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Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) at Tufts University School of Medicine supports the appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes for over 5,000 faculty members. Our distinguished faculty includes clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, and public health scholars and practitioners in the four basic science departments and the 20 clinical departments across our affiliated teaching hospitals and practice sites. Additionally, the OFA manages annual appointments for over 1,200 residents and fellows based at Tufts-affiliated hospitals and graduate medical education programs, and provides credentialing verification for current and former faculty and trainees.

The OFA serves as a central resource for information about faculty, and as a resource and referral source for faculty appointment, promotion, tenure and leave of absence policies and procedures. The OFA also handles the appointment process for academic leadership positions such as new department chairs, deans, endowed professorships, and emeritus faculty.

The OFA works with department chairs and the Basic Science Faculty Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (BSFAPT) and the Clinical Appointment and Promotion Committee (CLINPAC) on faculty appointments and promotions. Additionally, the OFA disseminates information about resources and opportunities to support the professional development of faculty members at Tufts University School of Medicine.

We are committed to supporting and advancing the academic careers of our faculty and welcome your questions and feedback at any time!

About Our Faculty

Tufts University School of Medicine's distinguished faculty is committed to its mission to promote human health and train outstanding and humane health care professionals. The medical school has a diverse group of clinical affiliated teaching partners that include over 5,000 clinicians, scientists, and public health practitioners with Tufts School of Medicine faculty appointments. The medical school is located in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood and is home to most of our basic sciences faculty. Beyond the Boston campus, our extensive affiliated faculty is an integral part of Tufts' educational programs.

Faculty Statistics 2017-2018 Academic Year

  Full Time Part Time Total
Basic Sciences Faculty 107 51 158
Clinical Faculty 1,169 3,884 5,053
Total Faculty 1,276 3,935 5,211
House Staff     1,259

Faculty Development

Tufts University School of Medicine is committed to supporting its teaching faculty through faculty development programs and grant support. Faculty as well as residents and fellows with teaching responsibilities can take advantage of numerous faculty development programs that are offered through the Office of Educational Affairs (OEA) and the University. Additionally, Tufts affiliated hospitals may offer faculty development opportunities.

Contact Us

For changes to your contact data on file with the Office of Faculty Affairs, or questions regarding your appointment please contact us at:
Email: med-ofa@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-636-6631
Fax: 617-636-6879

Mailing Address:
Tufts University School of Medicine
Office of Faculty Affairs
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Office Location & Overnight Mail Address:
Tufts University School of Medicine
Office of Faculty Affairs
Posner Hall, 4th Floor
200 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

OFA Staff Members

Kathleen Lowney, MHS
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
617-636-3789
kathleen.lowney@tufts.edu

April Davies
Faculty Affairs Officer
617-636-4009
april.davies@tufts.edu

Kerri Blanchard
Project Administrator
617-636-6540
kerri.Blanchard@tufts.edu

Natalya Faison
Administrative Coordinator
617-636-6631
natalya.faison@tufts.edu