Lecturer In Primatology

Durham University - Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level to consolidate its strength in primate evolution, behaviour and ecology. As a result of significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE funding, the Department now has vibrant research programmes in the behaviour, ecology and evolution of Old World monkeys, and comparative and phylogenetic approaches to primate adaptation and evolution. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests that strengthen, complement and synergise with existing interests of members of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

The successful individual will contribute to the Department of Anthropology’s continuing growth and development as a leading centre for research and teaching in broad-based anthropology. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Anthropology Department's research and teaching and the successful candidate will complement our existing strength in primatology. They will join the internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group (EARG) within the Department. EARG has been flagged in the last two UK research assessment/research excellence exercises as a source of world-leading research, and this research currently includes non-human primate evolution, ecology and behaviour, cognitive and brain evolution, cultural evolution, palaeoanthropology and evolutionary approaches to human health.

For this lectureship we are keen to invite applications from exceptionally promising individuals who want to develop their academic career at Durham. Candidates in the early stages of their career should have a completed doctorate and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. More experienced candidates will be expected to have a more significant publication record.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 1 August 2017.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

Shortlisting is expected to take place in January 2017. Interviews are expected to take place in March 2017.

For further details of this position and to make an application, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/academictalent.

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