Social Sciences

Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in social/cultural anthropology with a focus on race/class/inequality in the U.S. or the Americas. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, or August 1, 2017. 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.

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 2013.

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 April 14, 2017. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

History (Latin America)

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in Latin American history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in Latin American 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 2013.

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/7376). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 3, 2017.

  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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

History (Medieval Mediterranean)

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in medieval Mediterranean history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in medieval Mediterranean history, including a course in the history of medieval Islam, 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.

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 2013.

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/7376). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 17, 2017.

  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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

History (U.S.)

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in U.S. history with a preference for cultural and intellectual history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in U.S. history post-1865, 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 2013.

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/7376). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

  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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology is seeking applications for several College Fellow positions in Psychology for 2017-18. Teaching duties represent approximately 75% of the appointment and will include teaching in 3 courses, likely to include serving as instructor for 1 seminar course, 1 lecture course, and for the 3rd course, either primary instructor for a course or managing/teaching 2-3 discussion or lab sections of 1 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 for a course in undergraduate research methods and several specialized, upper-level undergraduate courses (lecture or seminar) in areas represented in the department. We are specifically seeking candidates who can teach specialized topics in social psychology and/or  clinical science/abnormal psychology but will consider applications from people with expertise in developmental psychology and cognition/brain/behavior. For example, past course assignments for College Fellows have included Group Decision-Making, Intergroup Relations, Influence and Persuasion, Cultural Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Self-Destructive Behaviors, Mood Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Intuitive Math in the Everyday Mind, Developmental Disabilities, Explaining Academic Achievement. Music and Mind, etc. Specific courses at the advanced level will be assigned based on the areas of expertise of College Fellows and the needs of the department. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date, no later than August 15th, 2017. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

 Please submit:

1) a letter of application that includes a description of courses you would be interested in teaching, a list of possible mentors from among our department faculty,  and specifying which area of psychology you most consider yourself to be in:

  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology/Clinical Science
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognition/Brain/Behavior

2) curriculum vitae

3) evidence of your teaching experience and success, especially quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations

4) teaching statement

5) title and a one-paragraph summary of your dissertation,

6) description of the area of research you work in

7) at least three letters of reference

Detailed requirements and information are available at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~facaff/cfp/. Once the application link is made live at that site, complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted online by March 3, 2017. Applications submitted after the March 3rd deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round.

Harvard 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.

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 tutorials on Africa, Asia, Europe (migration and/or multiculturalism) or Education in the United States.

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, 2017.

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, economics, education, migration, multiculturalism, Africa, Asia, United States, Europe

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 March 3, 2017.

  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 to five 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, 2017.

Harvard 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.

Sociology

The Sociology Department is seeking applications for one or two College Fellows for the 2017-18 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 2017.  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 https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7376.  Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 2, 2017.  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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.