Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Harvard University

Deadline September 01, 2014
Date Posted July 25, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Psychology: Harvard University Senior Lecturer in Psychology. The Department of Psychology anticipates hiring a Senior Lecturer to begin on July 1, 2015. The appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research design, and data analysis. S/he will be expected to offer the equivalent of four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among these courses will be Psychology 1900 (Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences) for undergraduates. In addition, the appointee will teach Psychology 1950 (Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology), and occasionally Psychology 1952 (Multivariate Analysis in Psychology), as well as specific advanced courses in statistical methods, primarily meant for doctoral students. Besides expertise in standard multivariate techniques of data analysis (e.g., multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance, logistic regression, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling), item response theory, a working knowledge of simulation techniques (e.g., agent-based modeling), and potentially techniques including graph theory and Bayesian analysis is desirable. Other substantive courses compatible with the appointee's expertise are welcome. The appointee will also contribute to Psychology by advising senior theses and giving guidance on data analysis to graduate students. S/he may be asked to serve on undergraduate senior thesis committees, dissertation committees, and other departmental committees, as deemed appropriate. This appointment is renewable every five years based on performance and curricular needs. Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Statistics required. Additional Qualifications: The successful candidate must command a strong record of achievement in academic research and demonstrate excellence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants for the position will ordinarily have held a faculty position at a research university or selective undergraduate institution. Special Instructions: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and the names and contact information of three to five references to postings/5572. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted. Applications must be submitted no later September 1, 2014. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to James Sidanius ( Harvard 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.