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Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager

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S0557P FSS Academic Affairs Oficr III


USA - MA - Cambridge

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Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager



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00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Strongly preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Life or Physical Sciences with experience teaching undergraduates in science because this position may be called upon as a dependent lecturer or Master's Degree in Life or Physical Sciences with extensive experience teaching undergraduates in science.

Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships with undergraduate students. Proven engagement with learning about and implementing new pedagogical approaches in education. The position requires deep understanding of scientific concepts, exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to quickly adapt to new situations and to navigate difficult challenges, and a demonstrated interest in improving best practices in education.

Additional Information

A completed application will include:

(1) Cover letter

(2) CV

(3) Teaching Statement describing past experience and teaching philosophy

(4) Contact information (including email) for three references to provide a letter of recommendation

Finalists will be asked to create sample problem set/exam questions and to give a teaching demonstration.

MCB recognizes that the work of equity is always ongoing, and that there will always be room for improvement. We are looking for people to join our community who want to be part of that effort. We value the fundamental importance of a diverse community where everyone, regardless of background, ability, or identity, is appreciated for being themselves.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

This is a one-year term position, renewable on a yearly basis contingent upon performance and curricular need.


Molecular and Cellular Biology

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity


35 hours per week

Job Function

Faculty & Student Services


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

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.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience
Working Conditions

This position does not offer hybrid remote/in person work flexibility. There is an expectation that employees be able to work in person in Cambridge, MA.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: .

Position Description

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has multiple openings for a Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager. This staff member plays an essential role in large and logistically complex introductory and foundational courses taken by freshmen and sophomores; working closely with faculty course heads to develop and deliver innovative curricula and course materials, and to organize and manage a staff of teaching fellows. The Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager will report to MCB's Scientific Director and will receive additional mentoring and professional training from faculty course heads.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

Teaching Staff Hiring, Training and Management
  • Updates position descriptions, solicits applications, and interviews candidates for Teaching Assistants (TAs), Teaching Fellows (TFs), Course Assistants (CAs), Peer Study Leaders, and Graders;
  • Runs training sessions for TAs/TFs and CAs; coordinates with BOK Center for any additional teaching training and feedback;
  • Schedules, plans and runs weekly staff meetings;
  • Schedules and coordinates staff office hours;
  • Addresses and resolves teaching staff concerns/conflicts/performance issues
Assessments, Assignments, Problem Sets:
  • Together with the course instructors, develops homework and in-class assignments, student assessments ranging from weekly quizzes to mid-term and final exams;
  • Creates practice exams;
  • Creates answer keys and grading rubrics
Course Management and Coordination:
  • Creates, manages and updates course Canvas site: posts syllabus, assignments, assessments, other course materials;
  • Manages course budgets;
  • Coordinates Lab component with Teaching Lab Staff: requests necessary lab materials, organizes lab run-throughs with teaching staff, provides hands-on help whenever needed;
  • Organizes student sectioning;
  • Interfaces with the media team for any technology-related needs;
  • Answers student and teaching staff emails
Curriculum Development:
  • Works with Course Head Instructor(s) to create Course Syllabus;
  • Creates/updates pre-class notes, learning objectives, etc;
  • Creates/updates group projects; updates labs and optimizes experiments;
  • Creates section materials to be used by Teaching Staff;
  • Creates and develops new modules;
  • Experiments with and implements new pedagogical approaches
Student Support:
  • Hosts weekly office hours;
  • Meets with students 1:1;
  • Organizes and provides extra help to struggling students;
  • Coordinates AEO requests: curates and disseminates to Teaching Staff, makes sure that correct accommodations are in place
Classroom Teaching:

Creates and delivers occasional class lectures as a guest lecturer.

Professional Development:

Opportunity to attend conferences focused on education and pedagogy.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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