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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 policy.
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.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the experiential liberal arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome). 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 http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions 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