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Part-time Lecturer for Geospatial Humanities
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2023
Title Part-time Lecturer for Geospatial Humanities
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Classical Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Geology - GIS

Department: Classical Studies  

Part-time Lecturer for Geospatial Humanities (non-tenure track) 

The Department of Classical Studies at Tufts University is seeking applicants for a part-time Lectureship to teach an undergraduate/graduate level Introduction to Geospatial Humanities course fall 2023. A sample syllabus for how the course could be taught is available upon request. 

Introduction to Geospatial Humanities introduces students to the foundation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) theory, methods, and technology for applications in the humanities in past and present settings. Topics include GIS data creation and data structures, geodesy, spatial analysis, and cartographic visualization. Assignments concentrate on applying concepts covered in lectures and exercises and include a final project that applies GIS to each student’s field of interest. 



Candidates should have an MA or PhD in GIS, geography, or related field. Candidates must show evidence of successful teaching in GIS or closely related areas. Priority will be given to candidates that focus on humanities applications or historical geography. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with traditionally underrepresented students, including students of color, and advance in their teaching Tufts University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Application Instructions

Applicants should apply via Interfolio ( Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evidence (syllabus, course evaluations, etc.) and contact information for three references. Tufts University is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our community. Therefore, the cover letter should include a discussion of specific experiences or plans describing the candidate’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and research. The file names of all uploaded documents should begin with the candidate’s surname.  

The department will commence its initial screening of applications immediately. We will interview select candidates via Zoom.  The advertising and search process will remain active until the position is filled. Please direct any inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Greg Crane, For more information about the department, please visit our website 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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