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Full-Time Lecturer in Community Health
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Full-Time Lecturer in Community Health
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Community Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Community Health

The Department of Community Health in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, with a focus on applied biostatistics and quantitative epidemiology, to start in Fall of 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong teaching expertise who can teach introductory biostatistics, principles of epidemiology, and more advanced quantitative methods courses, as well as Introduction to Community Health. A listing of our curricular offerings is available at

The position entails teaching three courses or the equivalent in the fall, three courses or the equivalent in the spring, advising undergraduate students, and performing service for the Department and School. This is a 9-month position (September 1 through May 31) paid over 12 months. This position is for a two-year initial contract with possibility of renewal.  Upon joining our faculty, the successful candidate will be a member of the Full-Time Lecturer Bargaining Unit in the School of Arts and Sciences (Service Employees International Union Local 509).

Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in applicants who, through their teaching, leadership, community 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. All candidates should address, across their application materials, how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.



Candidates should expect to hold a doctoral degree in public health or a related field by the start of employment. University level teaching experience with undergraduates is required. A successful candidate will also demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching and mentoring excellence at the undergraduate level, working with a diverse student population, and fostering creative and independent thinking among students and mentees.


Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at  Applicants submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, prior course evaluations, and names and contact information of three references directly to Interfolio.  The cover letter or the teaching statement should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will ask for three confidential letters of recommendation at later stages of the recruitment process.  For additional information or assistance with Interfolio, applicants may contact Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator (

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The start date is September 1, 2023. For additional information about the Department of Community Health at Tufts, please visit our website at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


  • 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 University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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