Position Description: The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seeks applications for full-time or 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. Most appointments will be made a ¾ time or higher. This is an open search, but we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach junior tutorials on the environment, sustainability, or urban issues.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2023. 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.
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Social theory, political theory, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, intellectual history, philosophy, economics
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 February 15th, 2023.
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).
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
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.
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)
If you have not yet completed your PhD, 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, 2023.
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.
Committee on Degrees in Social Studies
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Doctorate in the Social Sciences or History required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
Social Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration in the social sciences at Harvard College. For more than five decades it has brought together outstanding teachers and intellectually engaged students who share not only a fascination with social science research and theory but also concerns about pressing social, political, and economic problems facing contemporary societies. Members of the Committee are united in their belief that rigorous social science inquiry must cross disciplinary boundaries and that it should be based on an understanding of classic and contemporary social theory and on an intimate knowledge of the history and culture of the places we study.