Faculty, Research, & Lecturer Positions

Lecturer in Computational Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer in Computational Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment renewable for up to three years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance. 

Duties include teaching two – three computational or data science courses per year, as well as supervising and advising master’s student projects. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by IACS.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field by the expected start date.  In addition, we seek candidates with a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Required documents include a cover letter, a CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, student course evaluations, and names and contact information for at least three references.  Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7540.  We encourage candidates to apply by May 1 2017, but will continue to review applications 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Lecturer of Computational Science and Data Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer in Computational and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), with an expected start date of January 1, 2018.  The position is for five years and is renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

The Senior Lecturer will have teaching responsibility for three computational or data science courses per year.  In addition, the Senior Lecturer will assist in the development and implementation of the Institute’s curricular vision through collaboration with faculty partners in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, as well as other areas and institutes across Harvard.  The Senior Lecturer will be a member of IACS and have an opportunity to shape Harvard University’s vision for education and research in the strategically important areas of computational and data science.  Home to master’s programs in data science and computational science and engineering, IACS is a key member of the group leading the growth and development of computational science and data science education at Harvard University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: teach or co-teach three graduate-level courses per year with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration that allows students to develop problem-solving skills in computational science and data science.  
  • Curriculum development: assist IACS in the continuing assessment and improvement of the Institute’s curriculum in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in computational science and engineering, in particular with respect to the emerging field of data science; assist in development of computational content for existing courses across SEAS, and develop new courses as needed with a focus on hands-on, project-based classes that allow students to work collaboratively.
  • Student advising: serve as an intellectual mentor and advisor to students; advise master’s students in their development of independent study projects and theses, develop proposals for integrated graduate training and faculty activities that provide research experiences and thesis projects for students, serve on admissions committee for master’s programs; review and approve student final exams and project presentations.
  • Programmatic: contribute to the Institute’s extracurricular program of conferences, student competitions, open houses and workshops, advising sessions, special events, and co-curricular research and academic visits, with a goal of building community, skill and knowledge in computational and data science at Harvard.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or another field of science or engineering, as well as programming skills in some programming language.  In addition, we seek candidates with a demonstrated record of successful teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level and experience developing courses in computational science and engineering or data science.  Broad knowledge in the computational methods and approaches required for modeling, exploration and analysis of data, documented through scientific publications, or patents and projects executed in an industrial setting is a benefit.  Candidates with documented ability to mentor graduate students, excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills and a strong commitment to education and mentoring are preferred.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a one-two page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, course syllabi, and course evaluations for all recently taught courses.  Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three references.  We encourage candidates to apply by September 1, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.  Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7583

Harvard is 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.

Tenured Professorship in Experimental Quantum Materials and Devices

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics seeks applicants for a position at the tenured (full professor) level in Experimental Quantum Materials and Devices, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

SEAS and the Department of Physics seek to jointly appoint a tenured professor whose interdisciplinary research and teaching will advance the field of Quantum Materials and Devices with an emphasis on the synthesis of advanced materials. The successful candidate will be expected to work with other faculty at Harvard to extend the frontiers of this field, benefitting from the shared facilities in the Center for Nanoscale Systems.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in this field by the expected start date and at least three years of experience leading an independent research program.   

We also seek candidates with a demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership, impact on the field, and the potential for significant contributions to the School, Department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, up to three representative papers, and the name and contact information for up to three references. We encourage candidates to apply by January 15, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7348.

Harvard University is 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.

Preceptor in Educational Innovation

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for full-time Preceptor in Educational Innovation, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.  The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) established the SEAS Learning Incubator with the mission innovation of educational pedagogy in engineering sciences. This position supports Faculty Fellow(s) of the SEAS Learning Incubator to develop and coordinate innovative courses and curriculum, and also serves as a broad administrator for the senior capstone design project course ES100.

1. LInc responsibilities will include:

  • Work with LInc Faculty Fellow(s), Linc education postdoctoral researchers to develop and coordinate innovative courses and curriculum and assist in the design/redesign of courses and in the development of program-level learning objectives, assessments, and pedagogy
  • Administer and evaluate assessments of student learning and of student attitudes toward engineering and science
  • Guide development and testing of teaching and learning materials and resources
  • Coordinate and implement the pilot trial of newly designed/redesigned courses.
  • Act as a liason to coordinate the Linc course development process with the Active Learning Labs team to foster advanced planning for design/fabrication projects support

2. ES100 Course responsibilities include:

  • Organize the announcements/grading/feedback/scheduling/attendance tracking of the ES100 senior capstone engineering course
  • Facilitate communications between students, their project advisors, and ES100 teaching staff
  • Manage the course website (Canvas) and other online tools (Google docs, surveys, etc)
  • Managing the scoring/grading data of the course and accreditation data collection
  • Provide general administrative support as needed
  • Attend weekly teaching staff meetings

Candidates are required to have a B.S. and M.S. in applied mathematics, computer science, physics, and/or engineering (biomedical, electrical, environmental, mechanical) by the expected start date.  In addition, applicanrs should have a well-articulated interest in innovative curriculum transformation and research and prior involvement with such activities, such as experience in the development of curriculum, online teaching, project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research

Required documents include a cover letter, a CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, sample syllabi, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7610.  We encourage candidates to apply by June 9, 2017, but will continue to review applications 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Preceptor in Applied Physics

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

Harvard is 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.