Lecturer position in Cognition and Culture at Durham University

The Department of Anthropology at Durham University is currently advertising for a Lecturer in Cognition and Culture. More information here.


The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level to consolidate its strength in evolutionary approaches to cognition and culture. As a result of significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE funding, the department now has vibrant research programmes in comparative cognition, social learning and cultural evolution. The aim of this post is to consolidate this area and strengthen links between the study of cultural and cognitive evolution, as well as between evolutionary and socio-cultural anthropology. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in the broad field of cognition and culture. Although the main requirement of this post is for the successful candidate to have synergies with members of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, a proven track record of, or demonstrable potential for collaboration with scholars from both social and biological anthropology would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will join the internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group (EARG) within the Department of Anthropology. EARG has been flagged in the last two UK research assessment/research excellence exercises as a source of world-leading research, and this research currently includes non-human primate evolution, ecology and behaviour, cognitive and brain evolution, cultural evolution, palaeoanthropology and evolutionary approaches to human health.

For this lectureship we are keen to invite applications from exceptionally promising individuals who want to develop their academic career at Durham. Candidates in the early stages of their career should have a completed doctorate and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. More experienced candidates will be expected to have a more significant publication record.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 August 2017.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

Shortlisting is expected to take place in January 2017. Interviews are expected to take place in March 2017.

Close Date : 02-Jan-2017

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