Director of Science Instruction and Premedical Program
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 62465BR
Life and physical science courses represent a sizable portion of Harvard Extension School (HES) and Harvard Summer School (HSS) on-campus and online enrollments. This position reports to and works with the Associate Dean of the Harvard Summer School and Dean of Academic Programs Harvard Extension School to oversee the curriculum and recruit, hire, and develop life and physical science instructors for HES and HSS. The position also directs the HES post-baccalaureate Premedical Program (PMP), which is one of the largest premedical programs in the country. The position is responsible for PMP admission decisions, academic advising, and the quality oversight of all critical academic records. In addition, the position writes medical school sponsorship letters for qualified PMP participants, runs premedical career workshops, and works to develop a sense of community within the PMP participant population. The position supervises the PMP coordinator and oversees the instructional success of multiple science faculty.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Advanced degree in related discipline
Experience with science, health careers, and medical schools
Ability to teach introductory health science courses
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills
Ability to work independently
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. DCE is currently trialing hybrid workplace models with a minimum of 2 days per week on campus. DCE may adjust these as necessary or appropriate.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
A cover letter is highly encouraged for consideration.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 17,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 11,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering nearly 130 short noncredit programs to more than 3,000 participants annually.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.