David J. Vitale Assistant/Associate Professor of Learning Sciences

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 06, 2019
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for a full-time faculty position focused on advancing an understanding of the learning process and the design of learning environments. The appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate (untenured) Professor, depending upon experience.

We seek scholars whose research, teaching, and impact in the field will advance one or more dimensions of the learning sciences, including but not limited to:

• developing theoretical understandings of learning and teaching in individual and/or social contexts;
• designing, implementing, and evaluating learning innovations in informal and formal environments; and
• improving approaches to teaching and learning for all people, with attention to learner variability and/or cultural contexts.

Strong applicants will be distinguished by the quality of their research, their use of rigorous methods, and the significance of their work for policy and practice.

We seek candidates who have the potential to make a powerful contribution to the core curriculum for our master’s and doctoral programs, by teaching required courses and recommended elective courses as part of specific program pathways. The ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge beyond one’s own specific expertise is crucial. High-quality teaching is valued at HGSE, and the school has made a strong commitment to cultivating and supporting strong teaching practices among faculty.

Successful candidates will have an excellent record of rigorous scholarship and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. HGSE faculty at all ranks advise students and participate in institutional governance and service. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in the learning sciences, educational psychology, cognitive science, information sciences, education, or a related field, along with expertise and an established research agenda in the learning sciences.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, writing samples, and the names and contact information for three references, via https://apply.interfolio.com/68078
Applicants who move to the next round will be asked to submit additional documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at academic@gse.harvard.edu or 617-495-3958.

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