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Lecturer in Computational Science

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Title Lecturer in Computational Science
School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department/Area Institute for Applied Computational Science
Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer in Computational Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment renewable for up to three years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance.  

Duties include teaching two – three computational or data science courses per year, as well as supervising and advising master’s student projects. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by IACS.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

In addition, we seek candidates with a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.  

Special Instructions

Required documents include a cover letter, a CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, student course evaluations, and names and contact information for at least three references.  

We encourage candidates to apply by May 1, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.  

Contact Information

Sheila Coveney
IACS Program Manager

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 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Careers online
    • Bay State Banner
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Harvard Department Website
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Nomination Letter
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional Organization or Listserv
    • Referred by a colleague
  2. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you hold a doctoral degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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