If you’re on any emailing lists in anthropological sciences or psychological anthropology, you’ve likely already seen this, but if not, Hampshire College is now taking applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cultural neurosciences, a great opportunity for someone working in this emerging research area. As the website for the opening describes:
We are accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural or Social Neuroscience. This position is associated with the Foundation for Psychocultural Research – Hampshire College Program in Culture, Brain and Development (FPR-HC CBD).
The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage undergraduate teaching and research around questions about how neurobiological and cultural factors interact with and influence psychological and social behaviors and clinical practices. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or M.D. and a demonstrated interest in teaching and pursuing research that brings neuroscience in dialogue with issues of culture and society. We are particularly interested in candidates who have background or training in both the neurosciences and in sociology, cross-cultural psychology or anthropology. The fellowship includes some undergraduate teaching (2 courses/year), advising, and research mentorship. There is funding available to support the fellow’s own research. Resources on campus include an electrophysiology lab and a neuroendocrinology lab; MRI technology is possible for research through UMass Amherst. This fellowship is associated with the FPR-HC Program in Culture, Brain and Development and its occupant is expected to participate in and contribute to that program. The postdoctoral fellow is encouraged to develop teaching and research collaborations with colleagues both at Hampshire College and within the Five College Consortium, which includes Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
They say that they will continue accepting applications until the position is filled, but I’d advise sooner rather than later. You must have your PhD or MD by the time the appointments starts (1 July 2011).
If you want to apply, send 1) a letter of application; 2) CV; 3) teaching statement with descriptions of courses; 4) a research statement outlining research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 5) three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on Hampshire College’s Culture, Brain and Development program, please visit www.cbd.hampshire.edu