School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
The Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) is the
first and only cross-school academic department in both the Harvard Faculty of
Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School. As a result, the educational
mission spans undergraduate, graduate, and medical communities on both the
Cambridge and Longwood campuses, as well as the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
Recently with the approval of a new joint degree program in Biotechnology:
Life Sciences with Harvard Business School, HSCRB will welcome business school
students to its community. Pedagogically, the curriculum emphasizes hands-on
laboratory experience and inquiry-based learning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Works as a preceptor for required courses in the MS/MBA curriculum, in
particular SCRB 220 (Data Science for Life Sciences) and SCRB 230 (NextGen
Biotechnology). Assists with other new courses in the MS/MBA curriculum as
needed. Reports to the Associate Director of Education in HSCRB, in close
collaboration with the faculty co-chairs of the MS/MBA Program in
Biotechnology: Life Sciences. This position is for one year, with
reappointment possible on a yearly basis for up to eight years (within the
eligibility guidelines of the FAS), contingent on performance, curricular
need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.
Course responsibilities include:
· Works with faculty to prepare, where applicable, lecture materials, teaching
resources, assignments, and examination questions. Designs and supervises
discussion sections. Prepares and holds review lectures. Supervises in-class
examinations and administrative recordkeeping.
· Teaches as part of the instructional staff for the courses.
· Helps write cases rooted in the life sciences that can be used for other
courses in the new MS/MBA curriculum.
Additional duties include:
· Hires, trains, and supervises teaching fellows; runs weekly teaching fellow
· Supervises course website content.
· Holds office hours for student questions and faculty consultation.
· Other duties as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in computational biology, mathematical biology, or a related
field awarded or expected, with experience teaching undergraduate or graduate
students in science.
Ph.D. preferred. Excellent organizational, written and interpersonal
communication skills are key. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and
to manage relationships with large numbers of students. Strong initiative
essential. Experience in designing problem sets, exams, and laboratory
exercises strongly preferred.
Please submit the following materials through the Harvard application portal,
ARIeS. Applications will be reviewed from November 1, 2021, until the position
1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and
philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five 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 is considered complete only when at least
three letters have been received.
The start date for this position is flexible, with the earliest being January
1, 2022 and the latest July 1, 2022.
Assistant Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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