Assistant Professor, Primatology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Primatology, starting September 2019. This is a university year appointment. We seek an anthropologically trained primatologist with a Ph.D. and a record of original research and publication focusing on the behavior, biogeography, ecology, biology, genetics, or evolution of non-human primates. We are open to a range of geographic and taxonomic foci, but are especially interested in applications from individuals studying African great apes. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of research that complements current faculty strengths within the Department of Anthropology and across campus. Preference is for candidates who have an active field and/or laboratory research program.

Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (semester system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level, including primate social behavior. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of Michigan and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applications are due September 15, 2018. Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence; (6) 3 publications that represent your current work; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to – Please make sure the names of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.