Research Fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology


UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880383
  • Closes: 03rd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This full-time post will be part of a long-term ERC-funded multi-sited research project, based at UCL Anthropology, which examines the demographic origins of sex-biased cultural behaviours. There will be a particular focus on the demographic and ecological origins of sex-biased harmful cultural practices, such as forced marriage.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the project’s PI, Prof Ruth Mace, and help conduct original anthropological research. Potential areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): behavioural ecology, demography, cross-cultural comparison, modelling, cultural evolution, human behavioural ecology, and evolutionary anthropology.

This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance with a start date of January 2022.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be a researcher with outstanding academic potential in Evolutionary Anthropology. They will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have a proven record of ability to conduct high quality research, which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs. In addition, they will also have the ability to work in the field on a demographic project on marriage patterns in Kyrgyzstan for some of the time.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Ruth Mace at

Any queries on accessing the online application link can be directed to Isla Stewart at

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Closing Date

3 Dec 2021

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