HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Preceptor in Physics

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
04 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Ref
8665
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area

Physics

Position Description

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in the laboratory component of essential introductory and advanced physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students.
Science preceptors supervise and train teaching fellows and play a leading role in the laboratory support team. They collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including hands-on learning activities and independent student projects.

The position, expected to start June 1, 2019, is for an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have an advanced degree in physics or a closely allied field, or should be on track to complete the degree by the start of the appointment, and are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants.

The following skills are strongly preferred:

  • experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions.
  • experience interfacing computers with experiments in LabVIEW, Matlab and Python.
  • experience with oscilloscopes, lockin amplifiers, spectrum analyzers, NIM electronics, lasers, vacuum systems, and low temperature techniques preferred.
  • machine shop skills and experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices.
  • demonstrated commitment to culture of safety in teaching laboratories.

Special Instructions

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8664. Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will remain open until filled.

Contact Information

Dr. Logan McCarty
Director of Science Education
Harvard University
1 Oxford St., Science Center 108
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

mccarty@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are 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.