Opportunities

POST-DOCS

I encourage potential Postdoctoral fellows to contact me anytime during the year. It is important to start the process early (at least 18 months before you plan on coming). There are opportunities for postdocs to develop their own fully independent project as well as to participate in expanding an already implemented line of research.  Research could take place in Ecuador, Argentina, New Haven or some of the captive colonies of Aotus in the US.  I am particularly interested in Post-docs who may be prepared to make a (small) contribution to undergraduate teaching.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

MASTERS STUDENTS
Prospective Masters students should apply between 1 October and 15 December. Although there is no formal interview process I highly recommend that you do your best to come visit us.  It is as important for us as it is for you

If you are interested in applying I suggest you write a formal letter to me, addressing where your research interests lie and how you see them fitting in our program.  Please enclose a CV. This preliminary information will allow for me to make stronger cases to support attractive applicants in the department pool.

For more information, visit the Department of Anthropology website (http://anthropology.yale.edu/) or contact the Graduate Coordinator at marleen.cullen at yale.edu

PHD STUDENTS
Prospective PhD students should apply between 1 October and 15 December. Although there is no formal interview process I highly recommend that you do your best to come visit us.  It is as important for us as it is for you.

Interested prospective students should write a formal letter to me, addressing where their research interest lies and enclose a CV. I expect candidates to show in their letter a thorough familiarity with my research; it is important that you convey clearly how your ideas and potential projects may intersect my research interests.   In my website and the projects websites you will find contact information for many of the current and past students, it is always a good idea to contact other people who are in the same situation you want to be in deciding where to apply.

For more information, visit the Department of Anthropology website (http://anthropology.yale.edu/) or contact the Graduate Coordinator at marleen.cullen at yale.edu

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS

There is a variable number of volunteer assistants per year who work at the Owl Monkey Field Sites in Northern Argentina and the Monogamy Primates Project in Ecuador. Volunteers usually come with a strong background in biology, environmental sciences, primatology and veterinary sciences. Long-term volunteers may be offered some funding support. More information on the project can be found at http://owlmonkeyproject.wordpress.com/.

If you are interested in spending sometime working in the project, you need to send us a letter and CV, as well as the contact information of three people who can provide references.  The following are some of the basic questions we will ask that you may want to consider in your letter:

1-     How long are you willing to stay?  When?

2-     What are your plans after this field internship?

3-     Will you have your own funding? Partial? Full funding?

VISITORS

We are always glad to welcome academic visitors to the group for periods of up to a year. Still, both in Argentina and Ecuador we need to request permission from authorities or owners of the ranch and certain documentation needs to be completed.  Please contact me for more information on how to see our Owl Monkey Field Site in Formosa, Argentina.