Social Sciences

African Literary and Cultural Studies

Position Description: The Department of African and African American Studies seeks applications for a College Fellow in African Literary and Cultural Studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. 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 courses in African Literature and Cultural Studies at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level and providing formal and informal mentorship to Graduate and Undergraduate students, including being part of Dissertation Committees, Oral Exam committees, and Prospectus Exam committees. 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 Literature, African studies, or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2015.

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. 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

Position Description: The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Paleolithic / Stone Age / Pleistocene Archaeology. Geographical area open. The appointment is expected to begin on August 1, 2019. 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 the Sophomore Tutorial for concentrators in Archaeological Anthropology in Spring 2020 and two other courses to be determined in consultation with the faculty. One course may be a method course that complements existing course offerings. 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.

 

Keywords: Paleolithic / Stone Age Archaeology, Archaeology, Pleistocene,

faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

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

 

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in anthropology / Archaeology or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than no earlier than 2015.

 

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable. Active field or laboratory based research program is expected.

 

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 Friday, July 19. For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3 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. We therefore STRONGLY recommend submitting your application as quickly as possible to ensure that referees have ample time to submit a letter.

 

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

Position Description: The Department of History seeks applications for one or more College Fellows in the fields of US History, Modern European History, or Medieval Islamic History. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellows’ own research. Fellows 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 2015.

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 15, 2019:

  1. A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position. Please be sure to note which field you are applying for in your cover letter (US, Modern Europe, or Medieval Islamic).
  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 2019. 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, 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, 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 (August 15, 2019). The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2015. 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:

http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8778

1) A letter of application describing courses you would be interested in teaching and 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).

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 28, 2019. 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.

Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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

Position Description: 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, American cities, social movements, or human rights.

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, 2019.

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. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2015.

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 1, 2019.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Junior tutorial proposal
  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, 2019

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 2019-20 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 2019. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2015. 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, 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: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8778

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 1, 2019. 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.