Lecturer on History/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
08 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer on History/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description

The History Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in any field of History who will serve as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies (ADUS) for the History concentration. The holder of this position will be the course head for the year-long senior thesis tutorial (Hist 99) and will teach one additional course during the year, typically in spring when the Hist 99 duties are lighter. Additional responsibilities include advising students on curricular matters related to the History concentration and secondary field. The ADUS holds regular office hours in the Undergraduate Office to advise prospective and current concentrators, including senior thesis students. The ADUS also trains and oversees the work of the Department’s House Advisers, Head Teaching Fellow, Writing Fellow, and Peer Concentration Counselors. The ADUS serves as a liaison with the Advising Programs Office, the Office of International Programs, and other College-wide programs and offices. The ADUS is an ex officio member of the Department’s Curriculum Committee and the Board of Examiners, which determines honors recommendations. Appointment begins July 1, 2017. Complete applications (including letters of reference) are due March 31, 2017.

This is a one-year position at the level of Lecturer on History, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years contingent on a successful review after the first semester of teaching.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Required Documents:
Cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position
Curriculum vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
Dissertation chapter
Three letters of recommendation
Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will have completed all of the requirements for your PhD by the expected start date

Contact Information

Kimberly O’Hagan
Faculty Coordinator
Department of History
Harvard University
Robinson Hall
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email kohagan@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 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Course Evaluation
  6. Sample Syllabus
  7. Dissertation Chapter

Optional Documents

  1. Degree Verification