Ph.D. Position 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.


students will have a Master=E2=80=99s 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


*About the program and Boise*

The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior PhD is a new and modern graduate

program at Boise State University. This program brings together faculty

from across multiple academic departments including biological sciences,

geosciences, anthropology, and the human-environment systems group to offer

relevant courses and provide unique mentorship and training opportunities.

Further, we have created a network of valuable connections in academia,

local relationships with federal and state agencies, nonprofits and NGOs,

as well as partnerships with international organizations all dedicated to

providing students with transformative research and educational experiences

for diverse career opportunities. To learn more, please visit:

Students in this program enjoy living in the beautiful city of Boise, which

strikes a perfect balance with close-by outdoor recreational activities as

well as a vibrant downtown life. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky

Mountains and the capital of the State of Idaho, Boise is frequently

featured as a top-ranked metropolis. The city has ample opportunities for

world-class outdoor activities year round and a thriving arts and

entertainment culture. In 2017, US News and World report ranked Boise the

12th best city to live in the United States.

*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 =E2=80=9CPhD application=E2=80=9D 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=E2=80=99s 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.