Preceptorship in Organic Chemistry Courses and Chemical Biology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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Title Preceptorship in Organic Chemistry Courses and Chemical Biology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Position Description

The Preceptor in Chemistry is responsible for two courses. The fall semester course focuses on traditional organic chemistry and has a discussion section component that the preceptor will oversee. The spring semester course is about the organic chemistry of living systems has both a discussion section and laboratory component; the preceptor oversees both of these components. These courses each have enrollments between 200-300 students. The work of the preceptor entails: (1) overseeing course administration including the supervision and training a large teaching fellow staff; (2) acting as primary liaison between instructional staff and laboratory support group; (3) working with faculty to prepare problem sets and written examinations and to develop innovative instructional materials; and (4) teaching weekly review lectures. The Preceptor will also have the opportunity to instruct in the teaching practicum for first year graduate students.
The preceptor is a non-ladder teaching faculty position. The initial appointment, which can begin on August 1st or later, is for three years, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should hold a graduate degree in chemistry or closely allied field and have experience with teaching science.

Additional Qualifications

Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. A strong doctoral record in chemistry is preferred. Experience teaching organic chemistry and/or biologically related chemistry. Experience in designing assessments and laboratory exercises.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIES portal.
Position will remain open until filled.:
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 will be required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)

Please submit all materials through the ARIES portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7637). Applications will be reviewed until the position will be filled.
Contact Information

If you should should have difficulty uploading your documents, please contact George O’Shea, search administrator, oshea@fas.harvard.edu or (617) 496-0932

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

Contact Email oshea@fas.harvard.edu
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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 3

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