The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies (ADUS) in Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) with a concurrent lectureship in ESE. The ADUS will report to the ESE Area Chair and administratively to the Executive Dean Education and Research. The ADUS will work closely with the ESE Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), as well as with the ADUS and DUS from other areas at SEAS.
Teach or co-teach one undergraduate engineering course per semester.
Support the senior capstone course (ES 100) and/or sophomore tutorial course (Sophomore Forum) as needed; serve as co-instructor on record for the individual study course (ES 91r) with an ESE focus.
Serve as the first point of contact for students in the Environmental Science and Engineering AB concentration and the Environmental Science and Engineering track of the Engineering Sciences SB concentration. Connect students to faculty with similar interests.
Act as a conduit to faculty to help students engage in meaningful research experiences at Harvard.
Provide academic advising and mentorship on policy to admitted Harvard students, pre-concentrators, and concentrators and monitor student progress toward degree.
In coordination with relevant offices at SEAS and Harvard College, support current students in their pursuit of undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and full-time post-graduate positions after graduation.
Perform administrative management of the relevant concentration and tracks, including updating literature, curriculum documentation, study plan forms, and websites.
Support ABET accreditation efforts for the Engineering Sciences SB concentration with an ESE focus.
Participate as a member of the Undergraduate Engineering Committee (UEC), which is responsible for SEAS' undergraduate engineering policies.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include the following:
Assist with mentorship of relevant engineering clubs.
Assist with curriculum and course development, course planning, curriculum assessment, and new pedagogical methods.
Advertise the ESE program at university-wide and departmental engagement events for undergraduates
To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume/CV online through Harvard Careers. In addition, please submit a list of publications, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching ability.
Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) within SEAS is an interdisciplinary program with the common goal of understanding, predicting and responding to human-induced environmental change. Addressing environmental issues such as global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, or local and regional air and water pollution requires perspectives from a diverse set of scientific disciplines including atmospheric physics and chemistry, oceanography, glaciology, hydrology, geophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry. We view the Earth system as a complex set of chemical, physical and biological interactions, made even more complicated by the various activities of human society. Through exploration of the underlying processes and feedbacks within the Earth system, and with a range of approaches from theory and modeling to experiments and observations, we train undergraduate and graduate students to think about environmental processes in an integrated fashion, preparing them to manage the environmental challenges we face.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
Commitment to Diversity SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
About SEAS The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A Ph.D. in an environmental field (e.g., earth science, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, environmental engineering) or significant postdoctoral research experience in environmental science.
Documented ability to teach effectively and engage with undergraduate students; a strong commitment to education and mentoring, experience with advising and course/program development and commitment and enthusiasm for research and pedagogy in research methods; and excellent communication skills.
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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51234BR
About Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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