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University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/19/2018

Requisition Number PRN17550B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00132 - Anthropology Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $46,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for aPOSTDOCTORALRESEARCHPOSITIONfor the academic year of 2018-2019.

ThisNSF-funded postdoctoral position focuses on fertility and economic decision-making and is part of the Risk-Sensitive Decision Making among Maya Farmers: Subsistence Diversification in Response to Novel Environments project. This project builds on longitudinal life history research in a small-scale society.

Time will be split between database-related activities and collaborative research projects, involving theoretic modeling and analyses of longitudinal behavioral, demographic and biological data. Because this project involves a variety of relational and longitudinal data collection, the position also involves database management and coalescing project databases to facilitate data dissemination.


Quantitative skills are required, with proficiency in R,SAS, event history analysis, agent based modeling or other theoretic modeling skills a plus. The position calls for an independent, enthusiastic and innovative researcher. A Ph.D. in anthropology, demography, evolutionary biology or other related field at the time of appointment is required. Additional preferred qualifications include knowledge of life history, evolutionary or demographic theory, and web-site development skills.

Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please email a letter of intent that includes your research goals, a CV and the names and addresses of three references to Karen Kramer ( Evaluation of applicants will begin July 30th and continue until the position is filled.

Information about Utah’s Department of Anthropology is available at

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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