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THE ELIOT-PEARSON DEPARTMENT OF CHILD STUDY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Developmental Science to begin September 1, 2023. 

We seek a colleague whose work highlights the optimization of human potential as the foundation for thriving and active, positive community engagement among children, youth, and families. Candidates must share Eliot-Pearson’s holistic, strengths-based perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice (DEIJ). The department is well-known for preparing undergraduate and graduate students for careers working in clinical, educational, and policy-oriented settings with children, youth, and families in diverse and interconnected communities and contexts. See http://ase.tufts.edu/epcshd/ for more information about the department, its programs, and research centers.

We invite applicants whose scholarship represents the integration of research and practice, including the application of research to prevention programs, governmental and organizational policies, and community and civic engagement. Areas of interest may include (but are not limited to): child/youth/family mental and physical health and well-being; social disparities in well-being and the systemic issues serving as barriers (e.g., lack of access to resources) or supports to thriving; using digital tools and literacies to enhance well-being of children and adolescents; the arts (e.g., music, dance, drama) and optimization of human potential; and using a community-based participatory research lens for studies in any of these or other relevant areas. We are interested in colleagues who embrace a multidisciplinary approach and a systems orientation, recognizing the interconnections of different levels of the human ecology, including a global focus.

About Tufts University, Child Study and Human Development Department

Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.