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.