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Harvard University Preceptor in Public Speaking in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Preceptor in Public Speaking

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Harvard College Writing Program

Position Description

The Harvard College Writing Program seeks applications for a Preceptor in Public Speaking. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2021. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching one or two sections per term of the College’s elective public speaking course, Expository Writing 40. This course develops and strengthens the skills necessary for successful public speaking. Students learn strategies for impromptu speaking, preparing and delivering presentations, formulating and organizing persuasive arguments, cultivating critical thinking, engaging with an audience, using the voice and body, and building confidence in oral expression. The preceptor will also have the opportunity to help develop instructional resources to support faculty and Teaching Fellows using oral assignments in their departmental courses. This position is for one year, annually renewable for up to eight years, contingent on performance, curricular need, position availability, and decanal approval.

Please see the Harvard College Writing Program’s website for information about Expos 40.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and experience in teaching public speaking.

Additional Qualifications

Advanced degree in the arts and sciences or education strongly preferred. Five years experience teaching at the college level or comparable work. High degree of initiative and the ability to work independently required.

Special Instructions

As part of your application, we request that you submit a brief video that demonstrates your public speaking abilities. The demo could be a presentation you have given in a formal setting, a clip showing you teaching or lecturing, or something you create for this application. We ask that applicants provide a link to their video in the “URL” field.

Contact Information

Harvard College Writing Program One Bow Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The University and Program have a strong commitment to diversity among faculty and staff, and we encourage applications from under-represented groups. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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