Each preceptor teaches one or two sections per semester of ten students per section, including significant one-on-one conference time with students. Because course enrollments fluctuate, preceptors may be asked occasionally to teach Expos 20, with section sizes of 15 students. The position is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and decanal authorization. Salary and benefits are competitive. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in fields that are taught at Harvard College, including fields in the sciences and social sciences, or to candidates with MFAs; who have experience teaching fundamental analytical reading and writing skills and sentence skills at the first-year college level; who demonstrate a lively interest in issues of writing pedagogy and an innovative approach to the teaching of communication skills (for example, engaged scholarship, design studio model, the use of multimedia, or digital learning); and who enjoy collaborating with colleagues on assignment design and program development.
The University and Program have a strong commitment to diversity among faculty and staff, and we encourage applications from under-represented groups.
Doctorate (or Doctorate nearly completed) in traditional liberal arts discipline taught in Harvard College, including fields in the sciences and social sciences, or MFA, or terminal degree with relevant experience teaching writing in a field taught in Harvard College.
We welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise in the teaching of writing in STEM fields, the social sciences, or public policy; with experience and/or strong interest in teaching engaged scholarship writing courses, integrating multimedia and digital learning into course design and class activities, or designing innovative capstone projects.
Harvard College Writing Program Hiring Committee One Bow Street, Suite 250 Cambridge, MA 02138
For the first round of the application process, please submit the following items:
a cover letter explaining your philosophy of teaching writing to underprepared undergraduate writers and relevant undergraduate teaching experience.
a separate Statement of Teaching Philosophy in which you discuss your approach to teaching underprepared writers and any experience you have had working with this student population, uploaded to the
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