The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is conducting an open field search for a tenure-track professor. We welcome applications in all subfields of human evolutionary biology and are particularly interested in researchers focused on human paleobiology, including but not limited to hominin/hominoid paleontology and paleoecology, especially within the context of climate and habitat change. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin at the level of Assistant Professor and to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology 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.
Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.
Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.
We will evaluate applications beginning October 15, 2021, and will conclude when the position is filled.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10525)
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
- Research statement
- Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
- 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. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
- Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Faculty of Arts and Sciences
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
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