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Professor (f/m) of Evolutionary Anthropology
Published(1015 days ago)
Deadline for applications(961 days ago)
University of ZurichZürich (Schweiz)
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science (www.mnf.uzh.ch) of the University of Zurich invites applications for a
Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
in order to join our team of experts at the Department of Anthropology.
We seek innovative applicants with a strong record in research and teaching, who will
strengthen our existing expertise in biological/evolutionary anthropology. Applicants with
an internationally competitive research profile in any field of biological/evolutionary anthropology,
and demonstrating potential for innovative transdisciplinary research are particularly
encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a complementary and independent research
program in biological/evolutionary anthropology, ideally including fieldwork on humans
and/or non-human primates. Research should be aimed at understanding the evolution of
our own species in a broad sense, encompassing the biological foundations of human behavior
and culture. Contributing to the existing undergraduate and graduate teaching efforts in
biological anthropology will also constitute an integral part of the position. The successful
applicant will be located at the University of Zurich and is further expected to acquire external
The University of Zurich provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for
personnel and running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Zurich’s scientific
environment includes a rich spectrum of research activities in the life sciences and provides
extensive opportunities for collaborations with research groups at the University of Zurich,
as well as teams at the nearby ETH Zurich. The University of Zurich and the city of Zurich
also offer a stimulating cultural environment and are family-friendly.
Application packages should include a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, a vision
statement of research and teaching interests outlining major unsolved problems and how they
could be tackled and the names and addresses of three potential referees. Documents should
be addressed to Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of
Zurich, and uploaded as a single PDF file to http://www.mnf.uzh.ch/EA by 31 January 2017.
A brief questionnaire will have to be filled out at the beginning of the upload process. For
further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Zollikofer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer.