The Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications from well-funded and accomplished researchers in an area at the intersection of psychology and health. We seek candidates who can provide leadership toward the ambitious academic and research agenda of the department and the university.  Candidates with programmatic funded research in health or mental health and with a track record of interdisciplinary research are especially welcome to apply.

The Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology is uniquely situated in a College of Health Sciences, which provides opportunities for collaboration across a variety of health disciplines (e.g., personal health informatics, pharmacy science, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, public health, and nursing).  Northeastern University, which is committed to public urban health, provides further interdisciplinary collaborative academic-, research-, and clinical- opportunities through links to universities, hospitals, community agencies, and public schools in one of the most dynamic and exciting regions in the world for higher education and health care. The Department’s mission is integrally linked to Northeastern University’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice inspired by global and societal needs. The university is a highly ranked academic research institution in national rating systems. 


This position involves mentoring doctoral students, conducting funded research, and providing leadership and participating in programs of the department and college.  The successful applicant will also teach graduate courses in his/her area of expertise.


The required qualifications include a PhD in psychology or equivalent in a closely related field; a strong record of external funding; demonstrated academic leadership; effective interpersonal skills; and documented teaching effectiveness.

Additional Information

The Department offers graduate-level programs in counseling psychology, school psychology, school counseling, college student development, and early intervention, including PhD programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology. The departmental emphasis on an ecological and multicultural perspective in its programs is described in greater detail at Each program is well connected to health centers, school systems, and community agencies in the Boston metropolitan area.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has 276 faculty members, and approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the university’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation in its focus on research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by visiting the College website at and clicking on “Faculty Positions.”  Applicant review will begin immediately and will continue until an exceptional candidate is selected. For further information please contact the chair of the Search Committee, c/o Dr. Robert Volpe (

Equal Employment Opportunity: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels.