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Tufts University hiring Health Communication faculty

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine seeks a mid-career professional or health communication scholar at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join our faculty and contribute to our Masters of Science in Health Communication program and to research. Committed to training practitioners, we especially invite candidates with applied experience in health communication. Specific areas of specialization could include risk communication, health literacy, health disparities, new technologies, global health, minority health or public policy. The position provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching collaboration with other programs across the Health Sciences Campus, which comprises the School of Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of Dental Medicine, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and Tufts Medical Center. The MS program, one of the first of its kind, was established in 1994 in collaboration with Emerson College. Founded on the belief that health communication is central to effective interventions, the Tufts MS Program, in collaboration with Emerson College, has graduated more health communication professionals than any other program. Our graduates are employed in a wide range of roles in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Program faculty also direct the Health Communication Concentration in Tufts Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, providing the opportunity to influence the health communication skills of the broader graduate public health student body.


Qualifications sought:

  • An earned doctorate or equivalent in public health, behavioral science, communication, medicine or related field preferred
  • Strong background in health behavior or health communication with significant experience with applications in real world settings
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly contributions in the field of health communication, behavioral sciences or public health
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary academic environment, preferably with a focus on practice or in a community setting relevant to public health and/or health communications including teaching, research and service
  • Grant writing experience (junior candidates) or successful record of grant writing (senior candidates)
  • A demonstrated ability and interest in teaching and mentoring students
  • Eligibility for an appointment as an assistant or associate professor in the School of Medicine
  • Preferred Education: Doctorate
  • US Residents Only.

More information about the program is available at: http://www.tufts.edu/med/education/phpd/mshealthcomm/index.html. This full-time, year round appointment can begin as soon as a candidate is selected. Faculty rank and salary will commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience

To apply online visit: http://careers.apha.org/jobs/3600806.32.

 
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