Lecturer in Social Studies
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States

 

Part-Time Lecturer on Social Studies


School Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Department/Area Committee on Degrees in Social Studies


Position Description


The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seeks applications for part-time lecturers to teach Social Studies 10, a year-long sophomore social theory course, and/or Social Studies 98, semester-long junior tutorial seminars that immerse students in focused studies of social science or historical topics while also providing instruction in research methods. This is an open search, but we particularly invite applications from lecturers who can teach junior tutorials on K-12 Education or on the region of Africa.


The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2020. The lecturer will be responsible for leading tutorials as assigned. Additional responsibilities include attending faculty meetings, trainings, and student events, academic advising, supervising and evaluating senior theses, and conducting senior oral examinations.


Lecturer positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three additional years. For more information about Social Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration, please visit our website: www.socialstudies.fas.harvard.edu.


Keywords:
Faculty, instructor
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Social theory, political theory, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, intellectual history, philosophy, economics, education, Africa


Basic Qualifications
Doctorate in the Social Sciences or History required by the time the appointment begins.


Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.


Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 2nd, 2020.


1. Cover letter: please indicate in bold on the first page which course or courses you are applying to teach (Social Studies 10, 98, or both).
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. At least one and up to three junior tutorial proposals (if the candidate is applying to teach a junior tutorial). Each proposal should include a course title, 2-3 paragraph description, and a list of books to be consulted.
4. A full set of teaching evaluations for at least one course, including a summary page if available. Please limit total teaching evaluations to 10 pages.
5. Names and contact information of three references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
6. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, one of your letters of recommendation must come from your dissertation chair, who must confirm that you will receive your Ph.D. by June 30th, 2020.


Contact Information
Shane Iverson
Committee on Degrees in Social Studies
William James Hall, Third Floor
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Contact Email shane_iverson@fas.harvard.edu


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