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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evolutionary Anthropology and Demography

Posted: 4/30/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar specializing in quantitative anthropology or demography to study the effects of market integration on the distribution of various forms of wealth in an NSF-funded collaborative research project. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Drs. Siobhán Mattison (…/prof…/siobhán-m-mattison.html), Mary Shenk (, and Tami Blumenfield (…/meet-ou…/Pages/Tami-Blumenfield.aspx), and perform the following tasks: (1) maintain a database that houses project data from two fieldsites; (2) contribute to analysis, write-up, and dissemination of project results; and (3) oversee logistical aspects of project management, including tending to Institutional Review Board (IRB), granting institution, and budgetary issues. The candidate must have training in quantitative methods. Additional preferred qualifications include knowledge of MS Access, SQL, R, and evolutionary anthropological or demographic theory. The salary is $47,500 per year, with benefits, for an initial appointment of ten months, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and success in obtaining extramural funding. Fieldwork opportunities in Southwest China or in Bangladesh may be possible based on the interests of the candidate.

Application Materials and Instructions: A 1-2-page cover letter with description of previous research and the ability to meet the qualifications laid out in this advertisement; a list of three references with contact information, and CV, all compiled into a single PDF file with the applicant’s surname as the file name. Please include a peer-reviewed publication or manuscript in preparation that serves as a representation of your written work. Please send as an email attachment to Siobhán Mattison (smattison “at” Application review will begin on April 21 and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Location: University of New Mexico