Indonesia group

Contact Rob:

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology and
Center for Human Evolutionary Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
131 George Street, RAB 306
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414

848-932-9395 phone
732-932-1564 fax

Prospective Students

I am always looking for talented graduate students and so (selfishly) encourage your application. Particularly if you are interested in hominin diet or paleoecology you may be a good fit. That said graduate work is a long haul and an investment of years of time. You will apply for grants you don't get. You will design seemingly beautiful research that does not work. You will encounter an increasingly grim job market. It is not an easy road. Your first task will be to stop being a student and become an entry level researcher. You will work weekends, summers, and holidays. If you do field work, it will be demanding physically and psychologically. My advice is that of ecologist Eric Pianka quoting a wise person -- "My advice to a young person is not to become a biologist if he or she can possibly help it, but if he or she can't help it, they'll probably make a good one."