Lecturer in Anthropology/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Anthropology/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology who will also fulfill the responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies for both the Archaeology and the Social Anthropology Programs. The appointment is expected to begin on 07/01/2017 or 08/01/2017. The position is renewable for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory performance.

The Lecturer/ADUS is responsible to teach one undergraduate course in her/his area of expertise. As ADUS, is responsible to assist the Director of Undergraduate Studies to oversee, and work with, the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to administer the undergraduate concentrations in Anthropology. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, academic advising, interfacing with relevant offices of Harvard College and with DsUS/Head Tutors of other departments, and raising awareness of Anthropology across the College. The ADUS will also have supervisory/oversight responsibilities (in coordination with the DUS and a Department Teaching Fellow) for two courses in the Social Anthropology Program: a) Anthropology 98 – Junior Tutorial in Anthropology, a required course for all Junior concentrators, focused on preparing students to undertake fieldwork and develop their own research projects, and b) Anthropology 99 – a yearlong writing seminar for Senior thesis writers, and run the course’s weekly meetings. The Lecturer may also advise and evaluate senior theses.

Basic Qualifications 

Doctorate in Anthropology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials listed below. Applications must be submitted no later than April 3, 2017.

1 Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five 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.

Contact Information

Monica Munson
Director of Administration
Department of Anthropology
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email mmunson@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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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