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Working in Arts and Sciences

To work in the School of Arts and Sciences is to be a member of a diverse and vibrant intellectual community committed to making a positive impact on the world. You work with academically-talented and energetic students, high impact scholars and researchers, dedicated and inspiring teachers, and talented and creative staff members.

The School is located on the Medford/Somerville Campus, which is alive with exhibitions, speakers, concerts, and performances. The campus is located less than one mile from Davis Square, an active urban center with cafés, shops, and restaurants, served by the "T", Boston's public transit system. A short subway ride brings you to the attractions and neighborhoods of Cambridge and Boston.

Richard Lerner

Richard Lerner
Professor, child development Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science; Director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

BACKGROUND: Born in Brooklyn, NY; Ph.D.,City University of New York; at Tufts since 1999.

CURRENT RESEARCH: Groundbreaking work on the nature of positive development among adolescents. Several longitudinal studies are underway exploring how adolescents develop in positive ways and how this development is juxtaposed with risk behaviors (alcohol, drug use, unsafe sex, delinquency, etc.) often seen during this period.

LATEST BOOK: Liberty:Thriving and Civic Engagement Among America's Youth.

WHY TUFTS: "Tufts has a great liberal arts tradition and is making a difference in the world for individuals, communities, and civil society more generally. Having the opportunity to work at an institution that has this traditional excellence and yet this commitment, this pillar, to application to real world service is just an enormous opportunity, a great gift."

AFTER-HOURS: "I like to spend time with my kids and my wife, who is a professor at Boston College. I also jog every day and do crossword puzzles."