The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applications for the position of Senior Preceptor in Applied Physics, with an expected start date of October 1, 2017. This position is for a five-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
Responsibilities of the Senior Preceptor will include:
Teaching and planning: teach or co-teach at least one course per semester, serving as the principal instructor of one of these courses; TA/TF recruitment and supervision of teaching staff, including TAs/TFs and preceptors; course website maintenance, scheduling, facilities readiness, software availability, etc.; advise and work closely with students on design projects within the curriculum, including senior capstone projects and advise students on extra-curricular activities and design projects.
Curriculum research and development: work with faculty to develop new courses, develop curricular materials and assessment strategies; engage in education research and carry out quantitative assessment of learning; assist faculty and senior administrators with strategic planning for program development; develop relationships with external partners to attract real-world design projects that translate to design-engineering opportunities for SEAS students; and help to link individual students to design-related projects in faculty laboratories.
Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Physics/Physics or Electrical Engineering by the expected start date. In addition, applicants should have proven teaching experience in Applied Physics, such as mechanics and electromagnetism and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience building working prototypes for in-class experiments/demonstrations and project base learning. Experience in peer-based instruction and active learning is highly desirable. This position requires a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with students.
Required documents include a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for at least three references, and a teaching portfolio. Priority will be given to those submitted by July 1 but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants will be accepted online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7620
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets—educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation, and practice—create an unmatched environme...nt for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and corporate and foundation partners, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society.
SEAS is organized around world-class teaching and learning at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels (in applied mathematics, applied physics, computer science, bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and environmental science and engineering) and world-changing research. At the undergraduate level, our educational mission is twofold:
• Engineering for All: to provide all Harvard undergraduates with an understanding of technology, engineering design, and the application of scientific and mathematical knowledge that they will require, as the next generation of leaders, to navigate in an increasingly complex technological world;
• Broad-Minded Engineers and Applied Scientists: to give undergraduate concentrators a rigorous education of depth and breadth, combining a strong technical foundation in fundamental engineering and applied sciences with critical thinking, creativity, design, entrepreneurship, and a grounding in the liberal arts that allows them to understand the societal context of their technical work.
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