As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI; see http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/), we anticipate faculty openings for a scholar with established expertise in primate social cognition and behavior, beginning Fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Each successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (depending on experience) with a primary appointment in the Department of Anthropology. Joint appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Institute and affiliation with the Language Research Center (www.gsu.edu/lrc) or interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Brains and Behavior Program (http://www.neuroscience.gsu.edu/brains_behavior.html), will be possible. Successful candidates will be expected to build on existing research strengths in biobehavioral research in the laboratory or the field with nonhuman primates, and to expand our expertise in the evolution, mechanisms, and expression of primate social cognition and competence. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to field-based behavior, primate paleontology, and primatology.
A Ph.D. degree in anthropology or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including active or recently active federal research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of the research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) the philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (c) a curriculum vita; and (d) representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent to the Chair of the Anthropology Department, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3998, Atlanta, GA 30302-3998. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/5441.html). Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.