Mellon Postdoc at Univ. of Cambridge

This announcement may be of interest to people in the psych of religion. Thanks to Nicholas Gibson for passing it along to me:
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University of Cambridge

Mellon Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship in Biological and Social Influences on Human Behaviour and Development

Applications are invited for a fixed term (two years from September 1, 2007) Mellon Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship to undertake research and develop innovative teaching exploring the interplay of biological and social influences on human behaviour and development. This initiative links four Departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, three in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology (Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Social Anthropology) and one in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Psychology) and applicants are encouraged from all four disciplines. The Fellow would be located in the department of her/his choice and would be expected to work particularly closely with mentors in at least two departments.

Further details are available at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/newsevents.html.

Applications should be sent to Dr Mary Griffin, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ, telephone 01223 334520, fax 01223 334550, e.mail: sps-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk, to reach her by May 1, 2007. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a personal statement, and the University’s Cover Sheet for Employment (Parts I and III of Form PD18, which may be obtained from the Faculty’s website at www.sps.cam.ac.uk or from Dr Griffin). Applications should also include the names, addresses and contact details of three referees, and candidates should ask their referees to send references to Dr Griffin by May 1, 2007. Candidates are asked to identify two pieces of work they would like the Appointments Committee to read, if possible sending electronic copies to Dr Griffin, or providing web addresses. Short-listed candidates may be invited to come to Cambridge to give a short seminar presentation and to attend a formal interview on May 14 or 15.

The pensionable scale of stipends for the Mellon Fellowship is comparable to that of a Research Associate, with a base salary of £24,402 and steps up to £31,840 (as of February 2007). The appointment will be for a fixed term of two years. Further information about working at Cambridge and the additional benefits provided, can be found under Cambridge Life on www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/jobs/. The University of Cambridge is committed to a policy of ensuring that all applicants are evaluated only by personal merit, regardless of sex, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, trade union activity, political ideology, or religious belief.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Michael Lamb (Psychology), at mel37 AT cam.ac.uk, Professor Robert Foley (Biological Anthropology) at r.foley /AT/ human-evol.cam.ac.uk, Professor Graham Barker (Archaeology) at gb314 /AT/ cam.ac.uk, or Dr. Leo Howe (Social Anthropology) at leh1000 /AT/ cam.ac.uk.

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