Cambridge Center for Adult Education

42 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
June 26, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



History & Contemporary Issues Instructors for Fall 2020 and beyond

Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) is looking for course proposals for our History & Contemporary Issues department, specifically to expand our offerings related to social, political, and economic justice, with the aim of providing education and resources for effective civic participation and community organizing.  
Our History & Contemporary Issues department is a growing part of our programming, with many well-established programs, including; a series of American history courses focused on the Supreme Court, the Electoral College, and the Constitution; “White People Challenging Racism,” a workshop that examines white privilege and dismantling racism; various and unique world history courses; and tours of historical sites in greater Boston. You can view our current humanities offerings here:  
We are accepting proposals for multi-week classes, as well as shorter or one-time workshops. We offer daytime and evening classes. Our classes are open to all adults of all ages. CCAE will be mostly offering online classes in Fall 2020 using Zoom while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Our fall term begins on September 14th and goes through mid-December.  
CCAE is open to proposals, but is also interested in the following class topics:
  • History of policing, prisons, and mass incarceration in the U.S.
  • Political participation beyond voting and elections (e.g. understanding city budgets and how to influence them; participating in town/city halls, communicating effectively to city leadership, etc.)
  • Creating culturally competent, inclusive, and antiracist workplaces & leadership
  • Climate/environmental justice
  • Instructors should have demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter and the ability to create a clear curriculum for the proposed course.
  • Instructors should have experience leading workshops or classes and facilitating open, critical, and productive discussions on complex topics.
  • Instructors should have some familiarity with technology and an ability to teach remotely, as online classes will use Zoom video conferencing.
How To Apply:
If interested, please contact with your resume and a brief letter of interest that includes your proposed course topic and availability.
Apply by:
July 06, 2020
Hourly, plus one free class per term teaching
About this Organization:

Since 1870, Cambridge Center for Adult Education has been dedicated to providing the widest range of high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities for the diverse adults of greater Boston. At a time when digital and virtual experiences have become omnipresent, Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) remains deeply committed to place-based, person-to-person, experiential learning. CCAE is a nonprofit organization with an annual operating budget of $2 million and a staff of 16 FTEs. We run nearly 2,000 classes over 4 terms, taught by 350 professionals who are experts in their chosen fields. CCAE owns and operates two historically preserved properties in vibrant Harvard Square. (More information about CCAE can be found at

CCAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.