Tufts University

Part Time Lecturer Architectural Design


The Department of History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University is searching for a part-time lecturer to teach an introductory-level, undergraduate studio course in Architectural Design and an architectural history course, both of which will be offered in Fall 2022.


The studio-based course is offered as an introduction to the discipline of architectural design. Working closely with the instructor, students will learn how to analyze, represent, and create space through a series of design projects that increase in complexity throughout the semester. Learning objectives include drawing and modeling techniques, concept development, spatial thinking, multi-scalar awareness, program analysis, context analysis, and many other layers of the architectural process.

The history course may vary depending on the semester. Possibilities include Boston Architecture and Urbanism and a History of Architectural Representation. There is also the possibility of teaching a course of your own design, depending on department needs and individual expertise.

Qualifications:  PhD or Master\’s degree in Architecture and practical experience in architectural design. Teaching experience strongly preferred.

Application Requirements

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/106206 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, two sample course syllabi (one for studio, one for seminar or small lecture course), and one confidential letter of reference. Applicants should arrange to have the reference letter submitted directly by the authors to Interfolio.  Questions about the position may be directed to Department Administrator Amy West, at amy.west@tufts.edu. Review of applications begins May 15, 2022, and continues until the position is filled.

This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Tufts University and the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) Local 509. A copy of the CBA may be accessed through the following link: https://as.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/CBApartTimeLecturers.pdf

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