The position of Computational Engineer is designed to strengthen and enrich computational teaching and learning at SEAS in a broad set of areas. As part of the Computing in Engineering Education (CEE) team, this position will work with SEAS faculty and teaching staff to develop and implement computational and simulation components in courses, train teaching fellows and students in various computational tools and software, and assist students with modeling and simulation in their design projects. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and advising students and student teams from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of knowledge of computation.
Assist faculty with content development of simulation, modeling, and computational activities, including but not limited to class assignments, homework, tutorials, lectures, labs, and projects.
Help develop and deliver advanced software training/programming workshops for teaching fellows and/or students as needed.
Teach engineering software tools, computational tools/techniques, and/or scientific programming to SEAS undergraduates.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, work collaboratively with the Active Learning Labs (ALL) to reimagine and develop cutting-edge computational activities that bridge disciplines and supplement hands-on experiments.
Work collaboratively with other groups within Teaching and Learning, SEAS Computing, Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) and others, to support and expand computation in the SEAS curriculum.
Manage, maintain, and collaborate on content for the CEE website.
Contribute to and expand data acquisition software and tools, as well as data analysis methods in support of CEE and ALL, across all SEAS disciplines.
Support the computational hardware and software needs of ALL and help provide technical support for the teaching Computer Lab
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
Commitment to Diversity SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
About SEAS The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Math or a related technical/scientific field is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in programming, engineering or science education, and/or data analysis.
Experience working in an educational environment, teaching, and/or mentoring.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to juggle multiple projects, strong organizational skills, creativity in problem solving, and high self-motivation.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Strong interest in working on multidisciplinary coursework and projects.
Flexibility to be available outside of a typical 9-5 work schedule on an occasional basis.
Demonstrated proficiency in scientific or general programming. Contributions to or development of open-source code or software is a plus.
A basic background in a subset of the following fields is preferred: computer science, data science, bio-engineering, and/or environmental engineering.
Experience with some of the following is a plus: Engineering software (COMSOL or other FEA tools); CAD (Solidworks, Rhino, or similar); Programming (Python, R, and/or Matlab); Data Science (data gathering, data cleaning, formatting and visualization, and/or basic statistical modeling methods)
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.
Internal Number: 53326BR
About Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied 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.