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Director of Introductory Mathematics

Harvard University Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director of Introductory Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Harvard University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences


The Harvard University Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of Director of Introductory Mathematics, expected to begin July 1, 2022. The Director of Introductory Mathematics will oversee the hiring, coordination, and supervision of preceptors and lecturers, the training of graduate student instructors, and the supervision of study abroad programs.   In addition, the Director will work alongside the senior faculty to develop goals and curricula for this part of Harvard’s Mathematics program. This is a five-year, full-time Director appointment, concurrent with a Senior Preceptor or Senior Lecturer position, with possibility of reappointment in five-year increments. Normal teaching duties are three courses per year.


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree


Additional Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must be able to teach all levels of introductory math courses and have a record of successful experience with students. We are looking for someone familiar with pedagogical theories and practices in classroom, as well as experience with instructional technology. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a solid understanding of undergraduate education and who are committed to developing an innovative, content-based curriculum designed at the university level.


Special Instructions:

Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal (


Applications must be submitted no later than January 1, 2022.


  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement, describing teaching approach and philosophy.
  4. Teaching materials: teaching-chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order and representative syllabi.
  5. Teaching Portfolio (highly recommended to include a link to a videoed teaching sample, and might also include a sample lesson, assignments, or handouts). 
  6. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. The statement should include reflections on how best to foster an inclusive learning environment with a diverse group of students and preceptors.
  7. Names and contact information of three to five referees. (Three letters of recommendation are required and the application is complete only when all three letters have been received.)


Contact Information:

Pamela Brentana, Search Administrator

325 Science Center

1 Oxford St

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email:


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are 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.

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