Jobs at NetSI

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty - NetSI Boston

September 28, 2022
Network Science Institute
Boston, MA

Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 30, 2022.

The Network Science Institute (NetSI) at Northeastern University is recruiting Tenure Track faculty at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). The position is located at NetSI-Boston and appointments will start in the 2023-2024 academic year. Relevant fields of study include the core areas of Network Science and its applications to physics, social sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering, data visualization, art & design, or any other areas that use mathematical or computational approaches to model physical, informational, social, biological, or geospatial complex systems and their mixtures.

The Network Science Institute has emerged as a world leader of multidisciplinary research bringing together expertise from diverse disciplines, including the physical, information and social sciences, with a goal to build and expand methodology and theory of networks and apply these tools to address important societal challenges. The Institute has also developed the first U.S.-based doctoral program in Network Science in order to train a new generation of scholars. NetSI is dedicated to fostering a community of scholars who value learning from people across a wide range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, and who take pride in their scientific integrity.

Faculty who are invited to become core members of the Institute will be integrated into the vibrant, collaborative community and shared lab setting. Primary appointments will be offered in one of Northeastern's academic units, corresponding to the candidate's background. The candidate’s research plans and ambitions however should extend well beyond their home discipline to engage with multi-disciplinary teams across the University.


The potential hires are expected to develop vigorous research programs cross cutting the fields of Network Science, broadly defined. Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Qualified candidates must have excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.


Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biology, Social Sciences, or related fields by the appointment start date. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.

All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates the ability to build a strong research program. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible.

Additional Information:

Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and names and contact information for at least three professional references from whom letters of reference can be solicited as needed. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 30, 2022.

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your expertise, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Research statement:

Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Highlight any cross-disciplinary research efforts you have undertaken. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing, any cross-disciplinary and collaborative aspects, and the strategies you will take to address each direction.

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experience, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Equity statement:

Please provide a statement describing a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make, and what did you learn from this situation? We are interested in how you respond to such situations, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing individuals from groups marginalized in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past experience. If that is the case, we recommend focusing in your statement on the types of activities you think could be useful.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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