School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-School of Human Evolution and Social Change-EVOLANTH [#2014, 10202]
Position Title: Two Assistant Professors
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anthropology
Appl Deadline:2012/12/01 finished (posted 2012/09/25, finished 2013/04/24, listed until 2013/07/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change seeks to build on existing strengths to develop a world-class program in evolutionary social science, with a focus on the dynamic interactions between biology and culture responsible for human uniqueness. We seek to hire two assistant professors with exceptional scholarly potential in this scientific domain. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, psychology, or a closely-related field, and evidence of research productivity and teaching effectiveness.

Desired qualifications include a strong record of field, laboratory, and/or model-based research on the interactions between human culture and biology that is grounded in evolutionary theory. Research should focus on human biocultural evolution in deep or more recent time, biocultural interactions in contemporary societies, and/or research on nonhuman primates (particularly great apes) relevant to human uniqueness. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • the evolution of the human language and cognition
  • the evolution or mechanics of cooperation, sociality, and institutions;
  • human behavioral ecology, technology, and innovation;
  • behavior, cognition, and sociality of great apes.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, teaching experience in anthropology or related fields, experience mentoring and supporting students, and collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team.

Application deadline is December 1, 2012. If not filled, reviews will occur on the first of the month thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at 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 Michael Barton, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. ASU Job Id: 10202.

Information about the School can be found at School collaborates extensively with ASU's Institute for Human Origins ( Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See A background check is required for employment.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Arizona State University
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
PO Box 872402
Tempe AZ 85287-2402

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