Social Sciences

Psychology

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 1, 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.