The Department of Psychology at Harvard University anticipates several openings for part-time Lecturers for the 2024-25 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates who could teach empirically-based advanced undergraduate courses in social psychology, psychopathology/clinical science, and developmental psychology. In addition to offering courses, lecturers may be asked to direct and evaluate senior theses and to advise students on research and career interests. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Lecturer positions are for one semester or one year, with the possibility of renewal until the lecturer has accumulated a maximum of 3.0 annual lecturer FTE. (One four-credit course is equivalent to 0.25 annual FTE). Appointments are dependent upon faculty vacancies. The exact number of openings will be finalized in late 2023 or early 2024. No full-time positions are anticipated for the next academic year. Lecturers appointed to half-time positions may be eligible for Harvard benefits.
Candidates are required to have a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in Psychology or very closely related field (e.g. Cognitive Science, Statistics, EdD in Human Development) by the expected start date.
We seek candidates with a strong background in teaching and research and commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching.
Katherine Powers, PhD Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of Psychology Harvard University 220 William James Hall 33 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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1) A cover letter that briefly describes your teaching background, indicates titles and brief descriptions of courses you would be interested in teaching, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 2) CV 3) Statement of teaching interests, including teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience 4) Evidence of teaching experience and success, including quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations 5) Sample course syllabus. This syllabus can reflect a previously taught course, or a proposal for a new course. 6) At least three letters of recommendation 7) Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the PhD: A letter from your advisor confirming that the PhD will be conferred by the expected start date
Optional materials include: Statement of research interests
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