Tenured Professor in Developmental Biology

Harvard University

United States


Position Description

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University (www.mcb.harvard.edu) seeks to appoint a tenured professor in developmental biology, with an emphasis on studying fundamental biological questions in either conventional or unconventional model systems. We are particularly excited about candidates who employ modern quantitative methods such as, but not limited to, imaging, genomics, and computation. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020 or as soon as feasible. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers an interactive research community with broad interests, state of the art animal facilities and core facilities for imaging, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics, and close association with wider Harvard science initiatives such as the Quantitative Biology Initiative, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Center for Brain Science, the Broad Institute, and the Center for Nanoscale Systems.

We are deeply committed to improving the diversity of Harvard’s faculty and scientific community. We strongly encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups.


Basic Qualifications

A doctorate degree is required.


Special Instructions

Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. We anticipate interviewing short-listed candidates beginning the first week of October.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9093): 
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Research vision statement describing future plans (2 pages)
3. Teaching statement describing teaching approach and philosophy (1 page)
4. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas (1 page)


Contact Information

Polina Kehayova, Scientific Director
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University


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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.


Minimum Number of References Allowed



Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Other Statement

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