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See also: Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019 and Archaeology Jobs 2018-2019


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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Biological Anthropology Edit

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropology beginning August 16, 2019. We seek a biological anthropologist with the ability to teach introduction to biological anthropology and upper-level courses in their area of expertise. A Ph.D. in anthropology or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have an established record of research and teaching. Research specialization is open, however we seek candidates with the ability to integrate undergraduate and masters-level students into their active research agenda.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology or a closely related field is required prior to the start date of this position. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Primatology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Primatology, starting September 2019. This is a university year appointment. We seek an anthropologically trained primatologist with a Ph.D. and a record of original research and publication focusing on the behavior, biogeography, ecology, biology, genetics, or evolution of non-human primates. We are open to a range of geographic and taxonomic foci, but are especially interested in applications from individuals studying African great apes. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of research that complements current faculty strengths within the Department of Anthropology and across campus. Preference is for candidates who have an active field and/or laboratory research program.

Responsibilities: Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (semester system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level, including primate social behavior. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of Michigan and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

  • Applications are due September 15, 2018. Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence; (6) 3 publications that represent your current work; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to - Please make sure the names of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in biological anthropology. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019, Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be an integrative anthropologist embracing a four-field department. The candidate’s research should complement or extend our existing departmental faculty expertise, with a perspective on the connections between lived, social experiences and biological processes. Our department has an active program of undergraduate research and attracts top graduate students, therefore the candidate must demonstrate excellent lab/field and quantitative skills, to aid our students with innovative research to position them for post-doctoral and faculty positions, while providing the skills for professional opportunities in the government and private sectors. They must be an excellent teacher, mentoring highly qualified graduate and undergraduate student research, and advising them towards academic and non-academic career goals.

Geographical and temporal foci are open, with the successful candidate demonstrating a strong record of studying areas such as embodiment of social processes, social determinants of health, and biocultural approaches to inequity. We encourage applications from scholars using theoretical approaches related to the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). We have a particular interest in scholars incorporating aspects of human immunology, epigenetics, nutrition, or the microbiome in their research, while welcoming applicants in related areas as well. The Department of Anthropology seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and fieldwork.

For questions concerning this search, please contact Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage.

  • Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Genetics - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the assistant professor rank, beginning on July 1, 2019.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

For questions concerning this search, please contact Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link:

Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interests in genetic approaches to understanding the evolution of human and/or nonhuman primates. Appropriate fields include, but are not restricted to: molecular ecology and landscape genetics of nonhuman primates; genomic variation, including that associated with disease risk; the use of methods in genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology to address questions about human and nonhuman primate evolution; epigenetics and the genotype-phenotype linkage in human and nonhuman primates; and the reconstruction of population histories, dispersal patterns, and modern human origins. Candidates who combine laboratory and field based research are preferred.

  • Applications should be received by October 1, 2018 and should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Baylor University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Candidates should have personal research interests that combine topics and tools from the social/behavioral and physical/life sciences to address problems relating to global/public health, human biology, and/or evolutionary medicine. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships, and will assist with grant writing, database management and statistical analyses, and research project implementation, likely outside the United States. The Fellow will also be tasked with forming linkages among current faculty in Anthropology with those in related disciplines, including Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Sociology, Education, Family Studies, Public Health, and the College of Medicine.

The successful candidate for this position will have high proficiencies in health-related research design, management, and analyses, with strong interests in combining field work with laboratory methods. Addressing global health issues using methods and perspectives from anthropology in international settings is critical.

Members of the Department of Anthropology accept the American Association of Physical Anthropologists' Code of Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors' Sexual Harassment Policy. The faulty pledge to respect each other, the students, and the people, animals, and places they work with and study. To learn more about the Department of Anthropology, please visit . Please contact Dr. Mark Flinn ( and Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( with any questions about Baylor, the Department, and the position.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study is required. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest (with potential research plans), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with contact information). All application materials must be submitted to the Baylor jobs page. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and verification of degrees earned. This annual appointment is renewable (pending review) up to a total of three years.

  • Open Until Filled (posted 6/22/18)

Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Associate - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2019Edit

The Goldberg lab in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to join in 2019. The candidate will develop and apply quantitative methods to study genetic data from multiple species in the context of demographic, archeological, paleontological, and environmental records. The associate is expected to prepare related manuscripts for publications and present results at annual conferences.

The postdoctoral scholar may work on a range of projects in evolutionary and human genetics, computational archeology, and human-environment interactions, including

Methods to combine genetic and archeological data for inference
Theoretical modeling of sexual selection and polygenic traits
Computational modeling of population dynamics
Adaptation to malaria in the Americas

Other proposed research within the scope of lab interests is welcome. The Goldberg lab combines theory and computational data analysis; interest in biological applications of programming, statistics, and/or mathematics is required. Candidates must have a PhD in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, statistics, mathematics, or a related area by the time they start. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present scientific research in the form of peer-reviewed publications preferred. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with planned annual renewal. Applicants should submit a CV, a draft or published version of a manuscript, and brief statement of research interests.

To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V., relevant scientific articles, and contact information for 3 references to Academics Jobs Online at No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2019.

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - Postdoctoral Position - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications for a full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar position in the area of evolution in human health and disease and genomics under the supervision of Dr. Amy M. Boddy and Dr. Aaron D. Blackwell. This position will be for one year with the potential of a second year renewal. This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed immediately as received. Once candidate is selected, the start date is flexible.

Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead projects on life history trade-offs in human health and disease. Ideally, applicants should be interested in playing a key role in projects led by Dr. Amy M. Boddy ( and Dr. Aaron Blackwell (, including 1) effects of early life conditions on the development of immunity and risk of diseases such as cancer, 2) life history trade-offs, and/or 3) microchimerism and maternal and infant health. Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, interest in gaining experience in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students and the desire to work in an interdisciplinary research environment that merges evolutionary and ecological theory with human health and disease. We encourage applications from individuals with training and/or active interests in: human biology, biological anthropology, evolutionary medicine, computational biology, genomics and cancer biology. Applicants should have a proven track record of project completion, including publication in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience and skills with bioinformatics tools, (such as programming in, R, Perl, Python) and/or laboratory methods (such as ELISAs, PCRs, flow cytometry) are highly desirable. The position may also include opportunities for field research in Honduras, so ability to speak Spanish is also helpful.

Research Environment: The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and collaborative department that has international recognition as a center for excellence in evolutionary anthropology. As part of the Integrated Anthropological Sciences Unit (, there is access to a newly renovated Human Biodemography Laboratory as well as high performance computing resources housed at UCSB (

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Annual salary will be in the range of $48,216 to $58,560 depending on experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits such as medical, dental, disability and vision insurance are also included. To apply for this post please email [as a single PDF file] (i) a cover letter explaining your suitability to the advertised post, (ii) a CV, including names and addresses of three referees to Amy M. Boddy at and Aaron D. Blackwell at

  • Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 7/13/18)

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

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