Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
All Ranks – Assistant, Associate, or Full
Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://nutrition.tufts.edu) at
Tufts University seeks candidates at any rank for a tenure-track or
tenured faculty position(s) at the nexus of nutrition, food
systems, climate, and sustainability.
This search is part of a series of hires at Tufts University –
among the Friedman School, the Fletcher School, the School of
Arts & Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Tufts Medical
Center Department of Internal Medicine – to recruit and bring
together multiple new faculty across domains of scholarship that
jointly focus on novel and rigorous approaches to investigate and
address structural racism, health disparities, and other geographic
and social inequities related to food, nutrition, agricultural
production, and health.
The Friedman School has a history of and a commitment to
inter-disciplinary research on food system sustainability,
including the interactions between productivity, resource use,
governance, industry and consumer preferences, nutrition and
health, population disparities, and broader societal outcomes.
Existing scholarship at the Friedman School spans these areas
across domestic and international domains, including environmental,
economic, and social outcomes of different foods, production
strategies, and diets; nutrition security and health equity;
relationships between diet composition, diet quality, cost, and
sustainability outcomes; climate change impacts on crop
composition, farmer outcomes, and consumers; and consumer
preferences for a range of sustainability outcomes. The Friedman
School is unique in having expertise and collaborations across this
range of disciplines within the School.
The School is recruiting one or more new faculty members to
expand upon, complement, and synergize with these current areas of
strength by bringing new expertise, teaching, and scholarship
focused on climate and/or other sustainability issues within food
systems. We are especially interested in candidates whose work
includes a focus on structural racism, health disparities, and
other geographic and social inequities. Successful candidates may
be focused on particular sustainability outcomes, or improved
methods for qualitative and quantitative research in these areas.
Faculty who are able to work well across disciplines and who have
interest in the intersection of equity and sustainability will
particularly thrive at the School.
Candidates must possess a relevant doctoral degree, with a
demonstrated ability to establish and lead inter- or
transdisciplinary research, teaching, and impact. We seek
candidates whose work is relevant to a range of stakeholders in
both public and private sectors and engages in processes of
community action and decision making and/or policy and advocacy. We
recognize that the successful candidate for this position may have
a background across the range of natural or social
The successful candidate(s) should bring (or demonstrate promise
to develop) a vigorous externally funded research program, teach
2-3 graduate level courses per year, advise and mentor diverse
students at the master's and doctoral levels, and engage in
University and professional service.
The Friedman School is one of the leading institutions in the
world in food and nutrition scholarship and policy. Our mission is
to create trusted science, educate future leaders, and produce
real-world impact. The School distinguishes itself by its breadth
of scholarship, entrepreneurial spirit, and real-world translation.
We bring together diverse experts who are committed to work that
equitably improves the nutritional well-being of people around the
globe. The School’s interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature
complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts
University, a “Research Class 1” university, top-25-ranked
undergraduate institution, and member of the Association of
American Universities. 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 School faculty
members have extensive opportunities for academic and external
collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual
life of Boston and the wider Northeast U.S. region.
This is a full-time, tenure-track or tenured, 12-month position.
Salary, start-up package and benefits are highly competitive and
will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.
The starting date is negotiable. A demonstrable capacity for
independent research and publications with external financial
support is expected.
Questions about the position should be addressed to search
committee chair Professor Timothy Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and/or co-chair Professor Patrick Webb (email@example.com).
Candidates should submit their application, including a
cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests and objectives, and contact information for at least
three professional references through Interfolio at
applications received by August 15th
will receive full consideration.
The Friedman School Statement
The Friedman School is committed to the recruitment of a
diverse, inclusive faculty, and thus, women, people of color and
members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to
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