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Harvard University Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( SEAS ) seeks applicants for the position of full-time Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023. This is a 12-month appointment for a maximum of three years, with the second two years contingent on satisfactory performance during the first year.

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 organization of community events planned by the Office of Master’s and Professional Programs.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, physical sciences, or social sciences with a focus on computational methods by the time the position begins.

Additional Qualifications

In addition, we seek candidates with strong programming skills and experience in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level, preferably in parallel /distributed / high performance computing, and simulation and modeling.

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. At least three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted for the application to be considered complete.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2023, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Sheila Coveney

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


computational science, data science

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