Submitted: 13 November 2019
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Institution: Harvard University
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 31 December 2019
Application URL:

Position description:
The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks applications for a full-time position that combines postdoctoral research and undergraduate teaching responsibilities. The position is initially for one year with reappointment for additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance and review and continued funding. The start-date is flexible and could be as early as January 1, 2020.

Research responsibilities involve conducting research on the biomechanics and physiology of locomotion in the Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Laboratory directed by Professor Daniel Lieberman (Principal Investigator) and located in the Peabody Museum, Cambridge.

Teaching responsibilities involve teaching or co-teaching one course per term, including one course that involves supervising undergraduate research in the Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Lab.

Additional responsibilities involve training and assisting students in the use of specialized equipment in the lab for their research, ensuring general lab safety, and managing research activities within the Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Lab.

The successful applicant will be hired as Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.

Basic Qualification:
A doctoral degree is required for this position. Candidates must have received the doctoral degree by the appointment start date.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates should be knowledgeable about human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and should have research experience in experimental methods. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions:
To apply, please submit the following through ARIeS, Harvard’s online portal for academic hiring. The link for this position is

1. A letter of interest that includes a description of research, and a description of teaching experience and philosophy, including comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Names and contact information of three referees.

Evaluation will begin when advertisement is placed and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Professor Daniel Lieberman, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Harvard is 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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