Preceptorship in Chemistry (Advanced Laboratory)

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Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
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Title Preceptorship in Chemistry (Advanced Laboratory)
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Position Description
 | The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Chemistry. The Preceptor in Chemistry is responsible for (1) designing and supervising laboratory experiments for undergraduate students in a physical chemistry laboratory course, (2) teaching in a quantum mechanics class, and a physical chemistry laboratory class, and (3) the design and oversight of an ongoing undergraduate research project in the applicant’s field of interest, within the broadly defined realm of experimental chemistry. In addition to laboratory teaching responsibilities, the Preceptor will collaborate with members of the instructional team to support a teaching practicum for first-year graduate students in chemistry.
 The preceptorship is a non-ladder faculty teaching position, reporting directly to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The initial appointment is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.
Basic Qualifications
Training or experience in physical chemistry or closely allied fields is required. Training and experience to conduct an independent research project in experimental chemistry or chemical biology or closely allied fields.
Additional Qualifications
Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. A strong doctoral record in chemistry, chemical biology, or the physical sciences. Experience teaching/mentoring undergraduate students in a laboratory setting is also strongly preferred. 
Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIES portal (
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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)
Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 10th, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed as received. The position will remain open until filled. 
Contact Information
If you should should have difficulty uploading your documents, please contact George O’Shea, search administrator, or (617) 496-0932
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Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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