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Part-time Lecturer(s) - Tufts University Earth and Climate Sciences (non-tenure-track)

Tufts University - Department of Earth and Climate Sciences
Medford, Massachusetts (US)
Closing date
May 5, 2023

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Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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EARTH AND CLIMATE SCIENCES: The Dynamic Earth with Lab

EARTH AND CLIMATE SCIENCES: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology with Lab

Part-Time Lecturer(s) (Non-Tenure Track) – Positions may be filled by one or separate lecturers

The Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at Tufts University is seeking a part-time Lecturer or part-time Lecturers to teach ECS 1 - The Dynamic Earth for fall semester 2023 and ECS 12 – Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology with Lab in spring 2024 semester. The department is hoping to hire one person to fill both positions but welcomes applicants who would fill one of these positions. Both courses will be held in person. Classes begin on September 5, 2023 for the fall semester and final exams end on December 21, 2023. Classes begin on January 17, 2024 for the spring semester and final exams end on May 11, 2024.

ECS 1 is our introductory physical geology course with no prerequisite. The instructor will be required to teach three – 50 minute lectures/wk as well as one of the course’s 3-hr lab sections/wk. ECS 12 is an upper-level course with introductory geology as a prerequisite. The instructor will teach both the two – 75 minute lectures/wk and one 3 hr lab/wk for this course. In addition, the instructor(s) will hold weekly office hours for students as well as prepare and grade homework and exam assessments.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or advanced doctoral training. Prior teaching experience is preferred. No relocation expenses are provided for this position.

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at  Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) the names (with contact addresses) of three references, and 4) a statement of teaching/learning philosophy. Please address issues of diversity and inclusion in either the cover letter or teaching statement. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions please contact

The Earth and Climate Sciences Department (ECS) has an undergraduate-only major and minor program and our faculty currently comprises 5 tenure-track professors and a full-time lecturer. The department prides itself in offering students an array of field and laboratory experiences from introductory to upper course levels. Tufts University is in the Boston area and is near a diverse array of geologic terranes that are conducive to field trips across New England and the northeastern U.S. The department takes advantage of our location to offer field trips in many of our intro to upper level courses.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at


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