DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in Primatology

Location
Durham (GB)
Posted
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Primatology (Grades 7 and 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 
With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students, ours is one of the very best Anthropology departments not just in the UK, but the world. We are currently 35th in the QS World Rankings, 8th in the Complete University Guide and the top ranked integrated Anthropology department in the 2014 REF.  Consolidating our strengths in primate evolution, behaviour and ecology, you will play a key role in developing our vibrant research culture and delivering excellent teaching experiences to students.  Thanks to significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE we have vibrant research programmes in the behaviour, ecology and evolution of Old World monkeys, and comparative and phylogenetic approaches to primate adaptation and evolution.  Your work will further the reputation and reach of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, which is recognised as a significant centre of world-leading research. Sharing our departmental commitment to a diverse and integrative anthropology, you will enjoy impressive scope for cross-departmental and international collaboration, plus support for conference travel and research leave.

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Anthropology, Primatology, Zoology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce published, world-class research with a focus on primatology, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department. 
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • The ability to engage with users of research and the generation of public benefit
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

To apply please click here https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 3rd  November 2017