Title Preceptor in Physics
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Physics at Harvard University invites
applications for a Preceptor 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 in physical sciences, engineering, and
Science preceptors supervise and train a team of teaching
fellows, play a leading role in the laboratory support team, and
collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials
including problem sets, examinations, hands-on learning activities,
and guided/independent student projects.
This full-time, benefits eligible position is expected to start
on July 1, 2021, and will be initially for a term of one year, with
the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years
total. If reappointed, in subsequent years the position will be a
10-month appointment during the academic year (Aug. 1 to May 31),
but benefits and salary continue for 12 months. Reappointment is
contingent upon performance, curricular need, position
availability, and divisional dean approval.
Candidates are required to have teaching experience in
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics (ideally experimental
physics) or a closely allied field, or should be on track to
complete the degree by the start of the appointment. Candidates
should have strong organizational, written, and interpersonal
communication skills, and should be able to work effectively with
course instructors and teaching assistants. The ideal candidate
will have contributed to the design of problem sets, as well as
experience in teaching student laboratory sessions.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement
directly to the Harvard academic positions site at
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10110. Please ask
three 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 15, 2021 but will continue
until the position is filled.
Please note that Harvard University is not able to sponsor visas
for this position.
Jolanta M. Davis
Administrator to the Chair
Department of Physics
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation,
pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5