The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a collegial individual with ample experience in health policy, health economics, or health services research, excellent communications skills, and a penchant to work in a multidisciplinary university medical center environment. The successful candidate is expected to enhance current teaching and mentoring activities in the Department, as well as develop an independent research program and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member. Candidates who conduct health economics research with a focus on economic evaluations of health care programs, cost effectiveness, policy design and evaluation, health insurance and health care financing, or payment reform are particularly encouraged to apply. Combinations of areas of expertise are welcome and we encourage interdisciplinary approaches. We also are quite desirous of finding candidates who manifest strong interest in advancing health equity. Candidates who are willing and able to collaborate on grant proposals with a wide range of topical foci and who show a genuine appreciation for the importance of teaching and mentoring students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in health policy, health economics, health services research or a related field. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have a proven track record of scholarship, extramural research funding, and graduate student advising and teaching at the Masters level. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate the potential to become independent investigators and teachers.
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.
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/57495. Review of applications will begin in November of 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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