Part-time Public Policy Lecturer (non-tenure-track) (Tufts University)

Tufts University

Job title: Part-time Public Policy Lecturer (non-tenure-track) (Tufts University)
Hiring institution: Tufts University, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department
Location: Medford, Massachusetts | United States
Application deadline: Open until filled.

Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences


Part-time Public Policy Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Urban Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University is searching for a part?time lecturer to teach Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, during Summer 2023. Summer Session I starts May 24 and ends June 30. Summer Session II starts July 5 and ends August 11. This course is open to graduate students and undergraduates.

This course focuses on techniques of negotiation and mediation applied to a broad range of conflict situations, from interpersonal differences to labor relations, environmental disputes, and international relations. It combines practice in basic methods with theoretical and applied aspects of conflict resolution.


Candidates must hold an advanced degree (master’s, PhD, or JD) in public policy, law, urban planning, or related field. Those with real-world experience in negotiation and conflict resolution in government, private practice, nonprofit, and/or community sectors are preferred, as well as those with past teaching at the college-level.

Application instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit a cover letter, CV, available teaching evidence (potential syllabus for the course, prior course evaluations, etc.) and two reference letters. 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 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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