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About CCTS

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

  • Tufts will hire three clusters of five faculty over the next 3-5 years, adding a total of fifteen new faculty to join our strong interdisciplinary research community.  The Office of the Provost will be jointly funding these positions with participating schools 
  • The first CCTS cluster is focused on climate. Future clusters are open-themed and we will solicit community feedback. 
  • Faculty clusters receive mentoring and professional development to foster community and provide opportunities to use their research, scholarship, and teaching to shape important dialogues.

Cluster 1: Climate

Field at the Friedman School's New Entry Farm

08/25/2019 - Beverly, Mass. - Greenhouses at the New Entry Farm on August 25, 2019. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Bringing together Tufts' unique strengths in engineering, humanities, nutrition, and policy to address equity and racial justice through the lens of Climate.

School of Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor in Environmental History of Antiquity and Professor of Practice of Creative Non-Fiction and Journalism

Fletcher School: Assistant Professor in Climate Policy

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy:
Faculty Positions in Climate Resilience, Agriculture and Equity

School of Engineering: Assistant/Associate Professor of Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Materials and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

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.

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Executive Leadership Team

CCTS Core Team

  • Chris Swan, Special Advisor to the Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Augusta Rohrbach, Associate Provost for Faculty Initiatives
  • Ryan Rideau, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development