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Assistant Professor In Anthropology

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: California

Posting Date: 12 Aug 14

Closing Date: 10 Nov 14

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Tropical Conservation Science position. The successful candidate must have an active research program focusing on human dimensions of tropical conservation. Candidates whose research addresses anthropogenic change in tropical ecosystems from an explicitly ecological and/or evolutionary perspective, and who take a scientific approach to finding ways to engage multiple stakeholder groups as stewards of biodiversity in the tropics will be preferred. Ph.D. in Anthropology, Ecology or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory course in Human Dimensions of Tropical Conservation Science, an introductory course in Human or non-human primate evolutionary ecology, an upper division course in tropical conservation science and a graduate seminar. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to participate in various graduate groups at UC Davis, including the Graduate Group in Ecology, the Population Biology Graduate Group, the Animal Behavior Graduate Group, the Geography Graduate Group, and would be expected to participate in the development of a Tropical Conservation Science certificate program.

The ideal candidate would have strong ties to the international academic research and applied conservation communities that could be leveraged to create student opportunities for international training, research and collaboration, and promote representation of students from tropical developing countries at UC Davis.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae; a cover letter that indicates: completed research, current research program and teaching experience; copies of up to three (3) publications representing your current research; and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at:

For full consideration applications should be completed by November 10, 2014. The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.


Contact Information:

Jennifer Willard, Academic Personnel Specialist
Department of Anthropology
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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