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The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University is looking for a General Education Project Lead, who will serve as a project manager for faculty who are developing courses for the new General Education curriculum set to debut in Fall 2019. The Project Lead will co-create the course syllabus with the faculty instructor, drafting materials and preparing the course to launch.

A successful Project Lead will be able to engage faculty on questions of instructional design, helping them to write assignments and plan in-class activities aligned with the goals of Gen Ed. He/she must be curious about a wide range of academic disciplines, and be able to recognize the priorities and assumptions that faculty bring to their teaching. Above all, the Project Lead must be adept at translating instructors’ abstract goals into concrete teaching plans that are authentic to Gen Ed and the instructor’s own persona.

The Project Lead must also be an effective project manager vis-à-vis academic support staff, able to build relationships with colleagues in the Bok Center as well as from Harvard’s academic technology group, libraries, museums, writing program, etc. Depending on faculty needs, the Project Lead may have to research the availability of campus resources, assemble ad hoc teams of experts, schedule meetings between support staff and teaching staff, and collaborate on producing and user-testing materials that may be incorporated into the syllabus and used in the classroom.

For more information and to apply, please visit the full job posting here. Candidates with a background in STEM or the quantitative social sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

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