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Postdoctoral Fellow

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Dec 24, 2021

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Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101215AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000 - $52,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date 01/01/2022
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2023
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/29/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Anthropology and Geography exists to: 1) offer and maintain instructional programs that provide an understanding of the social, environmental, and evolutionary contexts of the human condition over time; 2) conduct research in programmatic areas of Environment, Development, Health and Well-Being, and professional techniques within the various sub-fields of anthropology and geography, in order to advance and expand knowledge in these respective fields; 3) actively participate in programs of interdisciplinary research.
Position Summary
The Center for Paleoanthropological Research at Colorado State University, directed by Andrew Du, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow appointment, starting in the Spring semester of 2022. The candidate preferably should specialize in paleoanthropological research and will collaborate with the Principal Investigator on research in hominin paleoecology. The scope of potential research topics is broad and might include studying the spatiotemporal distribution of hominin taxa, how ecological patterns and processes change as a function of spatiotemporal scale, how ecological factors influenced hominin evolution, etc.
The position offers teaching experience, involving a 1-1 teaching load each academic year, with courses to be determined based on candidate interests and departmental needs. The candidate will also be expected to provide ad hoc mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students and to involve them in research as much as possible.
Required Job Qualifications
· PhD in anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment (or PhD dissertation must be submitted by then).
· Demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence in anthropology.
· Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students or integrate them into one's research.
· Demonstrated commitment to outreach and public communication of science.
· Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in scientific research and education.
Preferred Job Qualifications
· Research focus in hominin paleoecology or an adjacent field.
· Proficiency in R or another statistical coding language.
· Experience with teaching undergraduate students.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Research
Conduct research in area of expertise, as well as in hominin paleoecology in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. Present research at academic conferences, and publish research in academic journals.
Percentage Of Time 65%
Job Duty Category Teaching
Teach one undergraduate course per academic semester based on the candidate's interests and departmental needs. Provide ad hoc mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students in the department.
Percentage Of Time 25%
Job Duty Category Service
Participate in departmental and college-wide activities as appropriate.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please submit the following:
-a CV
-cover letter outlining a two year research and teaching plan
-the names and contact information for two references. References will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. All materials should be submitted online.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Andrew Du,
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
References Requested
Minimum Requested 2
Maximum Requested 2
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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