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Experimental College — Visiting Lecturers Spring 2025

Tufts University Experimental College



The Experimental College at Tufts University seeks Visiting Lecturers from a range of backgrounds and professions for the Spring 2025 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. 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 taught in a classroom setting on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus. Spring 2025 courses will be offered in-person. Selected applicants may be asked to adjust their proposed syllabi as necessary to meet ExCollege and university guidelines.

Stipend: $5,500.00 for the semester, whether taught individually or team-taught.

The semester will begin on January 15, 2025. The last day of classes is April 28, 2025.


Anyone who has some special expertise to offer Tufts undergraduates and has the ability to share that expertise effectively may apply.

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

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio

You will be asked to upload four documents: a personal 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, August 12, 2024.

We encourage all applicants to visit:

For more information call 617-627-3384, or email

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