Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-AD_TRI_CEM_NUNN [#13901, AD-TriCemNUNN]
Position Title: Assistant Director
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Evolutionary Anthropology
Appl Deadline:2019/07/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/06/17, finished 2019/09/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM), to start September 1, 2019. .

Assistant Director:  Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM)

Responsibilities will include: 

The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM, www.tricem.org) at Duke University seeks to hire an Assistant Director.  Applicants should have a Masters or Ph.D. and demonstrated experience in evolutionary medicine, scientific communication, and interdisciplinary research.  Evidence of successful grant writing, an innovative mindset, excellent organizational abilities, and research experience in one of TriCEM’s tracks (see below) are essential for the position.  The applicant is expected to launch new initiatives that advance TriCEM’s goals in education and research, including leading efforts to secure external grant funding.  The Assistant Director will also play a major role in TriCEM programs, including events on campus, evaluation of research proposals, and organizing the Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI).  The Assistant Director is expected to enhance TriCEM’s social media and web presence and engage in public outreach.  

The position will be available initially for one year, with the potential for renewal.  Pay will be commensurate with experience level.  The position will provide training and mentoring from the Director and Associate Directors, with opportunities for sharing outcomes at conferences and in publications.  The Assistant Director will be a part of the Nunn Lab at Duke University (https://nunn-lab.evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/).

TriCEM is supported by Duke, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC Central University.  TriCEM is an incubator for interdisciplinary research that aims to improve understanding of human, animal and plant health through the application of evolutionary and ecological principles.  TriCEM initiatives are organized around four “tracks” that capture central themes in evolutionary medicine:  Pathogenic and Commensal Organisms, Cancer and Evolution, Brain Sciences, and Social and Biological Determinants of Health.  TriCEM also supports research in One Health, i.e., the concept that the health of humans, animals and the environment are strongly interconnected. 

The position will start as soon as possible, and ideally by September 1, 2019.  Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that identifies relevant experience and interests in relation to the above description, and how this postdoctoral opportunity fits into the applicant’s longer-term career goals.  The cover letter should also include the names and contact information of up to three people who can be contacted to provide letters of reference (please do not send letters in advance of requests).  Please contact Charles Nunn with any questions (clnunn@duke.edu).

To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for 2 references to Academic Jobs Online :  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13901.  No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Nunn at clnunn@duke.edu.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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