new professorship in health and civic life

The Tufts University Medical School’s Department of Public Health & Community Medicine and the Tisch College of Civic Life seek an Associate Professor or Professor.

We 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.

More information and the application portal is here.

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About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.