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Preceptor in Statistics

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Please submit the following materials through the ARIES portal The position will remain open until filled. 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Statement of teaching interests, including teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience. 4. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi (if relevant) and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations). 5. At least 3 letters of recommendation are required, especially from those who can comment on teaching ability and other Basic Qualifications, as described above.



Title Preceptor in Statistics
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Statistics
Position Description

The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics. The appointment, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses, is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor’s responsibilities will include: Recruit, train, and manage the teaching fellows/assistants and Study Network facilitators; Assist in the training of teaching fellows/assistants in all Statistics Department courses; Serve as Head Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant in one or more sections, depending on course enrollments; Assist the faculty course heads with course administration for the undergraduate courses in Statistics, which have a combined annual enrollment of approximately 1500; Provide assistance with course development.

The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years. For candidates with exceptional qualifications and extensive relevant experiences, the initial appointment can be made for three years. In all cases, reappointment is contingent upon performance and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have a minimum of a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Statistics, Biostatistics or closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics at the introductory level.

Additional Qualifications

A strong academic record, especially at the graduate level, and prior experiences in training teaching fellows/teaching assistants are strongly preferred. Organizational ability, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and managerial ability are essential.

Special Instructions
Contact Information

Karen Barkow
Department of Statistics
Harvard University
1 Oxford Street
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Course Evaluation
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Syllabus
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Publication
  4. Publication 2
  5. Transcript