Lecturer in Social Studies

Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Title 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 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 race and ethnicity (American or global).

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2021. 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.

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 1st, 2021.

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, 2021.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Course Evaluation
  • Optional Documents
  • Other
  • Proposed Course Description