CASHP is Hiring for a Postdoctoral Position in Human Evolutionary Biology

March 11, 2012

The Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP) at the George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, benefited position as post-doctoral associate. The successful applicant will participate in research in the laboratories of CASHP and contribute to teaching human evolutionary biology (broadly defined) to undergraduate and/or graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated their ability to conduct and publish their research and who have relevant teaching experience.

Appointment will be for two years, and will begin August 1, 2012. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a Ph.D., or equivalent degree. This is an opportunity to work with a team of human evolutionary biology researchers; current departmental faculty include Robin Bernstein, René Bobe, Alison Brooks, Shannon McFarlin, Carson Murray, Brian Richmond, Chet Sherwood, Francys Subaiul, and Bernard Wood. The successful applicants would also have the opportunity to interact with CASHP-affiliated faculty, including those at the Smithsonian Institution and Carnegie Institution.

Evaluation of candidates will begin March 23 and continue until the position is filled. The application should include a cover letter with a brief (no more than 1000 word) proposal describing the research you intend to perform while funded by CASHP. The cover letter should clearly state how your proposal and past research relate to the goals and interests of CASHP. The application should also include a CV and names of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference. Please email applications, and direct any questions about the position, to Dr. Bernard Wood at

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.