The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at either the
tenure-track or tenured rank level in Biomechanics and
Movement, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.
We are seeking scientists and engineers with an
interdisciplinary approach focusing on Biomechanics of Movement,
broadly defined. Some example areas of interest include, but are
not limited to: (1) understanding sensorimotor control in normal
and pathological movement and how the body regulates movement; (2)
developing new sensing or imaging approaches that enable
measurement of muscle and tissue mechanics in vivo; (3)
understanding physical and biological mechanisms of musculoskeletal
structure and function; (4) applied research in motor disorders;
(5) design, implementation, and application of computational and
data science methodologies and platforms to tackle important
problems in understanding of human movement; and (6) modelling,
analysis and new control approaches for human physical interaction
in co-robotic systems. In these multiple contexts, we are
interested in new experimental or computational approaches for
studying human movement over multiple length scales (full body and
tissue level), as well as studying human movement and behavior real
In addition to developing a research program, successful
candidates will contribute to teaching and curriculum development
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We could expect
candidates to teach in bioengineering, mechanics, robotics, data
science, and design.
Harvard SEAS provides a highly interdisciplinary and
collaborative environment, with the opportunity to work with
students and colleagues from diverse fields (bioengineering,
electrical engineering, computer science, robotics, applied math),
including strong connections to the Harvard Medical School and
to biological and physical science departments. In addition,
the candidate will further strengthen SEAS’s focus on translational
life science research, and will have access to shared
state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for
biomechanics and physiological experiments housed in Harvard’s new
Science and Engineering Complex (https://www.seas.harvard.edu/about-us/visit-us/allston/science-engineering-complex).
SEAS values diversity among its faculty, is committed to
building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly
encourages applications from women and underrepresented
A doctorate or terminal degree in a related field is required by
the expected start date.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of
research interests, a teaching statement (describing teaching
philosophy and practices), and up to three representative papers.
In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage
diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and
anticipated future contributions to these areas.
Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to
submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees, and the
application is considered complete only when at least three letters
have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who
has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or
Candidates are asked to apply by December 1, 2021, but we
will continue to review applications until the position is
Applicants will apply online at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10744.
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.