Social Sciences

Anthropology & African and African American Studies

The Departments of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies seek applications for a College Fellow in social/cultural anthropology with a focus on race/class/inequality in the United States. The appointment is expected to begin on Sept. 1, 2018. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include three courses, of which two may be lecture courses and one a seminar, at a level determined by departmental needs and the interests of the Fellow. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program. Applications, including letters of reference, will be reviewed beginning on July 20, 2018. 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.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2014.

The following documents are required:

  • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A research statement
  • A 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)
  • Three letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified on an individual posting)
  • 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 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.

Anthropology (Archaeology)

The Department of Anthropology, Archaeology Program, seeks applications for a College Fellow in environmental archaeology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, or August 1st, 2018. 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 with a focus on some aspect of the archaeology of the environment and two other courses 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 or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2014.

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. Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018. 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 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.

Anthropology (Media)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in media anthropology. We hope to appoint someone who can teach both media production and conceptual courses on the anthropology of media. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, or August 1st, 2018. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include three courses, of which two may be practice-based courses in media production, at a level determined by departmental needs and the interests of the Fellow. 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 or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2014.

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 http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program. Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018. 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 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.

Government

The Department of Government is seeking applications for College Fellows to teach in the undergraduate seminar program and possibly to help manage and teach sections of a foundational course (e.g., Gov 10, 20, 30, 40, 50). The Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses and participate in the senior thesis workshop. 25% of the appointment will be reserved for the Fellows’ own research. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Detailed requirements and information, as well as a link to the online application, are available at http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/ . Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 15, 2018.

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.

History (Modern European)

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in Modern European History. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in Modern European 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 2014.

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 16, 2018:

  1. A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
  5. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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 (U.S.)

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in US History. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in 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 2014.

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 16, 2018:

  1. A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
  5. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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 2018. Teaching duties represent approximately 75% of the appointment, with Fellows teaching 3 courses per year. This 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. The Fellow 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, 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, Influence and Persuasion, Cultural Psychology, Mood Disorders, Stress and Health, Nonverbal Communication, The Social Brain, 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, 2018. 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/8050

1) A letter of application describing courses you would be interested in teaching and specifying which area of psychology you most consider yourself to be in (social psychology; abnormal psychology/clinical science; developmental psychology; or cognition/brain/behavior).

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 mentors from among our departmental faculty

7) At least three letters of recommendation

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by February 19, 2018. 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 Africa or the Middle East.

The Fellow will also advise one senior thesis, serve as an academic adviser, grade senior theses, and conduct oral examinations. Twenty-five percent of the appointment will be reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018.

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 (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2018.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Junior tutorial proposal
  4. Teaching evaluations summary (no more than 5 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, 2018

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 2018-19 academic year. Areas of specialization are open. 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 2018. 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: curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of 3 references which must be uploaded to the online application: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8050.

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 1, 2018. 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.