The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications from scholars who conduct research on the science of learning and behavior for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Education, Associate Professor of Education (untenured), or Professor of Education.
We seek candidates who work within a highly rigorous research framework that draws from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences to address contemporary challenges in education. We are particularly interested in appointing a colleague who brings a biological perspective to the processes of human development and whose expertise includes the impact of adversity on learning and behavior. We seek applicants who have experience applying knowledge from the fields of neuroscience and the biology of stress to the design, implementation, empirical evaluation, and dissemination of theory-driven interventions in real world settings. For senior applicants, we seek candidates who have the ability to lead our Mind, Brain, and Education program and to build connections to faculty across such fields as developmental biology, neuroscience, psychology, human development, and education. We especially encourage applications from women and minorities.
At HGSE, our mission is to conduct high-quality research on issues related to education, and to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse community of graduate students, both at the doctoral and master's levels. We therefore seek candidates with excellent pedagogical skills, including the ability to clearly communicate sophisticated scientific research to audiences with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Candidates should be well prepared to engage in collaborative or supervised research with graduate students who are interested in applying a biological perspective to challenges in educational policy or practice.
School: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Candidates should have a doctorate in biology, neuroscience, psychology, education, medicine, or a related field. Successful candidates will have an excellent record of rigorous scholarship appropriate for rank and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. Candidates for a ladder faculty appointment will be considered if they will complete all requirements for the doctorate by the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.