Lecturer in Social Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
27 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details Title Part-Time Lecturer in Social Studies School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Committee on Degrees in Social Studies Position Description

The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seeks applications for part-time lecturers in two categories: Social Studies 10, a year-long sophomore social theory course, and Social Studies 98, semester-long junior tutorial seminars that immerse students in focused studies of social science or historical topics while also providing instruction in research methods. We are especially looking for lecturers who can teach junior tutorials on Africa, Asia, Europe (particularly migration and/or multiculturalism) or Education in the United States.

We encourage applications from candidates who are additionally able to teach Activity Based Learning courses that help students to connect academic work in the social sciences with work outside the classroom.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2018. The lecturer will be responsible for leading tutorials as assigned. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, supervising and evaluating senior theses, and conducting senior oral examinations.

Lecturer positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. For more information about Social Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration, please visit our website:

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in the Social Sciences or History required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2018.

1. Cover letter: please indicate in bold on the first page which course or courses you are applying to teach (Social Studies 10, 98, or both). Please indicate if you have experience teaching Engaged Scholarship courses.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Junior tutorial proposal (if applicable), including a 2-3 paragraph description and a list of books to be consulted
4. Teaching evaluations summary (no more than 5 pages)
5. Names and contact information of three to five references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
6. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, one of your letters of recommendation must come from your dissertation chair, who must confirm that you will receive your Ph.D. by June 30th, 2018.

Contact Information

Lauren Doan
Committee on Degrees in Social Studies
William James Hall, Third Floor
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email lgdoan@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 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Course Evaluation

Optional Documents

  1. Proposed Course Description
  2. Other

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