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Requisition Number: FTFR000685

Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern
University invites applications and nominations for open rank positions in
all relevant areas of security, resilience and sustainability, with a
particular interest in their overlap.

Global environmental change and willful acts to undermine the functioning
of infrastructures and institutions pose new and growing demands on the
research community to advance humanity's understanding of pressing and
emerging challenges to security and strategies that promote resilience and
sustainability. Northeastern University aims to lead in education and
research that advance an understanding of security, resilience and
sustainability issues, and in the development of innovative solutions. This
hiring initiative addresses the human, institutional and technological
capacities that will be needed to develop safe and flourishing societies,
vibrant economies and healthy environments. Areas include, but are not
limited to, cyber and cyber-physical security, infrastructure resilience,
social and economic resilience, human security, nontraditional security
issues, infrastructure planning and policy, health and urban
sustainability, urban development and policy, urban and economic geography,
global security and international affairs, and environmental change and

Existing expertise at Northeastern University contributes to pioneering
research in the emerging field of resilience studies through the Center for
Resilience Studies, the Resilient Cities Laboratory, the Kostas Research
Institute for Homeland Security, and the Dukakis Center for Urban and
Regional Policy. It includes the intersection of policy and design in
advancing secure and resilient critical infrastructure and communities in
the face of human-made and naturally-occurring disasters.

Applications are invited from any discipline that contributes to the issues
of security, resilience and sustainability, and their overlap. Several
appointments are expected to be made in appropriate units of the College of
Social Sciences and Humanities, such as the School of Public Policy and
Urban Affairs, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the
departments of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology and History.
Cross appointments with the College of Engineering, College of Science,
College of Computer and Information Science, and other colleges at
Northeastern are also possible.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning
of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate
with rank. Successful applicants will have the abilities to initiate and
lead major funded research projects, to promote innovation in teaching, and
to engage with practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Additional Information:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the
experiential liberal arts (
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally ranked research
university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an
emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and experiential learning.

To apply, please go to and
click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants will be asked to upload a
letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research
interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of
three referees. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015.
Inquiries from potential senior candidates are welcome and may be directed
to the Chair of the Search Committee, Matthias Ruth, Director, School of
Public Policy and Urban Affairs, [log in to unmask]

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on
line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern <>

Professor and Co-Director of the Security and Resilience Studies
Program, Northeastern
University   Twitter: DanielPAldrich

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