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INVEST: Assistant Professor Positions in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Northeastern Unviersity
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 18, 2022

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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 at Northeastern University (CSSH) invites applications for one or more tenure-track appointments at the rank of assistant professor to support the interdisciplinary mission of the college and the university and the experiential liberal arts. Candidates who are completing their PhD or at an early stage of their postdoctoral training are encouraged to apply. In these innovative appointments, candidates will have the option to have one or two years in a postdoctoral position at Northeastern before beginning the tenure track.


The college is interested in a broad range of approaches, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as computational and digital humanities techniques. Candidates should have an interest in fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning and to working with partners beyond the academy, which are central to Northeastern University’s educational and research mission. Candidates will articulate how their work would contribute to the university’s mission of advancing historically excluded and marginalized communities.


Areas of expertise may include:


In the humanities: Conflict, displacement, and conflict resolution; creative writing including poetry and creative non-fiction; community writing; legal history; civil and/or human rights; race and justice; historically underrepresented voices; health and humanities; digital humanities; the study of culture and cultural expression; the study of the environment, including for example environmental justice, indigenous conceptions of the environment, and ethics.


In the social sciences and policy: Resilient communities; regional and international conflict and conflict resolution, migration and displacement; human rights; crime and justice; race and justice; algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, and justice; misinformation; global media; the digital economy; the future of democracy; computational social science and network science; the study of the environment, including for example environmental justice, environmental diplomacy, indigenous conceptions of the environment, and environmental economics and policy.


Successful candidates will have a tenure home within a department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, with the possibility of a joint appointment, either within CSSH or with another Northeastern college.


Faculty responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, and conducting an independent research program.




A PhD in the social sciences, humanities, or policy, or a closely related field is required by the appointment start date.


Documents to Submit:


Applicants will be asked to indicate their discipline or field on the online application form. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, diversity statement, writing sample, and 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.


To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Heather Streets-Salter, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications or nominations will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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