The Department of Psychology at Harvard University invites applications for several College Fellow positions for the 2023-24 academic year. College Fellow positions are teaching-focused postdoctoral positions comprised of 75% teaching and 25% research, with teaching responsibilities amounting to three undergraduate courses per year. This typically includes serving as primary instructor for one seminar course, one lecture course, and either serving as the instructor for an additional lecture or seminar course OR teaching 2-3 discussion or lab sections of a larger survey course. Approximately 25% of the appointment is reserved for the Fellow’s own research with mentorship from a department faculty member. College Fellows also participate in intensive pedagogical and course development training through the Psychology Department and Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Fellows may also advise and evaluate senior theses.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023 and is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2019.
Although applicants with research and teaching backgrounds from all areas of empirically-based psychology are welcomed, the Department has specific needs in social and personality psychology and clinical science/psychopathology. Past course assignments for College Fellows have included Inequality and Intergroup Relations, Music and the Mind, Decision-Making and Negotiation, Social Psychology and the Law, Nudge Psychology, Psychological Science in the Classroom, Cultural Psychology, Mood Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Psychology of Willpower, The Social Brain, Programming for Psychologists, Psychology of Sleep, Intercultural Perspectives on Trauma, Power and Society in Romantic Relationships, etc. Specific courses will be assigned based on the areas of expertise of College Fellows.
Complete applications received by March 17, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if positions remain open after an initial round.
More information: https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/social-sciences
Contact Information: Katie Powers, email@example.com (for questions related to the position)