Faculty Position in Behavioral Interventions The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
Open Rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu) is a leader in domestic and international nutrition and food systems teaching, research and policy. The Friedman School benefits from world-class, interdisciplinary faculty, a remarkable network of alumni and supporters, and global reach. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty across several multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; nutrition, obesity, and diabetes; climate change, sustainability, and food systems; and computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition.
In this international open search, the Friedman School seeks a faculty member with expertise in behavioral research whose goal is to improve health through diet, physical activity and other health behaviors. Applicants should have expertise in the design, implementation, evaluation or scaling of one or more of these areas: innovative systems-based approaches to influence behavior; interventions to influence behavior in communities, health systems, worksites, schools, and other similar settings; innovative applications of mobile and other technologies; and novel methodologies and/or areas of research such as social networks, bio-behavioral markers, toxic stress assessment, and complexity systems science. Experience in working with underserved populations and expertise in health disparities and health inequities is desirable.
Candidates are expected to have demonstrated outstanding scholarship through publications in high quality research journals, a strong track record of external funding, a commitment to teaching excellence and student mentorship, including work with a range of diverse students, and involvement in national and international efforts toward public impact. In addition to research, the successful candidate will develop a program of teaching and mentoring in theoretical, methodological, and/or applied issues in behavior in the widening context of current nutrition and food system challenges.
This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track open rank position, with a preference for associate or full professor. Consideration will be given to exceptional advanced assistant professors. Highly competitive salary, recruitment packages, and benefits are available, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The preferred starting date is summer 2018. Candidates should have earned a medical, doctoral, or similar advanced degree and have completed postdoctoral training relevant to behavioral interventions. Candidates’ areas of research should complement the Friedman School’s existing strengths in nutrition, physical activity, and policy; for more information, please visit the School’s website at http://nutrition.tufts.edu.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability. We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that leads to a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable food supply for populations throughout the world. Our hallmarks are the interdisciplinary focus, integrative nature, and translational impact of our education and research programs, which complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts, a “Research Class 1” university and top-25-ranked undergraduate institution. Tufts University, a recognized premier university, is home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses with a culture of cross-school partnerships. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skills in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences Campus, Friedman School faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and external collaborations, including with faculty within the Friedman School and the Tufts USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, School of Dentistry, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, and the multiple other colleges and universities in Boston, nationally, and worldwide.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Christina Economos, search committee chair, at Christina.Economos@tufts.edu., tele: 617-636-3784. Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/49798. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
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About Tufts University
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University was established in 1981 with the mission of bringing together biomedical, social, political, and behavioral scientists to conduct research, educational, and community-service programs to improve the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.