Assistant Professor in Primatology

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.

For this Assistant Professorship we are keen to invite applications from exceptionally promising individuals who want to develop their academic career at Durham. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. Applicants must have a good first degree and a PhD in Anthropology, Primatology, Zoology, or a related discipline, with a clear research focus on primatology. As well as demonstrating research excellence in the field of primatology, applicants should also have the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 1 August 2018.