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Harvard University Senior Preceptor in Portuguese in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Senior Preceptor in Portuguese

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Romance Languages and Literatures

Position Description

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures seeks applications for a senior preceptor in Portuguese. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The senior preceptor will be responsible for teaching three courses per year at the intermediate and advanced levels. Administrative duties include training and supervising teaching fellows, curriculum development (at all levels), and undergraduate advising and recruitment. The position is for five years and renewable contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should be well versed in the issues of teaching Portuguese as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching all levels of Portuguese, coordinating language programs, training and supervising teaching fellows, and advising students. The applicant should develop strong relationships with departments, communities, and organizations both within and outside the university and build, grow, and strengthen the Portuguese language program. Specialization in language pedagogy and second language acquisition is highly desirable. Applicants should have native or near-native proficiency in Portuguese.

Additional Qualifications

A strong doctoral record is preferred as well as working knowledge of instructional technology.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than March 1st

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

  4. Teaching materials (e.g., teaching chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order; representative syllabi; teaching evaluations)

  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  6. Names and contact information of at least three 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.

    Contact Information

Chair, Senior Preceptor Search Committee

c/o Katherine Killough, Language Program Coordinator

Harvard University

Department of Romance Languages & Literatures

Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is 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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