Monday, March 2, 2015

3-Year Preceptor at Harvard

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor position in physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential introductory Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications to physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. Science preceptors supervise and train a staff of teaching fellows and play a leading role in the laboratory support team. They collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including problem sets, examinations, hands-on learning activities, and guided/independent student projects.

 The position, which is expected to start in the fall, is for an initial appointment of three years, renewable for a term of up to five years. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

 Candidates are required to have teaching experience in physics or closely allied field. Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. Experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions a plus. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises. Experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices in a teaching environment.

 Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted).

Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015, until the position is filled.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.