The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Harvard University is seeking applications for a Preceptor in the life sciences who will primarily have responsibility for Life Sciences 1a, a large introductory course for undergraduates that integrates chemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. The appointment is expected to begin on August 10, or as soon as feasible. The preceptor will be responsible for designing and supervising the laboratory and discussion section components of the course; working with faculty to prepare assessments of student learning; supervising and training a staff of approximately 30 teaching fellows, as well as a team of undergraduates who run weekly help sessions; acting as primary liaison between instructional staff and the laboratory support group; maintaining grade books; and overseeing teaching fellow grading policies. Additionally, the Preceptor will be expected to contribute to other curricular activities in the life sciences, and coordinate with faculty to develop other innovative teaching materials.
The preceptorship, reporting to the faculty instructors of the course and the Chair of the department, is a non-ladder teaching position. The advertised position is for one year.
Doctorate in a Life Sciences field with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students in science.
Proven expertise in chemistry, biochemistry, and/or molecular and cell biology. Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships with hundreds of undergraduate students. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises strongly preferred.
Polina Kehayova Scientific Director, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology 16 Divinity Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit the following materials through the ARIES portal https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10412), no later than July 15, 2021: 1.Cover letter 2.Curriculum Vitae 3.Statement of Teaching Philosophy: a description of your teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging Please ask three referees to submit their letter of reference to your file at this site; the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.
Internal Number: 10412
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