The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications from scholars who conduct research at the intersection of neuroscience and education for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Education, Associate Professor of Education (untenured), or Professor of Education.


We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated the ability to work within a highly rigorous scientific framework, have the expertise to understand how cutting-edge brain research can address contemporary challenges in education, and are capable of teaching graduate-level, neuroscience-based courses. We are interested in appointing new colleagues whose expertise includes prevention/intervention science, early childhood development, effects of adversity on disparities in educational attainment, and/or socioemotional, behavioral, or learning difficulties. We especially seek a candidate with expertise in applying knowledge from developmental neuroscience to the design, implementation, empirical evaluation, and dissemination of theory-driven interventions in “real world” settings. Candidates with expertise in clinical neuropsychology whose work is focused on diagnosis/remediation in special education are also welcome. We are seeking candidates who will make powerful and substantive contributions to a growing curriculum in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, 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, who will lead the next generation of successful scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field. 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 also should be prepared to engage in collaborative or supervised research with graduate students, many of whom are interested in applying neuroscience to challenges in educational policy or practice.


Candidates should have a doctorate in neuroscience, psychology, education, or a related field. Successful candidates will have an excellent record of rigorous scholarship and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. Candidates for a junior faculty appointment will be considered if they will complete all requirements for the doctorate by the start of the 2016-17 academic year.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 


To apply, please go to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6386


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at neuroscience_search@gse.harvard.edu or call 617-496-4080.


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.