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Assistant Professor in Primatology

Hiring Organization:
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Date Posted:
2013-02-07

Position Description:
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty joint appointment (Psychology and Anthropology/Sociology) in Primatology at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or Psychology with specialization in Primatology and Evolution, and an active program of applied research that involves students. Access to an international field site is preferred as is a commitment to engaging undergraduate students in field and/or research experiences that are local or otherwise readily accessible. In addition, candidates will be expected to teach existing courses and laboratories in the areas of Animal Behavior and Biological Anthropology, and to develop new cross-listed courses related to Primatology and Human/Primate Evolution. Ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is expected if the candidate holds the PhD in Anthropology, and interest in teaching other core undergraduate classes, such as Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology, is preferred. Completion of the Ph.D. is required before the start of the Fall 2013 semester. We are especially interested in recruiting faculty from under-represented groups.

West Chester University is a regional comprehensive institution that is one of the largest universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It has a population of 15,100 graduate and undergraduate students and is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 120 miles from New York City and Washington, DC. Additional information is available at http://www.wcupa.edu.

Applicants should provide a letter identifying the courses they are prepared to teach, their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, 3 letters of reference, and no more than 3 reprints or preprints. Materials should be uploaded electronically to: https://wcupa.peopleadmin.com. Review of candidates will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will present a colloquium to demonstrate teaching and research excellence. Applicants will not be considered finalists until the interview process has been successfully completed. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications/Experience:
Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or Psychology with specialization in Primatology and Evolution, and an active program of applied research that involves students. Access to an international field site is preferred as is a commitment to engaging undergraduate students in field and/or research experiences that are local or otherwise readily accessible. In addition, candidates will be expected to teach existing courses and laboratories in the areas of Animal Behavior and Biological Anthropology, and to develop new cross-listed courses related to Primatology and Human/Primate Evolution. Ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is expected if the candidate holds the PhD in Anthropology, and interest in teaching other core undergraduate classes, such as Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology, is preferred. Completion of the Ph.D. is required before the start of the Fall 2013 semester. We are especially interested in recruiting faculty from under-represented groups.

Contact Information:
Sandra Kerr
PSY Department, WCU
West Chester, PA 19341
USA

Telephone Number:
610.436.2945

Website:
https://wcupa.peopleadmin.com

E-mail Address:
skerr@wcupa.edu

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