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Harvard University Assistant Professor in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Assistant Professor

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Position Description

Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology ( HSCRB ;, a department singularly bridging the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School ( HMS ), is currently recruiting a tenure-track professor to join its multi-disciplinary research and teaching mission. HSCRB faculty members’ research spans broad areas of science, with an emphasis on understanding human biology, and our primary goal in this search is to identify faculty candidates who will advance exciting scientific programs that complement our current research foci. Candidates with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, a track-record of research accomplishments, and an innovative research plan are invited to apply. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, mechanistic studies of the early events in human development and organ formation, applications of genome engineering strategies to living systems, and/or efforts to control and manipulate cell identity.

The successful candidate will be located on Harvard’s Cambridge campus and will benefit from state-of-the-art research facilities, strong institutional and departmental commitment to career development, and a vibrant, collaborative research enterprise that brings together fundamental biology and medical science to create unique scientific and educational opportunities. Appointments will be made at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in accordance with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The appointee will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students and will have the opportunity to teach medical and business students. We are committed to building a core faculty with a diversity of backgrounds. We give full consideration to applicants from all backgrounds and encourage women and applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to reach out and apply. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to research training and discovery is desired. Candidates should also demonstrate intellectual leadership with the aim of carrying out impactful and significant research that will be recognized by the department, university, and wider scholarly community.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, a track-record of research accomplishments, and an innovative research plan are invited to apply.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal. All applications and materials must be submitted by December 1, 2022.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)

  4. Research statement

  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  6. Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to submit 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. For candidates for a tenure-track position, at least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.

    Contact Information

For administrative questions, please contact Daniel Oliver (

For search-related questions, please contact HSCRB - FAS ( .

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


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