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Harvard: Open-Rank Professorships in the Evolutionary Biology of Human Behavior

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 20, 2012 10:57 PM expired
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University is seeking to make up to two full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments in behavioral biology. This area includes but is not limited to human behavioral ecology and non-human primate behavior. Applicants’ interests should be explicitly related to human evolution. We seek candidates who will complement the current strengths of the program, particularly those whose interests in behavior extend to cognition, ecology, genetics, or physiology. The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2013.

Keywords: assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track, tenure, professor, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England, behavioral ecology, cognition, cultural adaptation, primatology, human behavior, social evolution, socio-endocrinology, behavioral demography

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. required by expected start date.

Additional Qualifications: The Department administers a large and successful undergraduate concentration in Human Evolutionary Biology, hence excellence in undergraduate teaching is a priority. A strong research program, including the ability to offer graduate courses, is also expected. Our Doctoral program stresses integration of laboratory and field research and the cooperative training and mentoring of Ph.D. candidates. 

Special Instructions: For tenure-track appointment, please go to to apply. For tenured appointment, please go to to apply.

Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcome.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Contact Information:  Address enquiries to Professor Richard Wrangham, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA, or by e-mail to Meg Lynch (

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