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Part-time Lecturer: Cultural Diversity in Child and Family Services (CSHD 164)
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2023
Title Part-time Lecturer: Cultural Diversity in Child and Family Services (CSHD 164)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Child Study & Human Development
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Human Development
    Family Studies/Child Development

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach CSHD 164 Cultural Diversity in Child and Family Services. Designed for master’s and undergraduate students, this course examines the effect of culture and social systems as contextual influences on individuals’ realities and consequently, the values and behavioral adaptations they develop. There are three streams of focus: 1) self-exploration about one’s own cultural identities and their influence on one’s work with others; 2) understanding how culture is manifested in daily lives and how stratification impacts child/family functioning; and 3) learning about services and interventions delivered through strengths-based and culturally sensitive lenses. This class is scheduled to be taught virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:15 pm.


Master’s level degree in human development, psychology, or related field. Prior college-level teaching experience (graduate level preferred).

Application Instructions

Application requirements: All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at   Applicants should submit the following: letter of application including teaching and diversity statements, CV, sample syllabus if available, student evaluations if available, and 2 letters of recommendation. For application questions, please contact Mary Ellen Leone, Department Manager, Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Study and Human Development Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development is an inclusive and interdisciplinary community dedicated to integrating strengths-based theory, research, and practice to enhance the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities through systems change.  Adopting learner-centered teaching and applied research, we strive to inspire, educate, and hold accountable ourselves and others to become active citizens, practitioners, scholars and change makers to promote an accessible, equitable, and just world. The department has undergraduate and graduate programs in several areas of developmental science and applied human development. Our teaching also serves students in other Tufts departments and schools (e.g., Psychology, Computer Science, Community Health, Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning). The Department also reflects Tufts’ university-wide commitment to active citizenship and to social justice. See for more information about the department, its programs, and research centers.



  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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