Social Sciences

Anthropology (Archaeological Science)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Archaeological Science. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2021. 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.

Keywords:

faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

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

Fields: Archaeological Science

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 2017.

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 1, 2021. 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, 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 (Latin America)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in the Anthropology of Latin America. Expertise in Economic Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, and/or Migration and Citizenship is strongly preferred. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2021. 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.

Keywords:

faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

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

Fields: South America, Central America, Latin America, Economics, Indigeneity, Migration, Citizenship

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 2017.

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 1, 2021. 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, 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 (Linguistic and Semiotic)

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology. Expertise in Ethnographic Methods for Digital Media is strongly preferred.

The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2021. 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 in linguistic and semiotic anthropology, including method and theory in the ethnography of digital and online media, 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.

Keywords:

faculty, instructor, lecturer, fellow

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

Fields: Linguistic Anthropology, Semiotic Anthropology, Digital Ethnography, Media

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 2017.

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 1, 2021. 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, 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 2021. 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.

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, developmental psychology, and research methods/programming. 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, 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, 2021. 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/9965

1) A letter of application which specifies the area(s) of psychology most closely related to your teaching and research interests (from social psychology; abnormal psychology/clinical science; developmental psychology; or cognition/brain/behavior) and outlines brief descriptions for 3-5 courses you would be interested in teaching.

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 three letters of recommendation

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by February 28, 2021. 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 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. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach junior tutorials on race and ethnicity (American or global).

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, 2021.

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 2017.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 1, 2021.

  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, 2021
  7. Teaching and research statement. 

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.