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Associate Professor/Professor (EXPIRED)

Tufts University

Job category Senior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Public Health, Civic Engagement
AOS categories Philosophy of Social Science
Biomedical Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Public Health, Civic Engagement
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job description

Tufts University School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and Tisch College of Civic Life invite applications for a full-time, 12-month joint faculty appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor.  We seek a candidate with distinguished scholarship on (or highly relevant to) “civic life,” a broad category that encompasses civic engagement, public participation, social capital, civil society, citizenship, the public sphere, and related topics.  The successful candidate is expected to enhance current teaching and mentoring activities at both the masters and doctoral level, as well as develop an independent research program and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member. 

A successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong record of scholarship within a discipline (medicine, environment, nutrition, etc.) that has a clear public health framing and must emphasize the translation of research into policy and practice. Candidates with research interests and approaches that include community engaged or community based participatory research (CEnR/CBPR); public/community/stakeholder engagement in public health policy; the impacts of civic engagement on health; or the influence of social movements on public health policy; civic life in racial and ethnic minority communities or populations and/or low-income populations are particularly encouraged to apply.  Because Tisch College seeks to strengthen Tufts’ interdisciplinary intellectual community focused on civic life, we will prefer applicants who demonstrate an interest in fundamental questions about civic life that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as the nature of good citizenship or the appropriate role of the public in policymaking.

Applicants must have a terminal degree. Candidates must have a proven track record of scholarship, extramural research funding, and graduate student advising and teaching at the Masters and Doctoral level.

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 positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. The Tufts University School of Medicine is located on the Health Sciences Campus in the heart of downtown Boston. Also located on the campus are the School of Dental Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRCA) on Aging.

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine houses the Public Health Programs that confer the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH), Master of Science in Health Communication, and Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy. The Programs seek to create an educational and workplace environment that fosters active learning, discussion and debate, critical thinking, inclusion and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment. Small class size and high accessibility of faculty to students are hallmarks of our Programs. The Department has 31 full-time faculty comprised of public health practitioners, physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, health administrators, lawyers, writers, and environmental and civil engineers. Areas of research concentration include environmental and occupational health, obesity and chronic disease, health policy and health care delivery, health communication, health inequality and social determinants of health, nutrition and infectious disease, and global health.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. The only university-wide college of its kind, it engages Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning. It also conducts and supports groundbreaking research on civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships.

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 at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu.  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation.   To apply go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/38800.  Review of applications will begin in November of 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/38800
Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2016, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Time created November 8, 2016, 4:13pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 27, 2017, 2:15pm EST
Expired on May 27, 2017, 2:46pm EST
Last updated July 27, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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