Preceptor in Statistics

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
04 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preceptor in Statistics

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses.

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.