Submitted: 3 March 2020
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Institution: Harvard University
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 25 March 2020
Application email: [email protected]
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College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University seeks applications for a College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology, specializing in paleoanthropology. We are especially interested in scholars who explore, both in the lab and in the field, relationships between anatomy and behavior in humans and hominins.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include teaching three courses or their equivalents. This will likely involve some combination of a lecture course, undergraduate seminar, one or more sections of sophomore tutorial, and section teaching in a department foundation course. The Fellow might also advise and evaluate senior honors theses.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate of an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start-date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, sample syllabus, and three letters of reference. Complete applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted by March 25, 2020.

Basic Qualification: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in human evolutionary biology or related discipline required by the expected start-date and must have been received no earlier than 2016.

Additional Qualification: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at

Complete applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted no later than March 25, 2020.

For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the 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.

The following documents are required: • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying • A curriculum vitae • A research statement • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations) • Three letters of recommendation • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received their doctorate: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your doctoral by the expected start-date.

Harvard University 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.

Contact Information: Office for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, [email protected]

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