The Department of Community Health at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. All qualified candidates in areas of Public Health are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in global health, data science/analytics, and/or mental health from a U.S. or global perspective. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly achievement, including a track record of extramural funding. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to student teaching and advising, preferably at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion and collegiality. Inclusion is a core value of the Department of Community Health.
The position includes teaching and service with full 9-month salary support. In addition to maintaining an active research portfolio, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the department, advise undergraduate Community Health students on course planning, senior honors theses, and other matters related to teaching and advising students. Other responsibilities include mentoring other faculty members and participation in department, school, and university-wide service.
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 teaching, and mentoring undergraduates is preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and working with a diverse student population, and dedication to collaboration with faculty within and beyond the department. There are also opportunities for collaborative research with the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Jonathan Tisch College for Civic Engagement.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), 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 apply.interfolio.com/66351 . Questions about the position should be directed to Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator, by email (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and 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: http://ase.tufts.edu/commhealth/.
The Department of Community Health
The Department of Community Health at Tufts University serves undergraduate students within the School of Arts and Sciences and has been in existence for more than four decades. The department seeks talented and energetic applicants who wish to join our growing faculty and student body. 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 are especially interested in candidates who fit with the department’s focus on population-level health initiatives in national and/or global contexts.
The Department of Community Health enjoys partnerships within the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, as well as the Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 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.
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 also 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, 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. 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 Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.
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About Community Health
The Department of Community Health at Tufts is one of the oldest multidisciplinary programs at the university. Since 1975, CHP has provided students with a diverse, integrative experience in learning. The department's relatively small size encourages a sense of community among fellow students, faculty, and staff. As a multidisciplinary program, CHP touches on diverse aspects of health and society, and encourages the exploration of health issues from a variety of perspectives.
CHP is an ideal major for students interested in pursing careers in health-related fields including but not limited to: public health, health policy, health economics, social work, health care or medicine. Students gain an understanding of factors that shape health policy and the institutions that plan, regulate, and deliver health care services. Through classes and field work, the Program exposes students to: (1) analyses of the major health issues of today and of the institutions that plan and deliver services; (2) the variety of social, psychological, environmental, cultural and political factors that influence decision-making about health and health care as well as (3) the ways people maintain health a...nd cope with illness. The program is multidisciplinary in nature, drawing students from all academic majors, and includes courses in economics, public health, epidemiology, medical ethics, history, and sociology as they relate to health and health care.
CHP courses span many disciplines, including anthropology, nutrition, medicine, classics, sociology, biology, psychology, history, economics, engineering, philosophy, political science, and public health. Through courses and an internship, CHP students analyze the following: 1) the factors that determine health and illness, 2) how communities define and try to resolve health-related problems, 3) the formation of health care policy in the United States with a comparative look at other countries, and 4) the institutions that plan, regulate, and deliver health care services.
In 2002, CHP began to offer a second major. Common primary majors for CH students include Biology, American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Child Development, or Spanish. However, the second major in CH can be pursued in conjunction with any primary major at Tufts. Upon declaring a major in CH, each student chooses a CHP faculty advisor who can assist with program concerns, course choices, and post-graduate plans. Students find this advising opportunity instrumental in supporting their course selection, future planning, and academic exploration.
After graduation, CH students generally move on to work or graduate studies. Some choose to work in research/policy/direct care organizations, and succeed in securing employment soon after graduation. Many students pursue graduate studies in a wide range of fields including public health, law, medicine, or allied health fields.