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.

Tenure-track Position in Electrical Engineering

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at the tenure-track level in Electrical Engineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

This is a broad faculty search and we welcome applicants in all areas of electrical and computer systems engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with sufficient breadth to be able to work across multiple levels along the continuum of EE topics: materials, devices, circuits, systems, algorithms and theory. Examples include, but are not limited to: emerging techniques for circuits and VLSI systems; embedded systems and IoT; systems that combine ubiquitous sensing, actuation, and control; computational sensing; software/hardware co-design; computer architecture; approximate computing; biomedical devices.

Electrical Engineering at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, proximity to world-class science departments and professional schools, significant industrial collaborations, and substantial support from the Harvard Paulson School. Engineering at Harvard University is experiencing a period of strong growth and expansion following the largest gift in the University’s history, received from John A. Paulson, in support of SEAS. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in electrical engineering is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/electrical-engineering.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates who have a strong research record, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. The application is complete when three letters have been received.

Applicant review will begin November 1, 2016. Candidates should apply no later than December 1 for full consideration, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants will apply on-line at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7130

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.

Tenure-track Position in Environmental Science and Engineering

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) plan to make a series of hires in the area of climate, beginning with two positions at the assistant, associate (untenured) or full professor (tenured) level with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We invite applications in the broad area of climate science, including the oceans, cryosphere, land, and atmosphere, as well as their interactions.  Approaches involving observations, theory, experiments, and modeling using biology, chemistry, or physics are all welcome.  We are especially interested in candidates that will expand and complement existing strengths in climate science within EPS and SEAS. 

A doctorate or terminal degree in the broad area of climate science is required by the expected start date.  We also seek candidates who have a commitment to teaching.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3-5 potential references.  We will evaluate applications beginning November 15th, and will conclude when the positions are filled.  EPS and SEAS value diversity among their faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Please submit applications online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7170

Further information about EPS and SEAS are available at http://www.eps.harvard.edu/ and http://www.seas.harvard.edu/.  Address questions about the position to Professor Peter Huybers (phuybers@fas.harvard.edu) or Professor Frank Keutsch (keutsch@seas.harvard.edu), and about the application process to Kathleen McCloskey (kmccloskey@fas.harvard.edu).

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.