Tufts University

Full Time Lecturer in Community Health

Community Health

The Department of Community Health invites applications for a full-time faculty position in community/public health at the rank of Lecturer. Positions are for 1-year initial contract with possibility of renewal and are included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for full-time lecturers (Service Employees International Union). The search is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with strong teaching expertise in any of the following areas: community health; global health; infectious diseases; epidemiology; gender, sexuality, and health; mental health; reproductive health; maternal and child health; adolescent health; and/or environment/climate health. A listing of our curricular offerings is available at ase.tufts.edu/commhealth/courses/. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach one or more sections of the course “CH-1: Introduction to Community Health”.

The position entails teaching three courses or the equivalent in the fall, three courses or the equivalent in the spring, and performing service to the Department and the School of Arts and Sciences and/or the University. This is a 9-month position (September 1 through May 31) paid over 12 months.

The university is especially interested in applicants who, through their teaching, leadership, service, and/or lived experience will contribute to our mission of being an inclusive and anti-racist institution. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in community health, public health, global health, environmental health, or a related health field. University level teaching experience with undergraduates is required. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, working with a diverse student population, and fostering creative and independent thinking among students and mentee's.

Application Procedures

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/105743. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and prior course evaluations to Interfolio. The cover letter should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders. For additional information or assistance with Interfolio, applicants may contact Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator (yolanta.kovalko@tufts.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The start date is September 1, 2022. For additional information about the Department of Community Health at Tufts, please visit our website at as.tufts.edu/commhealth/.

To ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Tufts University is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

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Last updated: 2022-04-27