Tufts University: Assistant Professor Community Health - Health Disparities

School of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts

The undergraduate Department of Community Health invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department has a commitment to advancing health equity and eliminating health disparities. We seek a candidate with demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department and university, and whose work complements and extends the research and scholarship in the department. The position includes a blend of scholarship, teaching, and service with full 9-month salary support. The search is open, but focused on health disparities. Areas of particular interest include the following:

The faculty member is expected to expand his/her portfolio of research supported by extramural funding; teach up to four undergraduate in the department per year; advise undergraduate students on course planning, senior honors theses, and other matters related to the department; and participate in department, school, and university-wide service.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to community health (e.g., public health, global health, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy, area studies) at the time of application. The successful applicant is expected to have an independent research portfolio, including scholarly contributions to the scientific literature, a track record of externally funded research and growing recognition in her/his field of interest.

University-level teaching experience is required and experience with undergraduates is preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, working with a diverse student population, and dedication to collaboration with faculty within and beyond the department, such as other departments within the School of Arts and Sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, international relations) and with faculty from the Tufts School of Medicine (e.g., Department of Public Health and Community Medicine), the Tisch College and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), copies of two representative scholarly works, and have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/43833

Questions about the position should be directed to Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator, by email ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. For further information about the Department of Community Health, please visit our website: www.ase.tufts.edu/commhealth/

The Department of Community Health

The Department of Community Health at Tufts University serves undergraduate students within the School of Arts and Sciences and has been in existence for more than four decades. The department seeks talented and energetic applicants who wish to join our growing faculty and student body. The department embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us to expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work, and encourage applicants to identify their status in the cover letter.

Tufts University

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts is a metropolitan institution located just outside the city of Boston. Our campus provides a vibrant and diverse academic hub within the intellectually rich environment of both a “Research Class 1” university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of inter-departmental and cross-school partnerships. The Department of Community Health enjoys partnerships within the undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, as well as the Tufts School of Medicine, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts School of Dentistry, and the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We also have strong collaborations with many of the major Boston teaching hospitals, community health centers, and community-based organizations.

Tufts University has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion among our faculty and students. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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last updated 30-Aug-2017