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Job ID: 127444

Associate Professor Community Health
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2019
Title Associate Professor Community Health
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Community Health
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health

The Department of Community Health at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to join our growing department. This position includes full 9-month salary support. We are interested in all areas of public health, and especially interested in candidates with a high level of expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have a well-established track record of peer-reviewed research and extramural funding.

The Community Health department is an accomplished community of researchers with strong collaborations within Tufts and beyond. Excellent resources are available to support a successful research program and there are numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty from other departments and other Tufts Schools (e.g., Tufts School of Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy). Secondary appointments are possible across the university and at affiliated, leading hospitals. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the department. Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree or equivalent in one of the following areas: global health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social/behavioral health sciences, or related health or social science field. University-level teaching experience is required and experience in teaching and in mentoring junior faculty and students is preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and working with a diverse student population, as well as dedication to collaboration with faculty within and beyond the department.

Application Procedures
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, copies of two representative scholarly works, and the names of three references. References will only be contacted for applicants who pass the first screening by the search committee. Applicants will be notified ahead of time that references will be contacted. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Questions about the position should be directed to Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator, by email (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is fall 2020. For further information about the Department of Community Health, please visit our website:

  • Tufts University has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion among our faculty and students. The Department of Community Health 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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

    Tufts University
    Tufts University 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 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.

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Contact Information

  • Laura Pinkham
    Community Health
    Tufts University
    574 Boston Avenue
    Medford, MA 02155
  • 617-627-3233


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