Open Rank Faculty Position in Human Evolutionary Biology

Massachusetts, United States
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Human Evolutionary Biology/Human Biology

Position Description

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track professor in the field of human biology, potentially with expertise in physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropoloogy, life-history and/or neurobiology.

We are interested in candidates who emphasize an evolutionary approach and whose interests complement or strengthen the existing research in our department or other affiliated departments at Harvard including Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019.

The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The department values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.

Special Instructions

We will evaluate applications beginning November 15, 2018 and will conclude when the position is filled.
To apply, please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8477):

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Representative publications
  6. Applicants for a tenure-track position should include names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Applicants for a tenured position should skip this step.

For tenure-track position, three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
No letters of recommendation are required for tenured position.

Contact Information

Professor Maryellen Ruvolo
Search Committee Chair
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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