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Tufts University
  • Position Number: 2727333
  • Location: Boston , MA
  • Position Type: Health - Public and Environmental Health
Open Date
December 21, 2021

Application Instructions
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Please submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter;

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Statement explaining how your leadership, administrative, teaching, mentoring, and/or service experience would contribute both to the program and to Tufts University's efforts at supporting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion;

  • A statement on your teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching evaluations; and

  • Names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation (letters of reference will be requested at a second stage).


The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the level of Associate or Professor to serve as the Program Director for our Public Health Program.


The public health program is situated in the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA and offers both on-campus and fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) options with approximately 400 currently matriculated students. We focus on preparing students for careers in public health practice, as well as supporting our partner institutions and host communities in public health education, research, and service locally and globally. We recently completed a curricular revamping of our core classes to explicitly focus on achieving health equity and acknowledging the role of racism in exacerbating health disparities in communities of color. With a long-standing, deep commitment to health equity and justice, we have emphasized the cross-training of other professionals and therefore offer multiple combined degree programs with public health. Our unique MD/MPH program is conducted concurrently with the School of Medicine curriculum.

The Department benefits from excellent graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Tufts University supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary scholarship, and there are numerous such opportunities within the School of Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and our Clinical and Translational Science Institute, whose network comprises 40 medical, academic, industry, & community partners and collaborators. The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine has grown substantially in the past several years both in diversity and focus. The Department recently launched an online Master of Science program in Health Informatics and Analytics, as well as an online Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Position Description:

We welcome candidates with backgrounds across the public health spectrum and encourage interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Lead the accredited MPH program, working closely and collaboratively with the program's Associate Directors;

  • Guide strategic short and long-term planning;

  • Guide program evaluation and curricula development according to program mission and accreditation standards;

  • Convene regular meetings with the program's external advisory committee to ensure the program continues to deliver the vision/mission and stays current with trends in the field and practice of public health;

  • Participate in MPH course instruction;

  • Advance scholarship in their chosen area of expertise in public health research, education, or practice; and

  • Contribute to the service mission of the school through involvement in community-engaged initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with leadership, strategic planning, curriculum development, program implementation, assessment, and accreditation.

Successful candidates will: possess proven leadership abilities and a vision for training the next generation of public health professionals; be dynamic and collaborative; have strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build working relationships among those with varying backgrounds, perspectives, work styles, and lived experiences; and have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

The initial appointment term in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine will be for five years with the expectation of renewal, contingent upon annual performance review results. As a clinical department of the School of Medicine, the Department does not offer tenure.


Requirements: Doctoral degree and 5+ years of experience in a public health academic environment. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to academic public health leadership, teaching excellence at the graduate level and a passion for teaching, mentoring, and supporting underrepresented students. Candidates with a commitment to inclusive excellence, health equity, and public health practice experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by February 15, 2022. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position contact Margie Skeer at

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.

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 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 Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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