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Post doctoral position at Harvard Medical School -- Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP)

Fellowship/Post-Doctoral Position in Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Institution:  Harvard Medical School 

Location:  Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA 

Category:  Faculty - Science 

Type:    Full Time


The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking an innovative, collaborative early-career science educator to act as the Curriculum Fellow (CF) in Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB). The CFP is a postdoctoral service and training program focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences. The CF is part of a larger cohort, and receives mentorship and career advising to sup port their development as an educator and to help them succeed in a variety of education -focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program, the role of a CF, and the outcomes of former fellows can be found in the 2022 CF cohort announcement available on our website (https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu). 

The DRB CF will provide broad curricular development, academic support, and educational programming in the DRB graduate program administered by the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, the first cross-school department in the University. The DRB CF will work with program leadership and faculty to develop, implement, and assess educational programming  and evidence-based graduate training aligned with current needs of the training landscape, and which will prepare DRB students for success in a  wide range of careers. The DRB CF also partners with the DRB student leadership group to plan paracurricular activities and support student-organized academic events. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work  closely  with  the  faculty  director  to develop course materials and assessments,  coordinate TA  activities,  and  manage  online  and in- person content for  the  core  graduate  course  in  DRB: Experimental Approaches to Developmental Biology
  • Organize  and  implement  DRB  orientation and recruitment  programming 
  • Provide  academic  support  to  DRB  faculty  to  facilitate  the  creation  of  new  elective  courses 
  • Organize  and  participate  in  activities  to  build  and  foster  a  sense  of  community  among  the  DRB graduate community  across  campuses  (particularly  Longwood  and  Cambridge) 
  • Collect  and  organize  information  on  program  alumni


  • An earned  doctorate  in  developmental  biology  or  related  field at the time of appointment
  • Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate  students 

Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on their:

  • Knowledge  of  developmental  biology  that  will  enable  them  to  effectively partner with faculty to design  new  educational resources  
  • Ability  to  work  collaboratively  with  multiple  faculty  and  administrative  partners  across  different campuses  to  develop  new  courses  and  educational/training  opportunities  
  • Experience  applying  pedagogical  best  practices  to  the  classroom,  including  evidence-based  teaching methods and technological  innovations  
  • Oral  and  written  communication  skills  and  attention  to  detail   
  • Organizational  and  administrative  skills  and  the  ability  to  successfully  plan  and  implement programs and  events
  • Ability  to  work  independently  to  identify  and  implement  optimal  solutions  to  diverse  problems

Fellowships are intended for early-career scientist-educators. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non -tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as Research Fellows and typically earn promotion to the rank of Lecturer during the term of the fellowship. The ideal start date for this Curriculum Fellow is approximately Summer/Fall 2022. The current COVID-19 restrictions in place at 

Harvard Medical School mean this position may begin with a combination of remote and in-person work. However, fellows may be expected to work completely in person when this becomes possible. HMS and the CFP support flexible schedules, but these decisions will be made on an individual basis and will be regularly reviewed.

To apply: 

To apply, please send an email to cfp@hms.harvard.edu containing the below list of application materials. Please address the email to Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Only complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline will receive a full review.  The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022.

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  •  A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines. The teaching statement is an opportunity to describe your philosophy of teaching in the context of your own experiences. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.
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