open Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Metabolism in Brain and Body Health, Psychology

About the Opportunity

About the Opportunity:

The College of Science at Northeastern University invites applications for tenure-track positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor), beginning in academic year 2024-2025, in the area of Metabolism in Brain and Body Health, broadly defined. Candidates should have a research program that is cross-disciplinary. Primary appointments will be in the Department of Psychology (College of Science) with joint appointments in other College of Science Departments (e.g., biology) or in other Northeastern Colleges including (but not limited to) the Bouve College of Health Science, the College of Engineering, etc., depending on research and focus. Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths.

The College comprises six departments: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Cross-disciplinary research programs and appointments are strongly encouraged within the College, and across the University.

The connection between metabolism and human health is well established but lacks systematic analysis. Connections between brain metabolism, body function and mental health, in particular, are areas of critical need. We welcome applicants who are pursuing new approaches to understanding these connections and their relation to the behavior and experience of humans using brain imaging, physiology ranging from molecular to systems biology, and/or other approaches. The candidate would advance theory and empirical research on the metabolic basis of mental health and its relation to physical health across levels of analysis. The research may focus on developing, adult or aging human populations or animal models of translational importance to human mental health. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, at mailto:metabolicsfacultysearch@northeastern.edu.

The Department of Psychology is strongly interdisciplinary, with 26 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 18 non-tenure-track teaching faculty, and 5 additional faculty with joint appointments in Music, Computer Sciences, Political Science and Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition to internationally recognized efforts in psychological, cognitive and brain health with a focus on translational and intervention investigation, research in the Department of Psychology spans numerous other disciplines that are central to human health and wellbeing across the lifespan, including developmental and aging neuroscience, brain-body interactions, animal models, language processing, reasoning, social cognition, visual processing and impairment. The Department of Psychology administers or co-administers programs in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience for over 2,000 undergraduates, and it trains 60 students in PhDs programs. Under new leadership, the College of Science, and the Department of Psychology are in a vibrant expansion phase.

Northeastern is home to the https://www.northeastern.edu/csi/, the https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/, the https://cos.northeastern.edu/barnett/, the https://cdd.neu.edu/, the https://cils.northeastern.edu/, the https://www.networkscienceinstitute.org/, the https://northeastern.edu/nucret, an https://ctbp.northeastern.edu/, and the https://circs.northeastern.edu/, providing a rich multidisciplinary intellectual 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.

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. Opportunities to collaborate extend beyond the University.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect and inclusion, where each person is valued and empowered with equitable opportunities and access to resources. We commit to implementing initiatives that dismantle systemic oppression and build a diverse community. See our website for more information about the College and its https://cos.northeastern.edu/about/leadership/.

Responsibilities:

The potential hires are expected to develop vigorous research programs cross cutting the at least two of the following fields: psychology, neuroscience, physiology, engineering, or computer science, among others. Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Qualified candidates must have excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience (with a focus on clinical, affective, social, or cognitive domains), or a related field by the appointment start date. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.

All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates the ability to build a strong research program. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible.

Additional Information:

Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and names and contact information for at least three professional references from whom letters of reference can be solicited as needed. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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:

Research statement (no longer than 5 pages):

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. Highlight any cross-disciplinary research efforts you have undertaken. 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 College of Science, any cross-disciplinary and collaborative aspects, and the strategies you will take to address each direction.

Teaching statement (1 page):

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Equity statement (1 page):

Please describe your past experience and activities, and/or your future plans, to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in your academic work. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpresident.northeastern.edu%2F2020%2F10%2F19%2Fan-important-update-from-president-aoun%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cann.hughes%40northeastern.edu%7C4874ce41e5384e5ad7e208da795b446f%7Ca8eec281aaa34daeac9b9a398b9215e7%7C0%7C0%7C637955730186119863%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Szrz8mf2mk7HLscYVLLg2PpwiCR5ZO2OA77ud%2FuuS%2BI%3D&reserved=0 to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population.

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: http://www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

Position Type

Academic

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 https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ 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 https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.northeastern.edu%2Fdiversity&data=02%7C01%7C%7C056469d7f6cf47552eee08d61f0c7f65%7Ca8eec281aaa34daeac9b9a398b9215e7%7C0%7C0%7C636730535857378803&sdata=KIi0gAqGY5SPmeHUb21vdPtLQAysu3YBVHfaichuP%2Bg%3D&reserved=0.

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