Department of Physics, Harvard University

Position ID:Harvard-Department of Physics-PRECEPTOR [#1479]
Position Title: Preceptor in Physics
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2012/05/30* finished (posted 2012/03/19, finished 2012/12/02, listed until 2012/06/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

We seek to fill two preceptor positions in Physics associated with two introductory Physics course sequences. One of these sequences emphasizes biological applications, and is designed to serve students in fields related to the life sciences. A second set of courses, under development in 2012-13, will be appropriate for a wide range of students in the physical sciences and engineering, and will serve as a new path for students to enter the Physics area of concentration. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, these preceptors will be expected to oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of these essential courses; supervise and train a staff of teaching fellows; act as the primary liaison between instructional staff and the laboratory support team; and coordinate with faculty to prepare innovative course materials including problem sets, examinations, and hands-on laboratory exercises.

The position is a for an initial appointment of three years, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Required Education: Doctoral degree in Physics or closely allied field with experience teaching undergraduate students in science.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at Please ask 3-5 referees to submit their letter to your file at this site.

>p>Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree and teaching experience in Physics or closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications

Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to develop innovative instructional materials. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises strongly preferred.

Contact Information

Dr. Robert Hart,Harvard University, Science Center, Room 303, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

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Harvard Physics Department
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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