The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seeks applications for a preceptor in Chemistry. 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 200-350 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 January 1st or later, is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year. The position renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.
The successful applicant should hold a graduate degree in chemistry or closely allied field and have experience with teaching science.
PhD in chemistry or related field
Expected Start Date 01/23/2023
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled
Special Instructions Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
1 Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
Contact Information If you should should have difficulty uploading your documents, please contact George O’Shea, search administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 496-0932
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