Preceptor Opportunities

Preceptorship in the Life Sciences: posted summer 2013

We seek applications for a preceptor in the life sciences who will primarily have responsibility for Life Sciences 1b, an introductory course for undergraduates that integrates genetics, genomics, and evolution. The appointment is expected to begin on October 1, 2013, or as soon as feasible. The preceptor will be responsible for designing and supervising the laboratory and discussion section components of the course; working with faculty to prepare problem sets and written examinations; supervising and training a staff of approximately 30 teaching fellows, as well as a team of undergraduates who run weekly help sessions; acting as primary liaison between instructional staff and the laboratory support group; maintaining grade books; and overseeing teaching fellow grading policies. Additionally, the Preceptor will be expected to contribute to other curricular activities in the life sciences, and coordinate with faculty to develop other innovative teaching materials.

The preceptorship, co-reporting to the faculty instructors of the course and to the Associate Director of Life Sciences Education, is a non-ladder teaching position. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Basic qualifications: Doctorate in a Life Sciences field with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students in science.

Additional qualifications:Proven expertise in genetics, evolution, or bioinformatics. Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships with undergraduate students. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises strongly preferred.

Special Instructions:  We will begin reviewing applications September 1, 2013, although the position will remain open until filled.  Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4854):

  1. Cover letter
  2. 
Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching statement

Please ask three referees to submit their letter of reference to your file at this site; the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

 

Preceptorship in Molecular Biology

Posted Summer 2013

Duties and Responsibilities:  

We seek applications for a Preceptor in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology who will have responsibility for supporting a sophomore-level course in cell and developmental biology designed for undergraduates. The course introduces the basic principles of cell biology using examples and problem-solving approaches drawn from different model systems. In consultation with the faculty course instructors, the Preceptor will design and supervise the laboratory and discussion section components of the course; supervise and train a staff of approximately 10 teaching fellow staff on weekly sections; act as primary liaison between instructional staff and the laboratory support group; work with faculty to prepare problem sets and written examinations; maintain grade books and oversee teaching fellow grading policies. Additionally, the Preceptor will be expected to develop content for and guide multimedia and online projects designed to complement topics covered in the courses, and coordinate with faculty to develop other innovative teaching materials. The Preceptor may also be asked to conduct course and educational research, and contribute to the development of additional course and curricular materials.

The Preceptor reports to the lead faculty instructor of the course and the Department Chair. The appointment is a non-ladder teaching position for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval. The initial start date is September 15, 2013, or as soon as feasible.

Basic qualifications: Doctorate in Biology or related field with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students in science.

Additional qualifications: Proven expertise in cell and/or developmental biology. Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships with undergraduate students. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises strongly preferred.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4869), no later than September 1, 2013: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Teaching statement, and (4) Sample syllabi of courses taught. Please ask three referees to submit their letter of reference to your file at this site; the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.