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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology | Liverpool John Moores University

  • Department: Anthropology and Archaeology Subject Group, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
  • Institution: Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool UK
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 2 January 2018

For further information on the position and to apply, click: here


The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with an established or growing reputation for conducting research of leading international quality in Evolutionary Anthropology, to start August 2018.


You will be expected to contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, potentially including BSc Forensic Anthropology, MSc Bioarchaeology, and MSc Forensic Anthropology, and develop an independent programme of high quality research. Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with a specialism in hominin functional morphology and physiology from an evolutionary perspective. This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of Anthropology in the School.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in the pertinent subfield of Anthropology, obtained by July 2018.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight BST on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.


Complete instructions are available on, and all information and materials associated with an application for this position must be submitted electronically through, can be found here

Ph.D. student position (E 13 TV-L, 60%) | Ebershard Karls University of Tuebingen

Faculty of Science, Institute of Archaeological Sciences


The Paleoanthropology workgroup, Institute of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen offers a Ph.D. student position (E 13 TV-L, 60%)


The student position will commence as soon as possible and runs for 3 years.

Applicants for this position must hold a master’s or equivalent degree in paleoanthropology, physical anthropology, or a closely related field. The applicant should also be fluent in the English language (written and oral). The ideal applicant will have a knowledge of analysis methods related to dental anthropology, such as morphological analyses, dental-wear analyses, and dental hypoplasia analyses. Previous experience in working with human/hominin dentition is particularly desired. Familiarity with image processing software as well as multivariate statistics will be considered a plus.


The successful applicant will join a junior research group working on a DFG-funded project on diet and physiological stresses in Paleolithic non-adults. The selected candidate will work on the analysis of microwear and hypoplasia on fossil and recent/archaeological human dental remains/replicas as the major part of his/her doctoral project.


Application materials should include a cover letter and a CV and should be submitted electronically to Karin Kiessling (Karin.Kiessling[at]uni-tuebingen.de), Paleoanthropology Secretary, no later than January 15th, 2018. Applicants should also arrange for 2 reference letters to be sent directly to this same e-mail address by the application deadline (January 15th, 2018).


The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution, - Ref:1698008 | UCL

  • UCL Department / Division: Anthropology
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 7 £38,581 to £41,864.per annum. Grade 8 £43,023 to £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We invite applications for a Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution with particular emphasis on interpreting the palaeontological record of hominin evolution from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The successful candidates will be expected to carry out high-quality research and contribute to teaching for undergraduate introductory courses in evolutionary anthropology, to teach Undergraduate second/third year and Taught Graduate (Masters) courses in palaeoanthropology and to contribute to teaching research methods at all levels. There is also the possibility of developing an advanced optional module in the appointee’s area of specialisation.
The post is available from September 2018


Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be a promising researcher with a proven record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other outputs in palaeoanthropology and human evolution, and areas of significance to the interpretation of the hominin fossil record. They should also possess the ability to teach introductory evolutionary anthropology and specialist courses in palaeoanthropology and human evolution at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have strong knowledge of quantitative methods.


Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
To apply for the vacancy please visit the UCL website.
Informal enquiries may be made to Christophe Soligo (c.soligo@ucl.ac.uk)
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Martin O’Connor, Departmental Manager (martin.oconnor@ucl.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
UCL Taking Action for Equality


Closing Date: 12 Jan 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59
Interview date: TBC
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.


Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL.

Lecturer in Evolutionary Medicine/Anthropology, - Ref:1698000 | UCL

  • UCL Department / Division: Anthropology
  • Grade: 7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: (inclusive of London allowance)£38,581 to £41,864 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We invite applications for a Lecturer in Evolutionary Medicine/Anthropology with particular emphasis on evolutionary medicine from an interdisciplinary perspective. The successful candidates will be expected to carry out high-quality research and contribute to teaching for undergraduate introductory courses in evolutionary anthropology, core course teaching in the new MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology, to develop and teach advanced Undergraduate and Taught Graduate (Masters) courses in the appointee’s area of specialisation, and to contribute to teaching research methods at all levels.


The post is available from September 2018


Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be a promising researcher with a proven record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other outputs in evolutionary anthropology, and areas of significance to the fields of evolutionary medicine. They should also possess the ability to teach introductory evolutionary anthropology and specialist courses with relevance to evolutionary medicine at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have strong knowledge of quantitative methods.


Further Details

To apply for this position, visit the UCL Website
Informal enquiries may be made to Christophe Soligo (c.soligo@ucl.ac.uk)
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Martin O’Connor, Departmental Manager (martin.oconnor@ucl.ac.uk).


UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date: 12 Jan 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59
Interview date: TBC
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL.

Funded PhD position - Ebershard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Investigating Social Learning in the Earliest Stone Tools using Computer Simulations

(Interdisciplinary project – related fields include archaeo-informatics; modelling; simulation; computer science; material science; mathematics; solid geometry)

Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; University of Tübingen; Germany.

Three-year PhD position working in the research group “Tools and Culture among Early Hominins", part of the large-scale 5-year ERC funded project STONECULT.


Background: Cultural adaptations have allowed humans to colonise the planet. While discovering the roots of human culture has been described as one of the 125 most important scientific questions of our time (Science, 2005, anniversary issue), it remains unclear when such forms of culture first arose in our lineage. Progress in this area has been hampered by a lack of null-models (or referential frameworks) for different cultural scenarios against which the significance of different forms of early stone tools can be evaluated. Simulation, like agent-based modelling, is a promising tool to provide these models.


As part of the STONECULT project the PhD candidate will use published data (as well as data that our team continues to produce) to write software that can repetitively and realistically knap, in 3D, flakes from virtual stone cores. The reliability and validity of the simulation will be tested against cores and flakes created in controlled experiments (these data already exist) and against flintknapping experiments. Once the knapping process has been simulated with reasonable external validity, the program will then generate virtual assemblages following increasingly complex knapping rule sets (null models or referential frameworks). These virtual assemblages will then be analysed using standard archaeological methods and compared with published data sets on the earliest stone tool assemblages. The required physical, quantitative models for knapping were not available until very recently. Thus, this program will be the first of its kind, and its implementation will be an academic challenge. Under supervision, the candidate will have to translate these empirical findings (experimental knapping of real stone in the laboratory that leads to complex 3D patterns) into programming code. The production of this program requires an interdisciplinary treatment, extending beyond programming skills, and may include mathematics, physics, material science, archaeology and general understanding of empirical testing. We are aware that this specialized combination of skills will not be present at the start of the PhD, and thus represents no hindrance. Skilled members of the supervision team will lead the candidate in producing the software so that this combination of skills will instead be acquired by the candidate along the way. Overall, this project will lead to the education of an interdisciplinary researcher with intermapping knowledge at the interfaces of fields such as informatics, mathematics, physics, material science and archaeology. Such a student will gain valuable practical and theoretical expertise, which should place him/her in a good starting position for a scientific career (either by continuing interdisciplinary or by specializing in one of the involved scientific areas). The project will follow Open Science guidelines and the source code will be made freely available at the end of the STONECULT project.


This PhD will be supervised by STONECULT’s PI Dr. Claudio Tennie – together with the two external STONECULT collaborators Prof. Harold Dibble (the University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Shannon McPherron (MPI EVA, Leipzig). In addition, further local supervision at the professorial level will be provided in uncovered relevant fields (e.g. in material science, mathematics, computer science etc. – depending on the gaps of knowledge and expertise of the chosen PhD candidate).


Applicants should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary and dynamic team of international researchers from different academic backgrounds. The successful candidate should expect to work as part of a large consortium, consisting of several PhD and Postdoctoral researchers.


Requirements

Essential

  • • Highly motivated
  • • Masters level background (we are principally open to any background field)
  • • An ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as working as part of a team
  • • An ability to think in the abstract
  • • A willingness to implement, improve and test systems
  • • An interest in the affected fields
  • • The ability to program – or strong indications for fast learning curve in programming
  • • Strong communication skills
  • • Both oral and, especially important, good written language (English) skills to document the software and publish papers

Desirable

  • • Some background in at least some of the following (or related) fields: (Computational) Archaeology; Computer Science; Material Science; Mathematics; Solid Geometry
  • • Willingness to present results in international, peer-reviewed journals and at conferences (posters/talks)
  • • An interest or ability to analyse archaeological material culture
  • • Experience working with 3D modelling
  • • Experience in Python programming and perhaps physics engines

Once engaged within the project, the student will be encouraged to suggest additional complementary research questions that can be answered through simulation and modelling and/or with additional data. Starting date will be beginning of 2018. The employment (German pay scale E13 TV-L, 50%, provided for a total duration of 3 years) will be arranged by the administration of the University of Tübingen. Funding includes material costs, a desk space, computer and accommodation and travel expenses to selected conference (note: no tuition fees are charged in Germany).


The University of Tübingen is one of Germany’s eleven universities in the top ‘Excellent’ class, one of Europe’s oldest universities, and currently ranked 89th in the world. The city of Tubingen is an international town with over 28,300 German and international students, sharing the colourful bustle and typical atmosphere of a young and cosmopolitan students' town. The Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology is housed in the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory of the University of Tübingen and houses diverse collections of archaeological finds, fossil hominid material, ethnographic finds, as well as a wide range of photographic and written documentation from field projects. See this website for more information on doing a PhD in Germany.


Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for this position.


Application

If you are interested in this position, please send your application in English (except external certificates) with the usual documentation:

  • • Cover letter (1-2 pages), detailing why you are a suitable candidate for the project – for example, your qualifications, interests, and relevant experience. Please indicate your earliest possible starting date.
  • • Curriculum Vitae (including publications, if any)
  • • Copies of most relevant certificates
  • • Names and addresses (including email) of three referees (please make sure that these referees are reachable in the weeks following the deadline for applications – apologies from our side for this partly falling in the Christmas period)

Please send all the above in electronic form (all in one single pdf-file, i.e. including all the documents listed above), to Claudio Tennie (claudio.tennie@uni-tuebingen.de) and, in CC, to Elisa Bandini (elisa-bandini@uni-tuebingen.de).


Dr. Claudio Tennie (the group leader and PI on the STONECULT project) will invite the top candidates for interview (in person or via skype) early in 2018 (likely in the first week of January), with a view to offering positions ASAP thereafter.


Deadline for applications is 12:00 (midday, German time) the 22nd of December, 2018. For further background information, see: www.claudiotennie.de (and especially the links contained therein to projects and subprojects). For any practical questions, please contact Elisa Bandini via email.

Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Anthropology - 1701848 | University of Toronto

Job Field: Tenure Stream
  Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
  Department: Anthropology 
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 
Job Posting: Nov 3, 2017 
Job Closing: Jan. 22, 2018, 11:59pm EST. 
Description: The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Evolutionary Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will commence July 1, 2018.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2018, or shortly thereafter, with a research focus that complements existing faculty expertise. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, as demonstrated by a teaching dossier that outlines past experience and accomplishments, a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and plans for future teaching, and strong letters of reference. The dossier must also provide demonstrated evidence of expertise in human skeletal biology in the context of one or more of the following: evolutionary biology, developmental biology, paleoanthropology, bioarchaeology, and bone biology, as well as evidence of an active research program that contributes to one or more of these areas, and an emerging reputation in research as demonstrated by an ability to attract external research funding, publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals with strong reputations, research in progress that targets such publication venues, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Experience with indigenous community engagement, facility with crossing sub-disciplinary boundaries, and mastery over both scientific methods and ethical dimensions of research would be definite assets. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Toronto is a large, three-campus institution in a vibrant, multi-ethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a multi-field unit with diverse research and teaching. It has 30 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 52 graduate faculty across its three campuses. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see our home page at http://anthropology.utoronto.ca.


 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below.  Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a brief outline of current and proposed future research interests and two samples of published work. Application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines are available at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply  If you have questions about this position, please contact anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca


Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV (2) teaching dossier, research statement, and sample publications.


Applicants should arrange for three referees to send letters of reference directly to Professor Edward B. Banning, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca by the closing date of January 22, 2018. If you have questions about the position, please contact anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.