Part-time GIS Lecturer

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University

Medford, MA
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Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences


Part-time GIS Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University is searching for a part‐time lecturer to teach one undergraduate-level Introduction to GIS course in Spring 2023. A syllabus for how the course has been taught recently is available upon request. 

This course will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30-11:45am, although it may be possible to negotiate a different time/day. Instructors must also be willing to offer the course online if needed.

Open only to undergraduates, Introduction to GIS introduces students to the foundations of Geographic Information Systems theory, technology, and applications. Topics include GIS data discovery, data structures and management, principles of cartographic visualization, and spatial analysis. Assignments apply concepts covered in lectures and a term project in each student’s fields of interest is expected.


Candidates should have an MS or PhD in GIS or geography, or an advanced degree in a related field and experience teaching GIS. Candidates must show evidence of successful teaching in GIS or closely related areas. Priority will be given to candidates that focus on environmental applications.

Application instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evidence (syllabus, course evaluations, etc.), and up to three letters of reference. Note that our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates’ materials should address how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

Questions about the position may be directed to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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 [email protected]. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

Posted November 22, 2022, 10:03 AM PST

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