Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences

September 27, 2021

The Leder Human Biology (LHB) Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is seeking an  innovative, collaborative early-career science educator to provide broad curricular and  academic support to LHB, a translational medicine certification for HMS biomedical PhD  students. The Curriculum Fellows Program is a postdoctoral service and training program  focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological  and biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Curriculum Fellows work closely  with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate  evidence-based graduate training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to  support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program, the  role of a CF, and outcomes of former CFs can be found on our website. 


• Work closely with the faculty directors of the Leder Human Biology program at Harvard  Medical School to organize, teach, and evaluate courses required for the translational  medicine certification 

• Serve as Associate Course Director in BCMP 234 (Cellular Metabolism and Human  Disease), one of the required semester-length courses for the LHB Program. Manage and mentor the course’s Teaching Fellows and help lead critical reading sections 

• Provide support and guidance for student-organized para-curricular activities associated  with the Leder Human Biology program 

• Catalyze and evaluate initiatives to improve biomedical education across Harvard  Medical School, and make evidence-based recommendations to faculty and teaching  staff on curricular design 

• Support a short course on Case Studies in Human Biology 


• An earned doctorate in a field relevant to biology, biochemistry, or the biomedical  sciences 

• Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate science courses 

• Advanced knowledge of or training in translational biomedical sciences (preferred) • Postdoctoral research in a field relevant to the translational sciences (preferred) 

Job Skills and Competencies: 

• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty with the purpose of organizing a  semester-long course in cellular metabolism and human disease

• Experience applying evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations to  the classroom and working with faculty members to develop effective teaching  strategies 

• Strong organizational and management skills 

• Commitment to the professional development and mentorship of PhD students in the  Leder Human Biology program 

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 LHB Curriculum Fellow position is open for an  immediate start. 

To apply: 

To apply, please send an email to 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  full review. The deadline to apply is Monday October 25, 2021. 

• A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position. • A curriculum vitae. 

• A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines. A discussion of  diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement. • The names and contact information of three professional references. 

We are 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.