PhD position. The role of human body movement in mate selection. ~

12 de enero de 2011

PhD position. The role of human body movement in mate selection.

In the Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology and the Courant Research
Centre ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’ (Emmy-Noether Research Group
‘Evolutionary Psychology’). The part-time post-holder will work 50% of
regular weekly hours (plus an additional 19.9 hours/week) on a 12-month
limited contract. A 12-month extension of tenure is planned, but dependent
on a positive evaluation of the research group at the end of year one.

The post-holder will participate in ongoing research projects investigating
the role of human body movement in mate selection. Further responsibilities
include assisting the preparation of teaching modules and examinations
(according to § 31 NHG) as well as participating in interdisciplinary events
of the Courant Research Centre ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’. At least one
data collection over multiple weeks at a collaborating UK university is

The successful applicant should hold a science degree preferably in
anthropology and/or psychology or a related discipline, and will ideally
have some experience/knowledge in the study of human behavioral biology.
Applicants should be well-versed in evolutionary psychology literature and
scientific publication experience is of advantage. Oral and written English
skills are obligatory due to the research group’s international work.

The University Goettingen promotes the employment of women in fields of work
in which they are underrepresented and therefore encourages qualified women
to apply to this opening. Disabled people will be preferentially treated if

Interested candidates are invited to send their application documents (e.g.
curriculum vitae, supporting document) in electronic form or by mail to
Georg-August-University Goettingen, Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology,
Kellnerweg 6, 2.OG, 37077 Goettingen, E-Mail: Application
deadline is the 01.02.2011.

We encourage applicants to write a supporting document (one side of typed A4
paper should be adequate (two maximum)) that, together with your
qualifications, experience and references, will help us to shortlist
candidates. It would be useful, although not essential, to discuss a topic
from the Emmy-Noether Research Group’s research foci
( in your supporting document. You may add
additional information as you see fit. For further information feel free to
contact: Dr. Bernhard Fink (E-Mail:

Please only send copies of your original documents (they need not be
certified), since we will destroy all application documents after a
retention period of five months unless a stamped self-addressed envelope is

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