Preceptor in Mathematics

Harvard University Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Preceptor in Mathematics

Harvard University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Position Description: The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Mathematics. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The Preceptor will be responsible for teaching two courses each semester as well as doing a substantial amount of administrative and mentoring work. Preceptors work side by side with senior faculty on teaching, developing, and supporting sections of entry-level courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra.

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 and a record of excellence in teaching introductory courses in undergraduate mathematics.

Additional Qualifications: Applicants should have a sophisticated understanding of undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues. Successful candidates will have the experience necessary to teach and develop a broad range of service courses; we are especially interested in candidates with documented expertise in curriculum development and mentoring and training other teachers. Essential qualities include initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work well on a team.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through MathJobs. Priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 2021 but applications will be processed on a rolling basis with a deadline of December 1, 2021. If you are planning to attend the Joint Math Meetings we encourage you to submit your application before the priority deadline. (More information on the program can be found at

  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
  5. Teaching portfolio, which should include:
  • A sample lesson plan -- preferably on a calculus topic -- that highlights how you teach for conceptual understanding, along with a description of the goals for each portion of the lesson and notes on how the lesson could be implemented by another instructor.
  • Evidence of teaching success
  • Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  • Note: in later rounds of our hiring process, we will be interested in seeing a sample teaching video, preferably of an actual lesson.

     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. St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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