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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow and 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 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 successful performance and review. The target start date is July 1, 2024.

Research responsibilities will involve doing research on the biomechanics and physiology of locomotion in the Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Laboratory (PI, Professor Daniel Lieberman).

Teaching responsibilities will entail helping supervise undergraduate research in the Skeletal Biology Lab and Peabody Museum.

Additional responsibilities will involve helping assist and training students with specialized equipment in the lab for their research, ensuring lab safety, and managing research activities in the skeletal biology lab.

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in human evolutionary biology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. Applicants should be knowledgeable about human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics and have experience in experimental methods.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

o Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

o Curriculum Vitae

o Names and contact information of three to five 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.

o Doctoral degree verification (for candidates who received their degree within one year of start date)

Contact Information

Professor Daniel Lieberman

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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.

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Biomechanics, physiology of locomotion, human anatomy, faculty, instructor

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