Position Description: The Center for Paleoanthropological Research at Colorado State University, directed by Andrew Du, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow appointment, starting in the Spring semester of 2022. The candidate preferably should specialize in paleoanthropological research and will collaborate with the Principal Investigator on research in hominin paleoecology. The scope of potential research topics is broad and might include studying the spatiotemporal distribution of hominin taxa, how ecological patterns and processes change as a function of spatiotemporal scale, how ecological factors influenced hominin evolution, etc.
The position offers teaching experience, involving one undergraduate course per semester for each academic year, with courses to be determined based on candidate interests and departmental needs. The candidate will also be expected to provide ad hoc mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students and to involve them in research as much as possible.
Required Qualifications: · PhD in anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment (or PhD dissertation must be submitted by then). · Demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence in anthropology. · Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students or integrate them into one’s research. · Demonstrated commitment to outreach and public communication of science. · Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in scientific research and education.
Preferred Qualifications: · Research focus in hominin paleoecology or an adjacent field. · Proficiency in R or another statistical coding language. · Experience with teaching undergraduate students.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, applicant must submit the following materials/information online via https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94603 by November 29, 2021: · An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae · A cover letter outlining a two-year research and teaching plan · The names and contact information for two references. References will receive an email with a link to submit their letter.
Departmental Information: The Department of Anthropology and Geography exists to: 1) offer and maintain instructional programs that provide an understanding of the social, environmental, and evolutionary contexts of the human condition over time; 2) conduct research in programmatic areas of Environment, Development, Health and Well-Being, and professional techniques within the various sub-fields of anthropology and geography, in order to advance and expand knowledge in these respective fields; 3) actively participate in programs of interdisciplinary research.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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