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University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2014. We seek a social scientist specializing in any area of scientific ecological anthropology, such as human ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, anthropology of living foragers, farmers or pastoralists, cooperation and common pool resources, indigenous resource management, cultural transmission, ethnobiology, subsistence economics, reproductive ecology, evolutionary demography, nutritional ecology, life history theory, ecological genetics, and social epidemiology. Other topical approaches are open, but research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website. Integration with Broom Center for Demography is also preferable. Strong fieldwork and/or lab component is preferable. Geographical area of specialization is open, but interests in Oceania, Asia, Africa or Latin America are preferable, as is a comparative orientation. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in ecological and/or biocultural anthropology and upper-division courses related to the anthropologist's areas of specialization. Capacity to teach courses in quantitative methods is valued. The ability to direct graduate students and to advance a departmental focus on ecological research are critical requirements. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via UCSB's Recruit website: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement detailing research experience and a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at searchsci-eco@anth.ucsb.edu. Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before November 15, 2013. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University seeks to fill two positions in evolutionary anthropology at the assistant professor level, reflecting our continuing investment in global leadership in the area of evolutionary social science. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment in anthropology, psychology, or a closely-­‐related field, and a strong record of empirical or theoretical research. Desired qualifications include (1) research that focuses on the evolution of modern behavior, especially within the areas of evolutionary psychology, gene-­‐culture coevolution, mathematical evolutionary theory, and the evolution of technology, or (2) research that focuses on the evolutionary basis of social behavior or cognition in nonhuman primates, especially as related to aspects of social complexity. Additional desirable qualifications include evidence of or potential for obtaining external funding; teaching experience in anthropology or related fields; commitment to mentoring and supporting students; and collaborative experience with interdisciplinary research projects. Anticipated start date August 2014. We will begin reviewing applicants on November 15, 2013. Reviews may occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online here and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. You may address your cover letter to Professor Joan Silk, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. ASU Job ID: 10547. Please see our website for information about the School. The School is a world leader in anthropology research and training (including in evolutionary anthropology) and transdisciplinary social science. We collaborate extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Department of Psychology, Oakland University

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University (www.oakland.edu/psychology) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in SOCIAL/PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2014 from candidates whose primary research interests are focused on issues within social/personality psychology (broadly defined) and complement those of existing faculty. A market competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits are provided. Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in psychology (ABD applicants may apply but must have a Ph.D. in psychology at the time of appointment). Qualified applicants will have an interest in teaching courses in social/personality psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualified applicants must show potential that leads to developing a productive research program as evidenced through publications in academic journals, presentations at meetings of professional societies, and statements from research supervisors. Qualified applicants are also expected to demonstrate potential for becoming involved in university and professional activities. The Department of Psychology has rapidly expanding M.S. and Ph.D. programs (see www.oakland.edu/psychology/grad/). Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to mentor graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. In addition to collaborative opportunities with the faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, well-developed mechanisms are in place for establishing and funding multidisciplinary research across Oakland University faculty and the William Beaumont Health System. Oakland University is a state-supported comprehensive research institution with over 20,000 students located in a suburban area 30 miles north of Detroit (see www.oakland.edu). Oakland University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. In addition to a curriculum vitae and cover letter, applicants must submit electronically a statement of professional interests and goals regarding teaching and research and up to three representative reprints or preprints at https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings. Please arrange for the electronic submission of at least three letters of reference. Inquiries and letters of reference should be directed to Dr. Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Search Committee Chair, zeiglerh@oakland.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Open-Rank Professorship in Human Biology and Physiology, Harvard University

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University is seeking to make one or more full-time appointments at either the tenure-track or tenured level in human biology and physiology. This area includes any aspect of physiology such as energetics, nutrition, the microbiome, disease ecology, life history, and evolutionary medicine. Applicants’ interests should be explicitly related to human evolution, and we encourage candidates whose research integrates laboratory and field components. The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2014. Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Anthropology, Biology or related discipline 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 PhD candidates. Special Instructions: For tenure-track appointment, please go to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5052 to apply. For tenured appointment, please go to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5055 to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Letters of nomination from third parties are also welcome. Contact Information: Address enquiries to Professor Peter Ellison, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA, or by e-mail to Meg Lynch (mlynch@fas.harvard.edu)

Department of Anthropology, University of Utah

The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, invites applications for an anthropologist for a tenure-track (9 month) position at the Assistant Professor level. The expanding and dynamic Department, with a strong evolutionary orientation, seeks faculty committed to research, teaching and service. The candidate should have an active research program, be Involved in field research, work within a scientific framework and focus on cultural subject matter such as (but not limited to) evolutionary medicine, health and society, religion, cognition, ecology, economics, cooperation and politics. Submit applications on-line. Please be sure to upload C.V., description of current and future research, four publications and names and email addresses of three referees. Applications should be received by November 1, 2013 for earliest consideration. The search committee may consider applications received after this date until the position is filled. The position is currently available with the starting date of July 1, 2014. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer ad educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. Please visit our regulations website for additional information.


Department of Communication, UCSB

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal communication. The search is at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. Candidates should be ABD (with a degree expected by June 2014) or have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, have a strong social science background, and a record of publishing innovative scientific research. Applicants with research and teaching expertise in traditional or new areas of interpersonal communication are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, media neuroscience, evolution, globalization, family, group, health, political, legal, or intercultural communication. Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and three publications to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Reid, at scottreid@comm.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-7847. Department review of materials will begin on November 1, 2013. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Assistant Professor, Social Neuroscience, UCSB

The Psychological and Brain Sciences Dept at UCSB invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human social neuroscience broadly defined, to begin July 1, 2014. PhD required at time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research program, ability to supervise students in research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise and, more generally, in psychological and brain sciences. Please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00169 to apply. Review of applicants will commence on Sep 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community via research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.