Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
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 cell biology, systems biology, biophysics, biochemistry, developmental biology, neurobiology, genetics, microbiology, computational biology, 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 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, Harvard Quantitative Biology, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Broad 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 2023 (later is possible if circumstances warrant).
MCB celebrates the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our community offers, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, geographic background, immigration status, ability and disability, physical characteristics, veteran status, political ideology, religious belief and age. As a department, we are committed to diversifying our faculty and providing a supportive environment for success. We strongly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
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.
We anticipate conducting in-person interviews in January-February of 2023.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11703). Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, should be received no later than November 1, 2022.
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching 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
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.