Preceptorship in Chemistry(Introductory Courses)
Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
United States

Preceptorship in Chemistry(Introductory Courses)

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Position Description

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Chemistry. The Preceptor in Chemistry is responsible for designing and supervising laboratory experiments for undergraduate students in advanced organic, inorganic, and/or physical chemistry labs, dependent on the applicant’s area(s) of expertise. The Preceptor will also be responsible for the design and oversight of an ongoing undergraduate research project in the applicant’s field of interest, within the broadly-defined realm of experimental chemistry. In addition to laboratory teaching responsibilities, the Preceptor will collaborate will with the entire undergraduate staff to teach Chemistry 301, a teaching practicum for first-year graduate students in chemistry.


The preceptorship is a non-ladder teaching position, reporting directly to the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies. The initial appointment is for three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, curricular need, and divisional dean approval. The position may begin as early as July 1, 2019.


Basic Qualifications
Training and experience in chemical synthesis and/or experimental physical chemistry; or closely allied field.


Additional Qualifications
Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. A strong doctoral record in organic or inorganic chemical synthesis, or experimental physical chemistry, is preferred. Experience teaching/mentoring undergraduate students in a laboratory setting is also strongly preferred.


Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIES portal (


1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Names and contact information of three to five references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)


Candidates are encouraged to apply by June 30 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled:.


Contact Information
If you should should have difficulty uploading your documents, please contact George O’Shea, search administrator, or (617) 496-0932


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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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
Supplemental Questions
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

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