Preceptor in Statistics

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
26 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics. The appointment, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses, is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor’s responsibilities will include: Recruit, train, and manage the teaching fellows/assistants and Study Network facilitators; Assist in the training of teaching fellows/assistants in all Statistics Department courses; Serve as Head Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant in one or more sections, depending on course enrollments; Assist the faculty course heads with course administration for the undergraduate courses in Statistics, which have a combined annual enrollment of approximately 1500; Provide assistance with course development.

The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years. For candidates with exceptional qualifications and extensive relevant experiences, the initial appointment can be made for three years. In all cases, reappointment is contingent upon performance and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have a minimum of a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Statistics, Biostatistics or closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics at the introductory level.

Additional Qualifications

A strong academic record, especially at the graduate level, and prior experiences in training teaching fellows/teaching assistants are strongly preferred. Organizational ability, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and managerial ability are essential.

Special Instructions Contact Information

Karen Barkow
Department of Statistics
Harvard University
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email karen_barkow@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.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Sample Syllabus
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Publication
  4. Publication 2
  5. Transcript