Submitted: 17 March 2022
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Institution: Harvard University
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 30 March 2022
Application URL:

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology, specializing in cultural evolution, behavioral ecology, energetics, life history, human paleobiology and/or primatology.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. 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 at least three letters of reference, should be submitted by March 30, 2022.

Basic Qualifications: 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 2018.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

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

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/advising statement that describes the candidate’s philosophy and practices related to undergraduate teaching and advising, goals, and prior experience, and including comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations). Three letters of recommendation Doctoral Verification The two forms of acceptable documentation include either a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s registrar. Such documentation should state that all requirements for the doctorate have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been or will be conferred. If the candidate received his/her/their degree from Harvard, written verification from the chair or director of graduate studies, on department letterhead, may suffice. (Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the doctorate) A letter from the candidate’s advisor confirming that the candidate will receive the doctorate prior to the appointment start date. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

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