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Join us as a part of the university’s first cluster hiring initiative, Connecting the Community of Tufts Scholars

About CCTS

Connecting the Community of Tufts Scholars (CCTS) is a cluster hiring program designed to attract and support faculty whose work centers race, equity, and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and around the world. 

As part of CCTS, you will join a group of talented scholars to shape important dialogues across our campuses. As a CCTS faculty member, you will be supported by mentoring and professional development programming to grow, collaborate and foster community throughout your Tufts career.

Join the Community of Tufts Scholars

The first CCTS cluster is focused on climate through the lens of racial justice by bringing together Tufts' unique strengths in engineering, humanities, nutrition, and policy. Searches are currently underway! 

The second cluster theme will be announced later this spring.

Cluster 1 Positions

Program Goals

Increase: Increase number and impact of faculty whose work across the University whose work centers race, equity, and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and globally.

Nurture: Nurture the conditions for our faculty to address difficult contemporary problems as they arise around the intersection of race, racism, racial equity, and justice.

Build: Build a critical mass of interdisciplinary faculty whose work centers race, racism, racial equity and justice.

Encourage & Foster: Encourage and foster cooperation among an already strong faculty and staff research body.

Create: Create innovative educational and research opportunities for our students and trainees.

Target: Target broader arrays of research funding streams as well as other forms of recognition and support. 

Expand: Expand our racial equity efforts beyond Tufts.

Why Tufts

Tufts University is the only U.S. university with schools of arts and sciences, engineering, fine arts, global affairs, and the health sciences (including medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, and nutrition science and policy). In the spirit of our motto, Pax et Lux (“Peace and Light”), Tufts faculty and students work together as active global citizens, illuminating each other and the world. Centered in the vibrant academic landscape of Greater Boston, Tufts is the best of all worlds: a close-knit community with the resources of a major research university, welcoming campuses near big city opportunities, and a global network of accomplished alumni. Our commitment to the liberal arts, vital research enterprise, and collaborative, interdisciplinary culture combine to spark curiosity and create resounding global impact.  

More About Tufts

Tufts At A Glance

Campuses, each with its own character: urban, suburban, and rural

Volumes in six total libraries

Total faculty members

Student to faculty ratio

Association of American Universities (AAU) member 

Designation in the Carnegie Classification as a very high research activity institution

Tufts Research by the Numbers: 

  • $223M+ Award Expenditures (FY22) 
  • 3,600+ Faculty Publications (since 2021) 
  • 570 Awards (FY22) 
  • 85 Invention Disclosures (FY22) 
  • 7 Technology Startups found on Tufts IP (FY22) 

Learn More about Research at Tufts

Tufts Faculty Are Members of the: 

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences 
  • National Academy of Inventors 
  • National Academy of Engineering 
  • National Academy of Medicine 
  • National Academy of Sciences

Learn more about what it means to be a part of the Tufts community