Lecturer in Engineering Sciences

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
29 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Engineering Sciences
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Mechanical Engineering

Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Engineering Sciences for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. Depending on curricular need, the position may be renewable for up to three years.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in mechanical design.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Teach or co-teach the introductory mechanical engineering undergraduate course, Engineering Sciences 51: Computer Aided Machine Design, each semester
  • Serve as a section leader for the senior undergraduate engineering capstone design course, Engineering Sciences 100hf: Engineering Design Projects, each semester
  • Advise students on mechanical design projects, including those that may involve student organizations, student summer/winter break design experiences, etc.
  • Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the appointment start date.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have proven design experience in mechanical engineering, such as CAD/CAM, machine design, materials, robotics, embedded systems, etc., and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. This position requires a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with undergraduate students.

Special Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references. We encourage candidates to apply by May 1, 2017 but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Arlene Stevens
Harvard Paulson SEAS
29 Oxford Street
Pierce Hall 316
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email astevens@seas.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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please list your research interests (200 character limit)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  1. Course Evaluation
  2. Publication
  3. Publication 2