Sciences

Human Evolutionary Biology

Position Description:  The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology, specializing in human biology or physiology.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017.  The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research.  Teaching duties will include teaching three courses or their equivalents.  This will likely involve some combination of a lecture course, undergraduate seminar, one or more sections of sophomore tutorial, and section teaching in a department foundation course.  The Fellow might advise and evaluate senior theses.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate of an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start-date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, sample syllabus, and three letters of reference. Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by April 15, 2017.

Basic Qualifications:  Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in human evolutionary biology or related discipline required by the expected start-date and must have been received no earlier than 2013.

Additional Qualifications:  Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions:  Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted no later than April 15, 2017. For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the 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.

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
  • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received their doctorate: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your doctoral by the expected start-date

Harvard University is 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.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) is seeking applications for a College Fellow in MCB.  The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research.  Teaching duties will include teaching three courses or their equivalents.  During the fall semester, the Fellow will be involved in teaching, curriculum development and administrative organization of Life Sciences 1a, a large introductory course for undergraduates that integrates chemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. The College Fellow will be responsible for designing and supervising the discussion section components of the course; working with faculty to prepare assessments of student learning; supervising and training a staff of approximately 30 teaching fellows, as well as a team of undergraduates who run weekly help sessions; maintaining grade books; and overseeing teaching fellow grading policies.  During the spring semester, the College Fellow will be involved in a lecture course, undergraduate seminar, or section teaching of a departmental course. Additionally, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to other curricular activities in the life sciences, and coordinate with faculty to develop other innovative teaching materials.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017.

Basic qualifications: Doctorate in a Life Sciences field required by the expected start-date and must have been received no earlier than 2013; demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students in science.

Additional qualifications: Proven expertise in chemistry, biochemistry, and/or molecular and cell biology. Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships with hundreds of undergraduate students. Experience in designing problem sets and exam questions strongly preferred. 

Applications should be submitted no later than May 20, 2017.

Harvard University is 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.