Tufts University: School of Arts & Sciences: Experimental College
Nov 16, 2020
Jan 11, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Experimental College at Tufts University seeks Visiting Lecturers from a range of backgrounds and professions for the Fall 2021 semester. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to design and – if selected – teach small, discussion-based courses that promote active learning and that engage Tufts undergraduates in an exploration of ideas and experiences shaping the world today. Our mission is to challenge an already motivated set of students to think in new ways about important subject areas not already offered at Tufts. We are looking for out-of-the-ordinary courses that also have broad appeal.
Up to fifteen courses will be chosen from a very competitive pool. ExCollege courses are three-credit, letter-graded electives. Classes meet in the evening, once a week, for a total of 2.5 contact hours per week, over thirteen teaching weeks. Our courses are typically taught in a classroom setting at the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, although for the current academic year they are a mix of in-person and online (virtual) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with proposals designed to be taught in person, courses structured to be taught fully online will also be given serious consideration. Since we cannot predict the situation in the Fall at this time, selected applicants may be asked to adjust their proposed syllabi as necessary. Stipend: $4,500.00 for the semester, which is set to begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and run through December 14, 2021.
Anyone who has some special expertise to offer Tufts undergraduates and has the ability to share that expertise effectively may apply.
Applications must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/81004
You will be asked to upload four documents: a biographical statement, course description, syllabus, and CV.
You will also be asked to include a 200-word course summary and instructor bio which will be used to market your course to students.
The deadline to apply is: Monday, January 11, 2021.
We encourage all applicants to visit: https://excollege.tufts.edu/teach/lecturers For more information call 617-627-3384, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Tufts University
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