Cross-Disciplinary Cluster Hires in Race and Social Justice
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce a multi-position hiring initiative in the thematic area of race and social justice across humanities and social science disciplines.
The President of Northeastern has expressly announced a call to action for the university to address systemic racism—especially anti-Black discrimination—and advance its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Practical steps include a commitment that across our campuses, incoming undergraduate students, master’s students, and doctoral students will fully reflect the relevant national racial diversity within five years.
With respect to faculty, NU’s long-term goal is that the faculty should reflect the diversity of the societies we serve, with a specific intermediate goal to double the percentage of new faculty hires from underrepresented groups across all NU campuses within five years and to double the percentage of Black faculty hires in the United States over this period. In addition, NU is creating a new institute that will serve as the focal point for a larger university initiative related to racial justice and inequality, with at least 10 new faculty positions to support this effort. In light of these efforts and to advance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, CSSH is pleased to announce the launch of searches that seek build on Northeastern’s prominence in the public and digital humanities and the study of race and social justice.
Researchers investigate a range of topics including race, racism, and anti-racism studies within an intersectional framework as well as the creation of difference, racial disparities, inequities and hierarchies. Colleagues in the college study race, racism, and anti-racism within an intersectional framework that includes ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and social status.
We are also particularly interested the interventions into these through experiential teaching and learning and applied research, policy work and public humanities. Together we seek to create lasting legacies of transformative and restorative justice. CSSH’s community draws on strong relationships with the library’s Digital Scholarship Group, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Boston Area Research Center, the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, and many other research centers. We also have collaborative ties with researchers in law; computer science; arts, media and design; health; environmental studies; and network science.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston with a global campus network. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities.
The group of new hires will join our esteemed faculty who are dedicated to social scientific and applied research, to public humanities scholarship, and to community-based engagement in their studies of race, racism, and social justice. Opportunities exist for joint appointments within CSSH or with other colleges including for example the School of Law, the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Arts, Media, and Design as well as affiliation with research centers in the college and across the university. The college is particularly interested in appointing faculty members with demonstrated commitment to the experiential liberal arts and the study of and teaching with technologies.
The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and cultivating a culture of inclusion and equity within and across its units. We continue to enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups that have been underrepresented in academia. Successful candidates will have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
Multiple open-rank positions in the humanistic study of the creation of difference, the study of hierarchies, and the curation of knowledge as well as the equitable alternatives made possible with public and digital humanities. Home departments may include English, History, Cultures, Societies or Global Studies, and Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Multiple open-rank positions in the study of themes related to race and social justice across the social sciences. We especially welcome applicants with interests in racial disparities, discrimination, and systemic racism in public spheres, politics, markets, organizations, and workplaces; in community resilience and social justice in public health, policy, politics, and criminal justice; as well as candidates who may use anti-racist methodologies in the study of culture, data, networks, and systems. Home units may include the School of Criminality and Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and/or Sociology and Anthropology and may also include affiliation with programs such as Africana Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.
In addition to the race and social justice cluster hires, we seek to hire a Director of Africana Studies to continue building the program’s strengths and curricular offerings. The program focuses on five cross disciplinary areas of study: cultural studies and social justice; gender studies; medicine and health; literature, film, and arts; and communication, media, and technology. We seek candidates at the rank of Associate/Full Professor as the Director of Africana Studies.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities particularly welcomes applicants from populations underrepresented in academe for searches in Artificial Intelligence and Econometrics and Information Ethics and Algorithmic Bias.