Teaching Opportunities

Professionals or Graduate Students in the Boston Area

What is the Experimental College? Who teaches here? And why?

The ExCollege is a department at Tufts University that offers innovative undergraduate courses. We hire Visiting Lecturers with a range of perspectives and professional experience to teach interdisciplinary and interactive courses, exposing students to topics or ideas that they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to study at Tufts. Applicants of any background are encouraged to apply to teach a course of their own design.

Our instructors have expertise in their field or discipline and a passion for sharing it with students. Previous Visiting Lecturers have been attorneys, architects, medical doctors, entrepreneurs, artists, neuroscientists, filmmakers, journalists, and environmentalists. Please see our Courses page for examples of the range ExCollege offerings.

In short, we present a singular opportunity for people who want to work with highly motivated undergraduates in a small-group setting that emphasizes active learning.

Deadline: Applications to teach in the Fall 2018 semester are available now, and will be due January 8, 2018.
Apply to be a Visiting Lecturer for Fall 2018.

Opportunities for Graduate students:
Graduate students are welcome to apply to teach as Visiting Lecturers in either the Spring or Fall semester. In the Fall semester only, the Experimental College offers the Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship as a special opportunity exclusively for Tufts advanced PhD or MFA students. Please follow the application process and link on that page.

Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Tufts PhD and MFA students have a special opportunity to apply for a Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Named for our former director of forty years, the Gittleman Teaching Fellowship encourages advanced Tufts graduate students to gain teaching experience through the Experimental College. Read about past courses and Gittleman Teaching Fellows. Applications are due January 8, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester. Apply now >

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