John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow

Massachusetts, United States
03 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Physical Sciences

Position Description

Harvard University seeks applicants in the physical sciences (including statistics and applied mathematics) for appointment as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow.

The program seeks to appoint researchers who have completed a PhD within eighteen months of their appointment, and aims to give fellows the opportunity to pursue their own independent research agenda. This fellow appointment will be for a three-year term. Fellows will be affiliated with one of the Physical Science departments in the FAS.

This appointment is expected to begin on or after March 1, 2019.

For more information about the Fellows program and this position, visit our website at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/jhdsfprogram.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins. Applicants who have received their PhD prior to September 1, 2017 are not eligible.

Additional Qualifications  

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than 11:59pm EST November 30, 2018.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Proposal including a summary of previous research accomplishments (up to 5 pages total)
  4. PDFs of up to 3 publications
  5. References – 3 required

During the application process, you will be asked to give the names and email addresses of at least three references who will be contacted by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Please allow at least 1 week for your references to upload their letters. References must be received by the deadline.

Please note: the application is considered complete only when at least 3 reference letters have been received.

All files must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

Applicants who have received their PhD prior to September 1, 2017 are not eligible.

Contact Information

Linda Kefalas

Contact Email


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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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