Professor (Open Rank,Tenure Track)

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary Negotiable
November 21 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Network Science Institute (NetSI) is recruiting for an open rank tenure-track position. The successful candidate will have a track record using network science to study human health. Areas of study may include any aspect of health that addresses biological, social, technical, informational or geospatial systems. While the preference is for candidates with a background in network science, those using mathematical models, computational models and complex systems models are also invited to apply. Synergistic projects could involve network models from sociology to physics to study social networks, mobility patterns, healthcare outcomes, coordination of medical care, infectious disease modeling, digital epidemiology, disease networks.

This is an open rank Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor tenure-track/tenured position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The successful candidate will be offered a departmental tenure home commensurate with their expertise. Candidate's research plans should extend beyond their home discipline to intersect with fields in other domains. Potential to attract external funding is expected, and a record of successful funding is required for a tenured appointment.

The candidate will be part of the Network Science Institute which provides opportunities for cutting-edge, integrative science. NetSI is dedicated to creating synergy among faculty expertise, across departments and colleges, with shared computing infrastructure, active lecture series and vibrant collaborative research opportunities. The individual filling this position will also contribute to our distinctive PhD program in Network Science, which is the only NS doctoral program in the US. Candidate should be able to show a strong commitment to developing a vigorous research program, teaching courses and providing mentorship to Network Science graduate students.


Candidates must have a doctorate degree in a social, biological, information or physical science field prior to start date of the appointment. Candidate must have or a demonstrated potential for externally funded Network Science related research and excellence with scholarly publications. At Northeastern, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence, and we welcome applications that address these concepts in the context of teaching, scholarship or service. 


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 teaching statement and the names and email for three referees. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Inquiries from potential senior candidates are welcome and may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Alessandro Vespignani, Director of the Network Science Institute at:

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. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer

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