Faculty, Research, & Lecturer Positions

Lecturer in Engineering Sciences

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Engineering Sciences for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. Depending on curricular need, the position may be renewable for up to three years.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in mechanical design.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Teach or co-teach the introductory mechanical engineering undergraduate course, Engineering Sciences 51: Computer Aided Machine Design, each semester
  • Serve as a section leader for the senior undergraduate engineering capstone design course, Engineering Sciences 100hf: Engineering Design Projects, each semester
  • Advise students on mechanical design projects, including those that may involve student organizations, student summer/winter break design experiences, etc.
  • Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Candidates should have proven design experience in mechanical engineering, such as CAD/CAM, machine design, materials, robotics, embedded systems, etc., and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. This position requires a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with undergraduate students.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7522). We encourage candiadates 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.

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.