Preceptor in Physics

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preceptor in Physics
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small group, hands-on instruction in a lab-intensive introductory course in electronic circuit design. The course is targeted to a wide range of students and includes applications in physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

The position, which is expected to start July 1, 2018, is for an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have broad and deep knowledge and experience with analog (discrete and op-amp) and digital (standard logic, programmable logic, Verilog, microcontroller, and interface) electronic circuit design, breadboarding, and debugging. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, as is experience in industrial or scientific electronic circuit/instrument design. The primary course responsibility is for Physics 123/223 (also listed as Engineering Sciences 153). Although the course has a Physics title, the primary subject area is electrical engineering, in which a masters degree (or equivalent career experience) is a prerequisite for candidacy.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials directly to the Harvard academic positions site at
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Statement
4. 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).

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Contact Information

Jolanta Davis
Administrator to the Chair of the Physics Department
Harvard University
Physics Department
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email jmdavis@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. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents