School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-School of Human Evolution and Social Change-EVOLANTH [#3310, 10547]
Position Title: Two Assistant Professors
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anthropology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/09/26, finished 2014/05/13, listed until 2014/09/01)
Position Description:    

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

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University seeks to fill two positions in evolutionary anthropology at the assistant professor level, reflecting our continuing investment in global leadership in the area of evolutionary social science. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment in anthropology, psychology, or a closely-related field, and a strong record of empirical or theoretical research.

Desired qualifications include (1) research that focuses on the evolution of modern behavior, especially within the areas of evolutionary psychology, gene-culture coevolution, mathematical evolutionary theory, and the evolution of technology, or (2) research that focuses on the evolutionary basis of social behavior or cognition in nonhuman primates, especially as related to aspects of social complexity.

Additional desirable qualifications include evidence of or potential for obtaining external funding; teaching experience in anthropology or related fields; commitment to mentoring and supporting students; and collaborative experience with interdisciplinary research projects. Anticipated start date August 2014.

We will begin reviewing applicants on November 15, 2013. Reviews may occur every two weeks 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 Joan Silk, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. ASU Job ID: 10547.

Information about the School can be found at The School is a world leader in anthropology research and training (including in evolutionary anthropology) and transdisciplinary social science. We collaborate extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins ( A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See

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

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