Lecturer in Anthropology/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology who will also fulfill the responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies for both the Archaeology and the Social Anthropology Programs. The appointment is expected to begin on 08/01/2021. The position is renewable for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory performance. 

The Lecturer/ADUS is a teaching and administrative position.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching one undergraduate course in her/his area of expertise. 
  • Working with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in overseeing and working with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to administer the undergraduate concentrations in Anthropology. 
  • Academic advising, interfacing with relevant offices of Harvard College and with DUS/Head Tutors of other departments, and raising awareness of Anthropology across the College. 
  • Supervisory and oversight responsibilities (in coordination with the DUS and a Department Teaching Fellow) for three required undergraduate courses:
  • Anthropology 98a and 98b – Junior Tutorials focused on preparing concentrators to undertake fieldwork and develop their own research projects;
  • Anthropology 99 – a year-long writing seminar for Senior thesis writers, for which the ADUS runs weekly meetings. 
  • Advising and evaluating senior theses. 

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Anthropology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. 

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. 

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than June 15, 2021. 

1. 1 Cover letter, which should include a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

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 they have been received. 

Contact Information: Mike Holmes, Interim Director of Administration and Operations, Department of Anthropology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 

Contact Email:mholmes@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard is 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.