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Ph.D. Assistantship in Human Behavioral Ecology

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) – at Boise State University. A position is available for a Ph.D. student in human behavioral ecology interested in one of the following research topics: sexual conflict, parent-offspring conflict, parental investment, reproductive-decision making, or kin cooperation and conflict.  The student will propose a PhD project in their application materials.


We are seeking someone who 1) possesses quantitative and statistical skills, 2) wants to conduct international fieldwork, and 3) has a passion for using behavioral ecological models to understand human behavior.  Competitive students will have a Master’s degree and a background in evolutionary anthropology or behavioral ecology. Please address your qualification for each of these points in your cover letter and note any foreign language skills. The position starts Fall (Aug) 2018.

Stipend and Tuition and Fees

This position includes support in the form of a graduate assistantship (renewable, 12-month at $25,000), tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance.

To Apply

Please send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter that states qualifications, proposed PhD project,  and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Please put “PhD application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until December 15, 2017. If you do not have GRE scores by the deadline your application cannot be considered.  Top candidates will be asked to formally apply to Boise State’s EEB program by January 20.  All admission decisions must be approved by the Graduate Dean.

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.