Job ID: 202035

Assistant/Associate Professor in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Community Health

Tufts University

  • Dec. 21, 2022
  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Community Health
  • School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Community Health
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Health Services/Research & Policy
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General
    Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Management/Administration

The Department of Community Health in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to start September 1, 2023. All qualified candidates in areas of social/behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our research focus on health equity across the life span of individuals and communities.  Priority research areas include the impact of racism and other forms of discrimination on population health, as well as the development and implementation of broad-based solutions to improve the well-being of marginalized individuals, groups, and communities. Candidates will have opportunities for collaborative research across A&S departments and Tufts centers as well as with the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Jonathan Tisch College for Civic Engagement.

Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in applicants who, through their leadership, community service, lived experience, teaching and/or research will contribute to our mission of being an inclusive and anti-racist institution. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. All candidates should address, across their materials, how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

The position includes research, 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, and advise undergraduate Community Health students on course planning, senior honors theses, and other matters. Other responsibilities include participation in department, school, university-wide, and national professional service.



Candidates should expect to hold a doctoral degree in public health or a related field by the start date of employment. A successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly achievement and a track record of (or potential for) securing extramural funding, depending on the rank applied. The candidate will build and maintain a vibrant and independent research agenda; commit to fostering an environment of inclusion and collegiality; contribute to our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives; and collaborate with faculty within and beyond the department. In addition, a successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students and working with a diverse student population.


Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations (if available), copies of two representative scholarly works, and names and contact information of three references directly to Interfolio.  A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cover letter or other application materials. We will ask for three confidential letters of recommendation at later stages of the recruitment process. For additional information or assistance with Interfolio, applicants may contact Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator (

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Community Health

The Department of Community Health in the School of Arts and Sciences is relatively new, although this popular and innovative undergraduate program has been in existence for more than four decades. The department seeks talented and energetic applicants who wish to join a growing faculty.

The Department of Community Health embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status. The department has established strong partnerships within the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, as well as collaborations with 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 partnerships with many of the major Boston teaching hospitals, community health centers, and community-based organizations. For further information about the Department of Community Health, please visit our website:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


  • 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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