Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor in Digital Health and Social Justice

Northeastern University
Health Sciences

Description and application:

The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks an open rank interdisciplinary scholar to advance Northeastern University’s strategic goals in public health and health equity by conducting research on the collection, analysis, visualization, or use of health data or health interventions as a tool for improving health and wellness.

This faculty member will build strength in the social justice and ethical dimensions of health data acquisition, health data analytics, or health technological innovation, championing new approaches with interdisciplinary collaborations.  The department construes health data science broadly. The rapidly increasing and omnipresent collection of health and wellness data highlights the need not only to innovate using such data, but also to understand and address the impacts of data ownership, fidelity, and dissemination on social and environmental justice and health disparities among traditionally underserved communities and populations.

The successful candidate will be based out of the Boston campus, appointed in the Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College, and jointly appointed at another department/college at the university (to be determine based on the candidates’ expertise) such as the Khoury College of Computer Sciences or the College of Engineering.

A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Health Informatics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Population Health, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field is 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.