Open Positions

 

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Curriculum Fellows Program
HMS Program in Graduate Education

 

General Application Information:

To apply for one of our open positions, please send an email to cfp@hms.harvard.edu containing the below application materials. Please address the email to Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Only complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline will receive full review.
  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement. 
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.

Open Curriculum Fellow Positions:

Teaching Statement Guidlines:

General Fellowship Information:

Harvard Medical School (HMS) invites motivated early-career scientists interested in careers in education to apply for a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Curriculum Fellows (CFs) have diverse academic roles and professional identities, but our work is united by the core beliefs that effective teaching is evidence-based and all students deserve equal opportunities to learn. CFs work closely with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, support, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. Fellows have gone on to careers as teaching faculty, directors of education, leaders within centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, and higher education administrators.

 

As a fellow, the majority of your time is spent serving the curricular and programmatic goals of the specific academic department or graduate training program that hires you (see above for links to current openings). This includes opportunities to create curricular and para-curricular programming for biomedical graduate students across the HMS Program in Graduate Education and to apply and evaluate evidence-based teaching practices. A variety of highly individualized professional development opportunities will help you identify your desired career path and develop the skills and experiences you will need to achieve it. All fellows contribute to the HMS community by attending and presenting in workshops, an education journal club, and pedagogy-focused seminars.

 

The CFP values a diversity of academic experiences and welcomes applicants from all graduate and postdoctoral institutions. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators. Applicants should be recent graduates or postdocs with a PhD in a scientific field that prepares you to develop graduate-level curricula specific to the hiring program or department. If you are a current graduate student and expect to receive your degree prior to the start of the fellowship term, you are welcome to apply. A strong interest in scientific teaching and training will be essential for your success, but significant independent teaching is not required. We provide up to $1000 to support your relocation to Boston. To download a .PDF of our General Information, please click here.

 

See below for details on individual positions and application instructions.

 

Center for Computational Biomedicine

 

Institution: Harvard Medical School Location: Boston, MA Category: Faculty – Science Type: Full Time

 

The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (HMS CFP) welcomes applications for a Curriculum Fellow (CF) for the Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB). The CFP is a postdoctoral service and training program focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences. Curriculum Fellows work closely with members of the Harvard faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education-focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program, the role of a CF, and outcomes of former CFs can be found on our website.

The CCB develops shared data and analytic resources that broadly serve HMS. This includes a strong educational mandate for courses and skills related to software, data analysis, technical computational skills and the adoption of new methods (eg AI/ML, single cell RNA-seq, etc). The CCB CF will be responsible for developing curricula for CCB workshops offered to HMS graduate students and postdocs across HMS programs and departments. The CF will report directly to the Center Administrator and will receive one-on-one mentorship from the CCB Director, Dr. Robert Gentleman and the Director of the CFP. 
 

The primary responsibilities of the CCB CF are expected to include:

  • Serving as the liaison between the CCB and other HMS departments to identify educational gaps and develop a strategic plan for addressing them via on-line courses, self-study resources, classes, and workshops
  • Annually surveying HMS faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows to identify gaps in our educational offerings
  • Liaising with existing groups engaged in training at HMS to identify available resources and coordinate training and curriculum development efforts
  • Creating curriculum for workshops, on-line courses, asynchronous resources, and in-person courses
  • Working with the Center Administrator to implement CCB educational initiatives
  • Organizing and managing the CCB’s postdoctoral teaching certificate program

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in Computational Science, along with experience applying computational approaches to biological problems. Candidates who are currently finishing their doctoral work but have not yet graduated are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualified candidates will be evaluated based upon their:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience with teaching and/or curriculum development in higher education settings
  • Comfort and experience teaching and developing curriculum in an asynchronous online environment
  • Ability to bridge the gaps between computational and biomedical sciences
  • Organizational and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to support collaborations across departments in a fast-paced academic environment

 

Fellowships are intended for early-career scientist-educators. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as Research Fellows and typically earn promotion to the rank of Lecturer during the term of the fellowship. The ideal start date for this Curriculum Fellow is approximately  January 10th, 2022. The current COVID-19 restrictions in place at Harvard Medical School mean this position may begin remotely, but fellows will be expected to work in person in Boston, MA when this becomes possible. HMS and the CFP support flexible schedules, but these decisions will be made on an individual basis and will be regularly reviewed. Interviews for the CCB CF position will be held remotely.

To apply:

To apply, please send an email to cfp@hms.harvard.edu containing the below list of application materials. Please address the email to Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Only complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline will receive full review. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.

 

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
 

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

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.

 

Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences

 

Institution: Harvard Medical School Location: Boston, MA Category: Faculty – Science Type: Full Time

The Leder Human Biology (LHB) Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is seeking an innovative, collaborative early-career science educator to provide broad curricular and academic support to LHB, a translational medicine certification for HMS biomedical PhD students. The Curriculum Fellows Program is a postdoctoral service and training program focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Curriculum Fellows work closely with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education-focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program, the role of a CF, and outcomes of former CFs can be found on our website.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the faculty directors of the Leder Human Biology program at Harvard Medical School to organize, teach, and evaluate courses required for the translational medicine certification
  • Serve as Associate Course Director in BCMP 234 (Cellular Metabolism and Human Disease), one of the required semester-length courses for the LHB Program. Manage and mentor the course’s Teaching Fellows and help lead critical reading sections
  • Provide support and guidance for student-organized para-curricular activities associated with the Leder Human Biology program
  • Catalyze and evaluate initiatives to improve biomedical education across Harvard Medical School, and make evidence-based recommendations to faculty and teaching staff on curricular design
  • Support a short course on Case Studies in Human Biology

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to biology, biochemistry, or the biomedical sciences
  • Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate science courses
  • Advanced knowledge of or training in translational biomedical sciences (preferred)
  • Postdoctoral research in a field relevant to the translational sciences (preferred)

Job Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty with the purpose of organizing a semester-long course in cellular metabolism and human disease
  • Experience applying evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations to the classroom and working with faculty members to develop effective teaching strategies
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Commitment to the professional development and mentorship of PhD students in the Leder Human Biology program

Fellowships are intended for early-career scientist-educators. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as Research Fellows and typically earn promotion to the rank of Lecturer during the term of the fellowship. The LHB Curriculum Fellow position is open for an immediate start.

To apply:

To apply, please send an email to cfp@hms.harvard.edu containing the below list of application materials. Please address the email to Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Only complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline will receive full review. The deadline to apply is Monday October 25, 2021.

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.

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.

 

 
 
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.