Preceptor in Statistical Methods and Mathematics

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
20 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preceptor in Statistical Methods and Mathematics  
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Position Description

Harvard University Government Department invites applications for the full-time position of Preceptor in Statistical Methods and Mathematics beginning July 1, 2018. The preceptor is expected to design and teach courses in mathematical and statistical methods, and related computer support, for undergraduate and graduate students in social and health sciences, education, public policy and related areas. In addition, the Preceptor will work in collaboration with faculty to build infrastructure and support statistical and mathematical courses in the Government Department on the design of teaching software, coordination with computer support, creation of laboratory and discussion components, and the development and integration of innovative teaching materials. The position involves close collaboration with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and includes pedagogical mentoring, advanced programming, sample creation, software testing and documentation, and curriculum research and design. Applicants are expected to have strong skills and familiarity with statistical methods and mathematical models in the social sciences. The Preceptor will act as a liaison between instructors, teaching assistants, IT staff, and data science consultants. The position is renewable on a yearly basis up to eight years, based on performance, enrollments, and curricular needs.

Basic Qualifications  

Master’s degree or Ph.D. with proven experience in one or more, statistics; mathematics; statistical software. Teaching experience is required.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions 

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement
4. Candidates for a preceptor position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted).

Contact Information 

Frankie Hoff
1737 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email fhoff@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.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Course Evaluation
  2. Sample Syllabus