The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks 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 life sciences.
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 July 1, 2019, and is for an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.
Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.
Additional Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in 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 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.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8881. 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 15, 2019, but will continue until the position is filled.
Harvard University is 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Preceptor in Physics position is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. For more information about working at Harvard University, please see: https://hr.harvard.edu.
About Harvard University, Physics Department
The Department of Physics at Harvard, with 10 Nobel Prize winners to its credit, engages in teaching and research that spans the discipline and defines its borders, and as a result is consistently one of the top-ranked physics departments in the nation.
The Department's greatest resources are the people that fill its classrooms, labs, and offices, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and an outstanding onsite Research Library. For undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, Harvard's Physics Department features a complete range of opportunities to engage in world-class physics from theoretical to the experimental.
Research in the Department seeks to explore and explain fundamental questions that range from understanding the origin of the universe, including string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, to understanding the visible world of colloids and the world on an ever diminishing scale, from the mesoscale to the nanoscale, condensed matter, atomic and molecular and particle physics.
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