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Environmental Data Science - Full-time Lecturer (Non-Tenure Track)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Environmental Data Science - Full-time Lecturer (Non-Tenure Track)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Environmental Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Computer/Information Sciences
The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position in Environmental Data Science beginning September 1, 2020. ENVS is a rapidly growing program that offers a new stand-alone major, a co-major, and two minors. We welcome candidates with diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to the sciences, natural resource management, engineering, or geography. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the equivalent of three courses per semester. Specific courses include Introduction to Environmental Studies; Introduction to Environmental Fieldwork; Environmental Data, Analysis & Visualization; and a senior capstone class. Depending on the applicant’s area of expertise, other classes might include Introduction to GIS for Environmental Studies, Environmental Statistics, or an advanced seminar. In addition, the faculty member will advise undergraduate ENVS majors in course planning, mentor senior theses, and provide program and university-wide service. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to other data science initiatives within the university such as the new Master of Science in Data Analytics and the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC).

Requirements: An advanced degree in a related field required (must be in hand by September 1, 2020). Candidates with quantitative training, expertise in data visualization, and experience involving students in stakeholder-relevant research are desired. ENVS is an undergraduate-serving unit, and candidates should be committed to teaching a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

All applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at The following materials are required: a cover letter describing how their experience would contribute to the program, a CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching evaluations, samples of professional work, and three letters of recommendation uploaded directly by the recommenders to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position contact the Assistant Director Sara Gomez at

  • Tufts University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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