About the Opportunity
About the Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in ex world-renowned experiential approach that empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners t of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and college.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in various modes from associate’s degrees to doctorates in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity
The College of Professional Studies seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track Law and/or Policy faculty for the Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program, starting the Summer 2022 term.

The DLP program is an accelerated doctoral program designed to allow students to investigate real-world issues contributing to the policymaking process. The DLP program seeks to prepare its students to utilize the knowledge they gain in the DLP program to transform their profession, organizations, and industry. Faculty engage students in advanced coursework that develops legal reasoning, research, and policy analysis skills. By examining the intersection of three key themes—law, research, and policy—within their professional fields, the program prepares leaders to tackle practical challenges with a multidisciplinary approach. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with and mentor DLP students, a unique group of senior-level and mid-career professionals from government, nonprofit, research institutes, and global corporations.

The actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with the Doctor of Law and Policy program collaboratively with the Program Director and Associate Program Director, and other faculty to 1) teach law and legal reasoning and/or policy-focused courses, (2) advise students on doctoral thesis projects, (3) participate in college initiatives and curriculum oversight, (4) and manage special projects, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a JD or Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline and research experience. A JD or LLM, in addition to a Ph.D., is preferred. A history of successful teaching at the graduate level and experience teaching online are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should have extensive practical professional experience in the legal sector and/or policy design and development and demonstrate familiarity with doctoral-level research and adult learners.