Lecturer in Engineering Design

Harvard University

United States



Title Lecturer in Engineering Design

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Department/Area Mechanical Engineering

Position Description

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer on Engineering Sciences for a one-year term position. This is a part-time appointment with an expected start date of January 1, 2020.


We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in design engineering, systems thinking and related design processes.


Typical Responsibilities:

• Teach or co-teach an undergraduate engineering course, Engineering Sciences 96: Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project
• Serve as a section leader for the Engineering Sciences 96 course or other SEAS design courses and mentor student teams working on design projects
• Participate in curricular planning discussions with other faculty and staff as it applies to engineering design education and hands-on project-based courses
• Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students
• Advise students on engineering and design aspects of other course projects


Basic Qualifications
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, or a related field.


Additional Qualifications
Candidates should have proven experience in design engineering, such as design process, CAD/CAM, materials, robotics, embedded systems, etc., and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. We seek candidates who have a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with undergraduate students. Previous experience working on design projects in industry a plus.


Special Instructions
Required documents include a cover letter, CV and a one-page statement of teaching interests. In addition, we ask for a statement 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 encourage candidates to apply by November 30, 2019, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.


Contact Information
Jennifer Vasquez
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
33 Oxford Street
Maxwell Dworkin, Room 253
Cambridge, MA 02138


Contact Email jvasquez@seas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard 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

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Optional Documents
Course Evaluation
Publication 2

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