Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biodiversity and Society 

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks to fill an open-rank tenure line position as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor at the intersection of biodiversity and society, with the possibility of a joint appointment in the College of Science. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focuses on the intersection of social structures and systems and biological conservation (or, inversely, extinction). Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the social dimensions of biological conservation, a robust research agenda with a solutions-oriented focus, a commitment to education innovation, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence. 

We welcome applicants from sociology, science and technology studies, conservation social science, philosophy, Indigenous studies, planning, policy, sustainability science, environmental social science, environmental communication, social-ecological systems, or related fields. We invite scholars from a broad and diverse set of backgrounds, including those who employ a range of methodologies. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research agendas and participate in collaborative research programs that (where appropriate) can attract external funding; teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; supervise students in their areas of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline(s) as appropriate to rank.



Documents to Submit:  

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing interests in research, teaching, and academic leadership, a curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and names and contact information for three references.  Referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address nominations and questions to Maria Ivanova, Chair, Search Committee at


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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Published: 11/01/2023