Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer in Statistics reports to Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and provides advice and counsel to Harvard undergraduates concentrating/majoring, considering concentrating, or pursuing secondary field or joint concentration in Statistics, primarily on academic matters and curricular planning; track and course selection, thesis support, and career guidance. Undergraduate Advisor will hold a dependent lectureship appointment and teach undergraduate courses and/or tutorials. More specifically, Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer in Statistics will:
Provide substantive one-on-one academic advising to Statistics and joint concentrators, secondary students, interested freshmen and other students, coordinating efforts with Harvard College Advising Programs Office as needed and with DUS and faculty deans as appropriate to address student issues.
With DUS, assess and recommend undergraduate curricular revisions and participate in implementing such changes. Contribute to ongoing assessment to make undergraduate program more effective as key member of undergraduate education committee. Work with Education Program Administrator to develop and update concentration-related web and print literature.
Facilitate identifying and matching students with faculty research mentors and oversee thesis process (conceptualize workshops, trainings, and other resources) and meet with students to monitor status and address issues.
Contribute to existing (e.g., freshmen fortnight, sophomore declaration) and develop new academic and social activities to improve sense of community among Statistics concentrators.
Teach one Statistics course per term. May assist to restructure existing course(s), develop new course(s), and/or teach summer school course(s).
Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer in Statistics will work closely with Statistics Department faculty members, other teaching staff (preceptors, teaching fellows), and Student Programs Administrator. Beyond Statistics Department, also work collaboratively with Harvard College Advising Programs Office, Office of Undergraduate Education, Bureau of Study Counsel, Registrar’s Office, and with colleagues in similar roles and faculty members at Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) where Statistics concentrators may have thesis advisors.
Basic Qualifications PhD enrollment in Statistics or closely related field and experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are required. PhD at time of appointment is required.
Additional Qualifications Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential as are demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and student life and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies. Undergraduate Advisor is expected to have significant impact on the department’s ability to effectively advise the growing undergraduate population of concentrators, which requires independence, significant experience with statistics academic content, sound judgment and maturity when addressing student issues, leadership and organizational skills.
Additional Information In addition to current CV, applicants must include a cover letter, statement with a detailed description of teaching experience and philosophy, and course evaluations for recently taught courses. Applicants who do not include this information/documentation will not be considered.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
EEO Statement 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.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.
Internal Number: 50499BR
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