Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

Harvard University

United States

Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. This is an annual (twelve month) academic appointment renewable for up to three years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance.

Duties include teaching three computational or data science courses per year, supervising and advising master’s student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by the IACS.


Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field (physical science or social science with a focus on computational methods) by the expected start date.


Additional Qualifications

In addition, we seek candidates with programming skills in some programming language and a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.


Special Instructions

Required documents include: a cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a current CV; and course evaluations for all recently taught courses. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.


Contact Information

Lori Ray
IACS Program Manager


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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. Do you hold a doctoral degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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

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