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Tenure-Track Professor in History of the Modern Life Sciences

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Harvard University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History of Science Cambridge, MA 

Position Description: The Department of History of Science seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-track Associate Professor in the History of the Modern Life Sciences, broadly construed. Applicants with interests in the history of Race and Ethnicity in the Life Sciences are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong scholarly record and teaching experience, or show promise of excellence in academic research, publications, and teaching. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as advising graduate students at M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 July 2022. 

Keywords: faculty, tenure-track, history, biology, biomedicine, race, ethnicity, life science, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England 

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in History of Science or related disciplines required by the time the appointment begins. 

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired. 

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than 15 October 2021 

1. Cover letter. 

2. Curriculum Vitae. 

3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices, draft syllabi may be included). 

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 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 by the closing date of 15 October, and the application is considered complete only when 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. Writing sample or copies of publications. 


Harvard is 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. 


Contact Information: Yaz Alfata, Search Committee, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Science Center 371, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138. 

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