Senior Preceptor in Social Studies

Harvard University

Senior Preceptor in Social Studies

  • Institution: Harvard University
  • Location: Cambridge, MA US
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Senior Preceptor in Social Studies

  • Harvard University | Cambridge, MA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: September 03, 2022
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Job TitleSenior Preceptor in Social Studies

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Cambridge, MA US

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Contact Name Hannah Winslow

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Job Description

Position Description: The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University seeks applications for a senior preceptor in qualitative social science methods. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The senior preceptor will be responsible for teaching Social Studies 50, “Foundations of Social Science Research” and two other courses, either tutorials in Social Studies 10a and 10b (Introduction to Social Studies), a combination of Social Studies 10a and one junior tutorial, or two junior tutorials. The senior preceptor will also serve as a member of the Social Studies Board of Advisors and Board of Instruction, advise Social Studies senior theses, and either lead a senior thesis writing seminar or serve as a senior thesis writing fellow.

The position is for five years and is renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications: A PhD in the social sciences is required. The successful applicant should have experience in teaching undergraduate courses in qualitative social science methodology as well as experience teaching and advising undergraduate social science students more broadly.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following documents through the Harvard University ARIeS portal at Applications must be submitted no later than September 15th, 2022.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy and practices)

4. Teaching materials: a teaching chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order [please indicate which, if any, courses were taught remotely, whether partially or in full, due to the COVID-19 pandemic]; representative syllabi (especially for methods courses taught, but also including one to two junior tutorial proposals); recent teaching evaluations. Please limit teaching evaluations to ten pages or less.

5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

6. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application will be considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hannah Winslow at

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