Preceptor in Applied Physics

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science in Massachusetts

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Preceptor in Applied Physics

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Preceptor in Applied Physics, with an expected start date of September 1, 2014 (or earlier). The Preceptor will be primarily responsible for the coordination and support of AP 50: Physics as a foundation for Science and Engineering. The initial position is for a twelve-month, academic appointment, renewable for up to five or more years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance. Involvement with other SEAS courses may evolve after a year or so working with AP 50.

Responsibilities include:
Course design: Work with (and report to) the faculty members who are the principal course instructors to develop course activities and materials, and devise an assessment strategy.
Course management: Assist with teaching as necessary; hire, train and supervise teaching assistants, including leading TF meetings; and hold office hours for students.
Course administration: Maintain course grade and attendance records, including contacting resident deans and the registrar's office as needed; supervise website development and maintenance and act as a liaison to the Academic Technology Group; and coordinate with visiting lecturers, including managing their itineraries during campus visits.

An advanced degree in physics, engineering, or a related field is required; Ph.D. preferred. Expertise in science education research, and experience in project-based learning and course design is strongly desired. Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships undergraduate students.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants will apply on-line at Priority will be given to applications submitted by August 8, 2014, but they will be accepted 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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