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Part-time Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry

Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
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Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Field of specialization
Environmental, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Part time

Job Details

The Tufts University Department of Chemistry is seeking a part-time lecturer for our Environmental Chemistry course during the Fall 2023 Semester. The successful candidate will teach Chem 8, an introductory course for non-science majors and environmental studies students. The course is designed to give students an appreciation for the basic chemical principles that underlie the causes and possible solutions to current environmental challenges. The course will explore chemical concepts that include equilibrium in complex systems, thermodynamic limits, and kinetic realities as well as the intersection of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Justice. Case studies from current events and the literature provide applications and context for the course material.

The course instructor is responsible for two 75-minute lectures/class meetings per week, holding weekly office hours for students, and for student assessment, including preparation and assessment of assignments and exams. 

The class is scheduled to meet on Tu and Th from 4:30-5:45 PM. We are planning for classes and office hours to be held in-person for the Fall 2023 semester. The first day of classes will be September 5, 2023. 




A Ph.D. – level understanding of Environmental Chemistry is required, and a Ph.D. in the field of Chemistry is preferred.  Additional qualifications include prior teaching experience and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working closely with talented students and who possesses the ability to explain concepts in environmental chemistry to students with diverse educational backgrounds. 


Application Instructions


All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at 

Applicants should submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the position and highlights relevant experience, a CV, and the names and email addresses of three references who may be contacted at a future date.

Evaluation of candidates will begin on April 28 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be sent to Justin Cronin, Department Manager at

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 Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at 




Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Massachusetts, and Talloires, France. Tufts was established in 1852. The student body is comprised of approximately 4,500 graduate and professional students and 5,000 undergraduates. For more information go to

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