Part-time Lecturer: Introduction to the Theory and Technology of Maps


Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00pm


Tufts University, School of Arts & Sciences: Science, Technology, and Society


The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program at Tufts University seeks a Part-Time Lecturer to teach one Geography/STS course in Spring 2020. The course should include an introduction to GIS and cartography, but should also teach broader principles in the field of human geography, including space and place, scale, territory, community, and the built environment. The course syllabus should feature social science readings about the role of technology in mediating people’s relationship to space and should engage with theoretical work on mapping from the STS and/or critical GIS literature. Connections with other fields such as design and planning, urban sociology, American studies, and ethnic studies are welcome. The course will be open to students from across the university with no prerequisites. In addition to teaching this course, there will be opportunities to participate in other STS programming at Tufts, such as the STS Lunch Seminar and Reading Labs.

The Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts has more than 40 faculty affiliates across the university, from departments such as anthropology, history, mathematics, computer science, political science, philosophy, urban and environmental policy and planning, and many more. The program offers courses that draw on techniques and texts from the humanities and social sciences to study science and technology in their social context as well as courses that teach critically engaged modeling practices. STS offers a major and a minor for undergraduates.  


Doctoral degree completed or in progress is preferred.  Candidates with a master’s degree and significant teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions

To apply please provide a cover letter including a short description of background and interests, a CV, and a concept sketch for the course (one page) to A full syllabus is not required at this point.  Please also include names of two references who can provide information regarding your qualifications.  

For questions about the position please contact STS Program Director Moon Duchin (  Review of applications will start October 15 and continue until the position is filled. 


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