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  • Full-time Lecturer in Environmental Data Science and Communication (non-tenure-track)
    School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Environmental Studies
    Tufts University

    The Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University (Medford, MA) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, lecturer position in Environmental Data Science and Communication beginning September 1, 2023. This position is a 9-month academic appointment with a two-year initial contract and possibility of renewal thereafter. The lecturer will teach the equivalent of three courses per semester, including both introductory and upper-level courses such as: Introduction to Environmental Studies or equivalent; Introduction to Environmental Fieldwork; and Environmental Data classes such as Environmental Data Literacy and Story Telling and/or Environmental Data, Analysis & Visualization. Other classes might include a Senior Capstone course and advanced seminars in the applicant’s area of expertise. In addition, the faculty member will advise Environmental Studies majors in course planning, mentor senior research projects, and provide program and university-wide service.

    The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant program. The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS), established in 1984, is one of the oldest environmental undergraduate programs in the country. Student interest in the ENVS program continues to increase and is now one of the largest academic programs at Tufts University. ENVS prepares students to have a deep understanding of the critical issues facing society, essential analytical skills, and the ability to communicate their knowledge to their peers and the general public. ENVS offers two majors and two minors and sponsors a wide range of extracurricular activities, including a weekly lecture series. More information about the program can be found at



    The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise. We welcome candidates with diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to the sciences, natural resource management, engineering, or geography. Candidates with experience using and visualizing interdisciplinary data to address complex environmental problems, and experience involving students in stakeholder-relevant projects are desired. Applicants must have demonstrated teaching excellence and commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.


    Application Instructions

    All applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at The following materials are required: 1) Cover letter describing a) how their background and experiences would add to the ENVS program, b) the type of classes they would be able teach and c) specific experiences or plans describing the candidate's approach to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching; 2) CV; 3) Sample syllabus of a previously taught course; 4) Teaching evaluations of the last 3 years; 5) Samples of professional work and 6) Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the final interview round. Review of applications will begin January 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

    For questions about the position contact Dr. Sara Gomez at

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


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