Harvard University

Lecturer/Assistant Director Undergraduate Studies for Computer Science

John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies, with a concurrent Lectureship, in Computer Science.

The Assistant Director Undergraduate Studies (ADUS), Computer Science will report academically to the Area Chair for Computer Science and administratively to the Executive Dean for Education and Research. The ADUS will work closely with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for Computer Science, the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Computer Science, as well as with other advisors and Directors at SEAS. We expect the ADUS to actively engage with Computer Science faculty.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach or co-teach one undergraduate Computer Science course per semester.
  • Join and help lead the Computer Science Undergraduate Advising team with faculty and staff, which includes mentoring and advising undergraduate students and developing materials, initiatives and events to foster a welcoming and inclusive Harvard Computer Science community.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist with mentorship of relevant computer science clubs, including Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Developers for Development, Hack Harvard, and others.
  • Assist with curriculum and course development, course planning, and new pedagogical methods.
  • Contribute to potential research opportunities such as supervision of undergraduate projects.
  • Participate in department committees.

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a PhD in computer science or a related field.

Additional Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a strong commitment to education and mentoring; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; the motivation to help a diverse and inclusive undergraduate Computer Science community at Harvard.

Additional Information:

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statment of research interests, and a teaching statement. In addition, we ask for a statment describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references; and, the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community.

Through teaching and collaborative research, SEAS discovers, designs, and creates novel technologies and approaches to societal challenges - in service to the world, the nation, and our community. We bridge disciplines, both within engineering and the applied sciences and beyond, to prepare broadly trained leaders, to advance foundation science, and to achieve translational impact. Our values respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals, from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For more information please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.

SEAS is unable to provide Visa sponsorship for this positon.

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 staus, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Last updated: 2020-01-02