Faculty Position in Behavioral Health Science

Institution (Location)
Tufts University (Boston, MA)
Start Date
September 1, 2016
Position Description

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu) is a leader in
nutrition research and a vigorously growing graduate school at Tufts University.
 The Friedman School has world-wide reach,
an interdisciplinary faculty, and a cutting-edge research agenda. The Friedman School
seeks a faculty member with expertise in community, health system, or novel
technology strategies for behavioral health change and a strong desire to
innovate, train future leaders, and achieve large-scale impact. The candidate
will join the Friedman School during an ongoing effort to expand its emphasis
on relationships among individual, community,
and policy interventions and behavior change.
The Friedman School is
actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas,
including the present position; global burdens of nutrition-related chronic
diseases; food systems, sustainability,
and climate change

The Friedman School of
Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship
in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food
security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability.
We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, behavioral, public
health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves
the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world. Our
interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of our nutrition science and
policy education and research programs complement the intellectually rich
environment across Tufts, a “Research Class 1” university and top-25-ranked
undergraduate institution.  Tufts
University is recognized as a premier university dedicated to educating new
leaders for a changing world. Home to seven graduate and professional schools
across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of
cross-school partnerships. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences
Campus, Friedman faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and
external collaborations, with faculty within the Friedman School and across the
School of Arts and Sciences, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the
School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the New
England region.


Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Friedman School seeks a behavioral scientist whose goal is to improve nutrition
and public health through research and practice with a major and explicit focus
on understanding community, health system or novel technology strategies and
related behavioral and social processes. Applicants should have demonstrated
expertise in conceptualizing and conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, and
multi-method research on health-related behavior across the life span. Preference
will be given to candidates with strong methodological expertise and a clear
approach to translating individual, group, environmental, systems, or novel
technology strategies to behavior change research. Experience working with
underserved populations is desired. Teaching and mentoring on theoretical,
methodological, and substantive issues in the social and behavioral sciences in
the widening context of current nutrition challenges is expected.  


Candidates are expected to have demonstrated outstanding scholarship
through publications in premier journals,
a good track record of external funding, a commitment to teaching excellence
and student mentorship, including work with a range of diverse students, and involvement
in national and international efforts toward societal impact.


This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track open rank position
with a preference for associate or full professor. Consideration will be given
to exceptional advanced assistant professors. Salary and benefits are
competitive and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s
experience. There are also generous recruitment
packages available.
The preferred starting date is early-mid 2016. Candidates
should have earned a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training relevant to
behavioral health science. Candidate’s areas of research should complement the
Friedman School’s existing strengths in nutrition, physical activity, and
policy. For further information about the Friedman School, please visit the
School’s website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.

How to Apply

candidates should apply using the link to the online submission system below.

  • A cover letter summarizing qualifications with a statement of
    research and teaching objectives and contact information for three (3)
    professional references combined in one document
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

will be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.




Questions about the position should be directed to Christina
Economos, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-636-3784


Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. The University and Friedman School are committed to increasing the
diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented
groups are strongly encouraged to apply.