Support for New Faculty
Each year, we are excited to welcome our incoming faculty.
Whether this is their first position at a university or they are arriving
at the height of their academic career, each faculty member is new to
Tufts. There are several resources available to our new faculty as they
familiarize themselves with Tufts and the surrounding area. Please see
below for a list of these resources.
- Designated as a "Research University/Very High Research Activity
(RU/VH)," we are committed to providing various resources for our
faculty to help them in achieving excellence in research and scholarship.
Both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Central Administration offer
a variety of programs, services, and funding toward this goal.
Teaching Support - The School
of Arts and Sciences is traditionally known for its teaching, and so we
are dedicated to helping our professors become the very best teachers
they can be.
Mentoring Program - The A&S
Interdepartmental Mentoring Program is sponsored by the Dean's Office to
supplement the departmental mentoring of our tenure-track junior faculty.
Each year, first-year junior faculty are paired up with a senior faculty
mentor outside of their department but with similar interests. The goal
of this faculty development program is to provide our junior faculty members
with an earlier and deeper connection to the institution.
Housing Assistance - Many of our new
faculty relocate to the Boston area as a result of accepting a position
at Tufts. We appreciate the challenge of moving to a new city, and so we
have several resources to assist our faculty in finding housing that meets
Assistance Program (EAP) – The Human Resources Department has
engaged an EAP to provide assistance and support for all Tufts employees
with issues ranging from finding childcare providers to seeking out
support for issues facing families and individuals. The EAP is a
confidential counseling service providing professional help to employees,
their dependents, and household members for any type of personal problem.
Maps and Public Transportation - To help you navigate the
Medford/Somerville and greater Boston areas, please visit the links below: