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Harvard University Tenure Track Professor in Evolutionary Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Tenure Track Professor in Evolutionary Biology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Position Description

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology ( OEB ) seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in evolutionary biology. The broad search field includes, but is not limited to, evolutionary genetics, quantitative genetics, phylogenetics and systematics, adaptation, evo-devo, speciation, eco-evo dynamics, evolutionary biomechanics, evolutionary phenomics, macroevolution, and all experimental, theoretical, or computational approaches. If applicable, the experimental system may be viral, prokaryotic, or eukaryotic. The successful candidate is expected to establish a dynamic, externally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor a diverse community of students, and contribute to departmental and university service. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024.

OEB is a supportive and collaborative research community with interests in a broad range of topics that include evolution, ecology, biomechanics, behavior, development, population genetics, and public health. Junior faculty are assigned a mentoring committee that advises them on all aspects of setting up a successful research group.

An appointment in OEB provides access to state-of-the-art animal and plant facilities and core facilities for imaging, proteomics, genomics, and bioinformatics as well as access to multiple supporting institutions including the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard Forest, and the Arnold Arboretum. Please visit the OEB webpage ( for more information.

OEB celebrates the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our community offers, including diversity of background, perspective, and lived experience. We strongly welcome applications from persons from underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in Evolutionary Biology or related discipline required by the time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 15,2023; however, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

  4. Research statement

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

  6. 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.

  7. Reprints of representative publications if available.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC -recommended vaccines.

Contact Information

Professor Daniel L. Hartl, Search Committee, Harvard University, 2119 Biological Laboratories, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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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


assistant, associate, faculty, tenure track, evolutionary biology

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

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