Assistant Professor of Biology

Harvard University

United States




Title Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology
Position Description
We seek applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. MCB is a tight-knit, supportive and collaborative research community with interests in a broad range of topics, including developmental biology, cell biology, computational biology, systems biology, neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology. Junior faculty are assigned a mentoring committee that advises them on all aspects of setting up a successful research group. They also receive grant writing and submission support, and they can recruit from a diverse pool of PhD students from various programs across the University.

The appointment provides access to state-of-the-art animal facilities and core facilities for imaging, proteomics, genomics, and bioinformatics. The Department is also closely associated with science initiatives at Harvard such as the Center for Brain Science, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Broad Institute, the Kempner Institute, and the Center for Nanoscale Systems, and provides opportunities for interactions with the broader Harvard community. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at least one course per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, in subject(s) to be decided based on the professor’s expertise and the department’s curricular needs. The appointment is expected to begin in the Summer of 2024 (later is possible if circumstances warrant).

MCB 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 or terminal degree in relevant field or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.
Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired .
Special Instructions
We anticipate conducting in-person interviews in January-February of 2024.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal:
Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, should be received no later than November 1, 2023.

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching/advising statement describing teaching approach and philosophy (1-2 pages)
4. Research Statement describing present and future research plans (1-3 pages)
5. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas (1 page)
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor
7. Reprints of publications
Contact Information
Polina Kehayova, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Contact Email
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. 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.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *How did you find out about this position? Please specify which journal, web site, listserv, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  6. Publication
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 2
  2. Publication 3

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