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 instruction in the laboratory component of essential introductory and advanced physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students.
Science preceptors supervise and train teaching fellows and play a leading role in the laboratory support team. They collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including hands-on learning activities and independent student projects.
This full-time, benefits eligible position, expected to start June 1, 2019, 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 should have an advanced degree in physics or a closely allied field, or should be on track to complete the degree by the start of the appointment, and are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.
Additional Qualifications: Candidates should have superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. The following skills are strongly preferred: - experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions. - experience interfacing computers with experiments in LabVIEW, Matlab and Python. - experience with oscilloscopes, lockin amplifiers, spectrum analyzers, NIM electronics, lasers, vacuum systems, and low temperature techniques preferred. - machine shop skills and experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices. - demonstrated commitment to culture of safety in teaching laboratories.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8664. Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will remain open until filled.
Contact information: Dr. Logan McCarty Director of Science Education Harvard University 1 Oxford St., Science Center 108 Cambridge, MA 02138 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University, Physics Department
The Department of Physics at Harvard, with 10 Nobel Prize winners to its credit, engages in teaching and research that spans the discipline and defines its borders, and as a result is consistently one of the top-ranked physics departments in the nation.
The Department's greatest resources are the people that fill its classrooms, labs, and offices, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and an outstanding onsite Research Library. For undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, Harvard's Physics Department features a complete range of opportunities to engage in world-class physics from theoretical to the experimental.
Research in the Department seeks to explore and explain fundamental questions that range from understanding the origin of the universe, including string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, to understanding the visible world of colloids and the world on an ever diminishing scale, from the mesoscale to the nanoscale, condensed matter, atomic and molecular and particle physics.
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