Submitted: 8 April 2022
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Institution: Harvard University
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 16 May 2022
Application URL:

Title Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Human Evolutionary Biology

Position Description The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks applications for one full-time or two half-time lecturers for the 2022-2023 academic year. The appointment is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization. The successful applicant will be hired as a Lecturer in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in human evolutionary biology.

Typical responsibilities include: • Teaching or co-teaching one or two undergraduate courses per term • Participate in curricular planning discussions with other faculty and staff as it applies to human evolutionary biology education and courses • Training and assisting students in the use of specialized equipment in the lab for their research, ensuring general lab safety, and managing research activities • Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students

Basic Qualifications Doctorate in human evolutionary biology or related discipline required by the appointment start date.

Additional Qualifications Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

This position is scheduled to begin July 1, 2022, with possibility of renewal up to eight years. We will evaluate applications beginning May 16, 2022 and will conclude when the position is filled. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

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 (unless otherwise specified on an individual posting) • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date

Contact Information Professor Maryellen Ruvolo

Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Harvard University Peabody Museum 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email [email protected]

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 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Keywords human evolutionary biology, human evolution, human behavior, non-human primate behavior, cultural evolution, human anatomy/physiology

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