Assistant Professor In Primatology

Durham University

The role:

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students, ours is one of the very best Anthropology departments not just in the UK, but the world. We are currently 35th in the QS World Rankings, 8th in the Complete University Guide and the top ranked integrated Anthropology department in the 2014 REF. Consolidating our strengths in primate evolution, behaviour and ecology, you will play a key role in developing our vibrant research culture and delivering excellent teaching experiences to students. Thanks to significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE we have vibrant research programmes in the behaviour, ecology and evolution of Old World monkeys, and comparative and phylogenetic approaches to primate adaptation and evolution. Your work will further the reputation and reach of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, which is recognised as a significant centre of world-leading research. Sharing our departmental commitment to a diverse and integrative anthropology, you will enjoy impressive scope for cross-departmental and international collaboration, plus support for conference travel and research leave.

Youll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Anthropology, Primatology, Zoology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce published, world-class research with a focus on primatology, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • The ability to engage with users of research and the generation of public benefit.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

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