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Harvard University Tenure-Track Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Tenure-Track Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Human Evolutionary Biology

Position Description The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is conducting a search for a tenure-track professor in the area of human diversity. We welcome applications that focus on understanding the nature and origins of human variation in all its forms including genetic, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and cultural. Candidate’s research should address human diversity and variation from an evolutionary perspective and can be approached using laboratory methodologies (including on model organisms), theoretical approaches, fieldwork, computational analyses, or other methodologies. The appointment is expected to begin at the level of Assistant Professor and to start on July 1, 2023. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a department and university, we value diversity among our faculty, and we invite applications from candidates who will help us foster an inclusive educational environment. We especially encourage applicants who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.

Special Instructions

We will evaluate applications beginning November 1, 2022, and will conclude when the position is filled.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

  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. 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. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.

  7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable

    Contact Information

Terence D. Capellini

Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

11 Divinity Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


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