Social Sciences

Anthropology (Social Anthropology)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Social Anthropology. The appointment is expected to begin on 08/01/2022. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as advising and evaluating senior theses.

The appointment is for one academic year (ending 06/30/2023), with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Keywords:

faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: ethnographic methods, social theory, disciplinary history, historical anthropology

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Anthropology or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974). The committee will begin reviewing applications on June 25, 2022.

Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research statement

Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience.

Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations).

Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application. Three letters are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. (Please advise your referees to upload their letters by June 25.)

Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Anthropology (South American/Caribbean Archaeology)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in the Archaeology of South America/Caribbean. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2022. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as advising and evaluating 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.

Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Anthropology or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974). The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 20, 2022.

Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research statement

Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience.

Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations).

Names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application. Three letters are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Anthropology (Archaeology of Pleistocene and/or Early Holocene)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in the Archaeology of Pleistocene and/or Early Holocene. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2022. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as advising and evaluating 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.

Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Anthropology or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974). The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 20, 2022.

Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research statement

Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience.

Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations).

Names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application. Three letters are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Government

The Department of Government seeks applications for a College Fellow in Government. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include teaching in the undergraduate seminar program and possibly helping manage and teach sections of a foundational course. The Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses and participate in the senior thesis workshopConsideration of complete applications, including letters of reference, will begin April 22, 2022.  

 

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: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. Degree must have been received no earlier than 2018.

 

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

 

Special Instructions: The following documents are required and should be submitted through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974):

  • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A research statement
  • A teaching/advising statement that describes the candidate’s philosophy and practices related to undergraduate teaching and advising, goals, and prior experience, and including comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations)
  • For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
  • Candidate’s doctoral verification

Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

 

Psychology (application deadline extended)

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University invites applications for several College Fellow positions for the 2022-23 academic year. 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 and course development training through the Psychology Department and Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022 and is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

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, clinical science/abnormal psychology and developmental psychology. Past course assignments for College Fellows have included Inequality and Intergroup Relations, Music and the Mind, Decision-Making and Negotiation, Social Psychology and the Law, Nudge Psychology, Psychological Science in the Classroom, Cultural Psychology, Mood Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Psychology of Willpower, The Social Brain, Programming for Psychologists, Psychology of Sleep, Intercultural Perspectives on Trauma, Power and Society in Romantic Relationships, etc. Specific courses will be assigned based on the areas of expertise of College Fellows.

Applications and letters of reference must be submitted by March 20, 2022. Applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round.

Please submit the following materials via the online application portal:

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974

1) A letter of application which includes brief proposals (titles and descriptions) for 3-5 new courses

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 3 letters of recommendation (3 letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all 3 letters have been submitted)

8) Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date

For more information on the Harvard College Fellows Program visit: https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

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. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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. This is an open search.

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, 2022.

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.

Keywords:

Faculty, instructor

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Social theory, political theory, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, intellectual history, philosophy, economics

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in the Social Sciences or History required by the time the appointment begins and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2022.

  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, 2022.

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.

Sociology (application deadline extended)

The Department of Sociology seeks applications for two College Fellows in Sociology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The position is defined as a 75 percent teaching appointment, with the remaining 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. To fulfill the teaching requirements of the position, each College Fellow will design and lead three undergraduate courses (including development of course content, development of course readings, development of course assessments, management of course websites, thoughtful and timely evaluation of student work, determination of final grades, and holding regular office hours for enrolled students). The Fellow may also, at their discretion, advise and evaluate senior theses. Course topics will be determined in close consultation with the Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies. The area of expertise is open, but we are especially interested in applicants who could teach courses on race and ethnicity, poverty, social movements, immigration, social policy, organizations, media, medical sociology, sociology of law, and qualitative or quantitative methods.

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 Sociology required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018.

 

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Demonstrated expertise in one or more subject areas in sociology. Demonstrated expertise in designing and carrying out rigorous sociological research.

 

Special Instructions: Please apply through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10974). 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 April 30, 2022. For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

 

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.