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Experimental College

Visiting Lecturers

Visiting lecturer in persuasive politics

What is the Experimental College?

The ExCollege is a department at Tufts University that offers innovative undergraduate elective 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 highly motivated undergraduates in a small-group setting that emphasizes active learning. 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.

Opportunities for Graduate students: Graduate students in doctoral or professional master’s degree programs 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.

Watch this short video about applying to teach as a Visiting Lecturer


Visiting Lecturer

Visiting Lecturers

Applications to teach in the Spring 2022 semester are due in early August. Apply online.

Howard Woolf and Robyn Gittleman

Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Tufts PhD and MFA students have a special opportunity to apply for a Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Learn more