Emerging Scholars Preceptor

Emerging Scholars Preceptor

Position Description: The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Mathematics half of whose duties will be around working with Emerging Scholars, with a substantial amount of time spent on mentoring and advising. The Harvard College Emerging Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and mentorship program that seeks to support STEM-interested students who are enrolled in introductory calculus. The broader goals of the program are to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging in STEM. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The Preceptor will be responsible for teaching one course each semester generally at the single variable calculus level as well as doing a substantial amount of administrative and mentoring and advising work, particularly around our Emerging Scholars Program.

The position is for an initial appointment of three years and may exceptionally be renewed for another three years, contingent on performance curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have an advanced degree in mathematics, a record of excellence in teaching introductory courses in undergraduate mathematics, and a passion for working with the target population.

Additional Qualifications: Applicants should have a sophisticated understanding of undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues. Successful candidates will have experience in mentorship. Essential qualities include initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work on a team.

Special instructions: Please submit the following materials through Mathjobs.org here. Priority will be given to applications received by February 20th, 2021. More information on the Preceptor program can be found here.

  1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (3 letters must be submitted to complete your application)
  4. Teaching Statement and Statement of interest/experience working with the target population.
  5. Teaching portfolio and evidence of teaching success.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:
Pam Brentana
Harvard University
Mathematics Department
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email:mainoffice@math.harvard.edu