McKennan Postdoc Fellowship

The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L.McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology provides promising young scholars with an opportunity to research, write, and teach at Dartmouth college for a period of 2-3 years. In keeping with the four-field nature of our discipline and the department's commitment to an holistic vision of anthropology, postdoctoral fellows rotate between the subfields of  sociocultural, archaeological, biological and linguistic anthropology. 

Open Position for the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship

Anthropologically-Trained Bioarchaeologist

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are seeking an anthropologically-trained bioarchaeologist whose work focuses on ecology, social relations, and/or experiences of health, nutrition, and violence. Geographic area is open. The McKennan Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory course and one advanced course in her/his area of specialization.

The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year appointment with the possibility of a one-year extension, and the fellowship term will commence July 1, 2014.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no later than Spring 2014.  The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $53,000.00 and an annual research and travel allowance of $2500.00. It also includes a first-year only computer allowance of $2,500.00.  Residence for nine months (September – June) is required. 

Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., and the names and contact information for three references to the McKennan Fellow Search Committee. Applications should submit material through INTERFOLIO by following this link:

Formal review will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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