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Health Science Honors Instructor
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 22, 2024
Title Health Science Honors Instructor
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department University College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Health Sciences - General

Compensation: $9,730 for instruction; $1,000 for course development  



The Pre-College Program within University College at Tufts University is seeking a part-time instructor in the field of Biomedical Sciences to teach the following course in the Summer II 2024 session: CSS 0090 Health Science Honors. The Health Science Honors course, which has been offered to pre-college students for several years, gives students the rare opportunity to learn how doctors think about their patients' problems and make clinical decisions on their behalf. Also, students will gauge the success of their interventions through lectures, interactions with physicians and practitioners, and visits to area hospitals and medical laboratories.  

This course will meet for 3.5 hour sessions, twice per week from July 2nd through August 9th. As a reference, the schedule for Summer 2023 was M, W; 1:30pm - 5:00pm. It is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It is recommended that students have completed at least one year of biology. It will be taught in person on Tufts’ Medford campus. The course has a target enrollment of 15-30.  



  • As Instructor your primary duty will be teaching and class preparation. The University does not consider any scholarly work you may undertake to be a criterion for your present employment, nor does it consider such activity a requirement for retention as a Summer Instructor. 
  • You are expected to hold classes at the times specified by your department. 
  • You are expected to be available at regular posted office hours to discuss with students their academic progress or the results of examinations.
  • You may also wish to talk with students about other matters, but you will not have any formal advisees. Summer Instructors are not eligible for tenure nor will company time spent as a Summer Instructor contribute to any eventual tenure probationary period.  



M.D from an accredited medical school, or current medical student with expected year of graduation 2024. Previous related teaching experience is required, preferably at the college level. 


Application Instructions

Please submit a dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references directly into Interfolio. Current graduate students must demonstrate approval from their PI, advisor, and/or Graduate Director or Department Chair.  


The cover letter should include a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio 


The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Tressa Janati, Associate Director of Pre-College Programs, with any questions at

  • 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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