Social Sciences

Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in the Archaeology of Inequality, with a preference for students working on Environmental or Forensic / Bioarchaeology. The appointment is expected to begin on August 1, 2020. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include one course on some aspect of the archaeology of inequality, a methodological course, and one other course to be determined by the interests of the Fellow in conjunction with departmental needs. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2016.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Please submit the following materials through the application portal by March 15, 2020:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy, and identifying 2-3 courses you would like to teach)
  4. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
  5. Research statement
  6. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas
  7. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application
  8. Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your PhD by the expected start date

Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program. Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than March 15, 2020.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

History

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in Modern US History. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in Modern US History, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The Fellow will be expected to evaluate senior theses in accordance with Departmental practice and may also advise a senior thesis and help organize workshops.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2016.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program. Please submit the following materials through the application portal by March 9, 2020:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas
  6. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
  7. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application
  8. Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your PhD by the expected start date

Harvard 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University invites applications for several College Fellow positions to begin Fall 2020. College Fellow positions are teaching-focused postdoctoral positions comprised of 75% teaching and 25% research, with teaching responsibilities amounting to three undergraduate courses per year. This typically includes serving as primary instructor for one seminar course, one lecture course, and either serving as the instructor for an additional lecture or seminar course OR teaching 2-3 discussion or lab sections of a larger survey course. Approximately 25% of the appointment is reserved for the Fellow’s own research with mentorship from a department faculty member. College Fellows also participate in intensive pedagogical training through the Psychology Department and through Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

Although applicants with research and teaching backgrounds from all areas of empirically-based psychology are welcomed, the Department has specific needs in social and personality psychology, research methods, clinical science/abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology. Past course assignments for College Fellows have included Intergroup Relations, Music and the Mind, Decision-Making and Negotiation, Social Psychology and the Law, Influence and Persuasion, Cultural Psychology, Mood Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Psychology of Willpower, The Social Brain, Programming for Psychologists, etc. Specific courses at the advanced level will be assigned based on the areas of expertise of College Fellows. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date, which is no later than August 15, 2020. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Please submit the following materials via the online application portal:

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9514

1) A letter of application identifying the area(s) of psychology most closely related to your teaching and research interests (social psychology; abnormal psychology/clinical science; developmental psychology; or cognition/brain/behavior) and describing at least 3-4 courses you would be interested in teaching.

2) CV

3) Teaching statement

4) Evidence of your teaching experience and success, especially quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations

5) Title and a one-paragraph summary of your dissertation

6) Description of research interests and list of possible faculty mentors

7) At least three letters of recommendation

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by February 21, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round. For more information on the Harvard College Fellows Program visit: https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Harvard 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Social Studies

The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seeks applications for a College Fellow in Social Studies. The successful candidate will teach in Social Studies 10, our year-long sophomore social theory course; the Fellow will also offer a one-semester junior tutorial seminar, which will immerse students in focused social science or historical studies while providing instruction in research methods. We are especially interested in College Fellows who can teach junior tutorials on K-12 Education or the region of Africa.

The Fellow will also advise one senior thesis, serve as an academic adviser, grade senior theses, and conduct oral examinations. Additional responsibilities include attending faculty meetings, trainings, and student events.Twenty-five percent of the appointment will be reserved for the Fellow’s own research.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020.

College Fellow positions are for one year. For more information about Social Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration, please visit our website: www.socialstudies.fas.harvard.edu.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in the Social Sciences or History required by the time the appointment begins

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9514). The application deadline for this position is March 2, 2020.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. At least one and up to three junior tutorial proposals. Each proposal should include a course title, 2-3 paragraph description, and list of books to be consulted.
  4. A full set of teaching evaluations for at least one course, including a summary page if available. Please limit total teaching evaluations to 10 pages.
  5. Names and contact information of three references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
  6. A letter from your dissertation chair confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by June 30, 2020.

Harvard 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sociology

The Harvard Sociology Department is seeking applications for College Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. Areas of specialization are open. We especially welcome applications from candidates able to teach in one or more of the following areas: biosociology and health; family; gender and sexuality; media; networks; race and ethnicity; science and technology; sports; and poverty. Duties will include teaching two undergraduate electives and a junior tutorial, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by May 2020. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2016. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Detailed requirements and information can be found at the link below. Application materials include: a curriculum vitae, cover letter including the topic(s)/ courses the applicant proposes to teach, statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, at least 1 sample syllabus, a research statement, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Reference writers will receive a link to upload their letters. Applicants should upload all other materials to the online application: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9514.

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 1, 2020. Applications are not considered complete unless all referees have submitted their letters.

Harvard 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.