Category Archives: Jobs and Postdocs

Recent announcements for biological anthropology-related jobs and postdocs.

Director, Forensic Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION: Three years of experience in a Medical Examiner, academic faculty or like setting performing forensic anthropology examinations, including the assessment and analysis of human remains and submission of associated reports is required. Current certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (D-ABFA)is preferred. Certification within three years of employment is mandatory. A valid Texas driver’s license is required.

SKILLS – PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of anthropological and forensic theory, principles, procedures, and techniques, as they relate to identification and analysis of human remains is required. Demonstrated knowledge and …read more

From: Director, Forensic Anthropology

Central Washington University tenure-track assistant professor for biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

The successful candidate will have expertise in paleoanthropology and/or human osteology. The new faculty member will participate in an interdisciplinary Forensics Certificate program currently under development. He or she will also be responsible for continuing several aspects of our existing curriculum such as: undergraduate classes on fossil humans, comparative skeletal analysis and primate evolution, General Education classes in biological anthropology, graduate courses and thesis advancement in the Resource Management and/or Primate Behavior master’s programs. The successful applicant must have an active research program and should describe how that program would involve undergraduate and graduate students. We seek an applicant who …read more

From: Central Washington University tenure-track assistant professor for biological anthropology

University of Toronto Mississauga tenure-stream position in biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/jobs/academic-jobs. Deadline to apply is Sept. 17, 2014.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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From: University of Toronto Mississauga tenure-stream position in biological anthropology

University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist

By Ed Hagen

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: December 1, 2014.

To Apply:

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three referees viaapply.interfolio.com/25005

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. …read more

From: University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist

ASU postdoctoral position

By Ed Hagen

Employment can start as early as Sep 1 2014, but start dates until Jan 2015 can be accommodated. The position is on an annual basis and can be renewed yearly for an additional two years if performance is satisfactory and the candidate wishes to continue. Applications will be reviewed starting August 1, and will continue till the position is filled.
Interested applicants should contact Sarah Mathew (sarah.mathew@asu.edu) with a CV. Suitable applicants may be asked to further provide a statement describing how their previous work and current direction fit with the needs of the position. More details can …read more

From: ASU postdoctoral position

The Leakey Foundation

By Ed Hagen

Reports to: Communications Manager
Schedule: 2 or 3 days/ weeks with some nights and weekends
Location: San Francisco, California (Presidio)

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EXPERIENCE:
- At least two (2) years of program planning related experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
- Ability to problem solve quickly, trouble-shoot, and work under pressure
- Self motivated and able to work without supervision
- Able to relate to diverse groups of people
- Able …read more

From: The Leakey Foundation

Leaky Foundation

By Ed Hagen

Reports to: Communications Manager
Schedule: 2 or 3 days/ weeks with some nights and weekends
Location: San Francisco, California (Presidio)

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EXPERIENCE:
- At least two (2) years of program planning related experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
- Ability to problem solve quickly, trouble-shoot, and work under pressure
- Self motivated and able to work without supervision
- Able to relate to diverse groups of people
- Able …read more

From: Leaky Foundation

University of Florida - Postdoctoral position in Human Molecular Genetics/Epigenetics

By Ed Hagen

Two NSF-funded projects are currently ongoing and the successful candidate can work on one or both: 1) Examination of DNA methylation patterns in mothers and newborns from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to test whether epigenetic alterations mediate the effects of maternal exposure to stressors on fetal development and neonatal health. Specifically, we are testing if epigenetic modifications may mediate changes in gene expression in infants or mothers that result from maternal trauma and material deprivation associated with the war in the DRC. More broadly, we are interested in the idea that behavior and complex phenotypes may be shaped …read more

From: University of Florida – Postdoctoral position in Human Molecular Genetics/Epigenetics

University of the Witwatersrand Scanner Manager

By Ed Hagen

Work activities:


The chief task will be to conduct high resolution scanning of objects
Additionally, optimize image acquisition, storage, and dissemination
Additionally, manage and monitor digital data storage and backup facility

Requirements and training: The successful applicant ideally will have at least a Postgraduate Degree or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Radiography but candidates with other degrees relevant to imaging and paleontology may be considered. The successful applicant must have a good background in the principles of x-ray tomography and 3-D visualisation.

Specific requirements: Good laboratory skills and self-direction are essential. The candidate must have a demonstrable ability …read more

From: University of the Witwatersrand Scanner Manager

Ohio University one-year position in Biological Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. To apply, please submit: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) recent teaching evaluations (if available); (4) sample syllabi; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Submit your application online at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/9726. There is a preference for Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Position open until filled, for full consideration please apply by June 9, 2014.

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From: Ohio University one-year position in Biological Anthropology

USC DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer position

By Ed Hagen

Initial appointments are fixed-term, with the possibility of renewal contingent on need, performance and review by the department faculty, its chair, section head, and the Dornsife deans. Dornsife provides opportunities for promotion based on demonstrated teaching excellence and service to the program, school, and university.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and must demonstrate teaching excellence in the subject area. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference that speak to your teaching abilities to Elsie Reyes (elsie@usc.edu), and cc Craig Stanford (stanford@usc.edu). Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the positions …read more

From: USC DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer position

Temple University seeks an adjunct assistant professor to teach Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

The course enrolls approximately 75 students and meets Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:50 a.m. One office hour per week is also required either immediately before or after one of the class meetings. The course has three lab sections taught by a TA but the adjunct is responsible for organizing them. To apply, send letter/email of interest with a brief statement of teaching experience, CV, with names and emails of three references to Dr. Paul Farnsworth, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Room 209 Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Email: dr.paul@temple.edu. Review of applications will …read more

From: Temple University seeks an adjunct assistant professor to teach Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology

BURIALS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

By Ed Hagen

UI seeks an experienced bioarchaeologist to supervise, coordinate, and direct all activities pertaining to ancient human remains and burial sites in the state of Iowa. In consultation with the State Archaeologist of Iowa, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain compliance with all state and federal legislation regarding human remains (Code of Iowa 263B.7-9, 523I.316(6), 716.5; Iowa Administrative Rules 685-11.1; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) 25.U.S.C. 3001 et seq.; 43CFR10). Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate the highest degree of sensitivity to, and respect for, cultural differences and diverse systems of belief while engaging in regular consultation …read more

From: BURIALS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Rutgers one-year visiting instructor

By Ed Hagen

ABD candidates will be considered, but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred. Given the uncertain nature of this position, please send only a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Electronic submission of materials is required. Please e-mail application materials to Dr. David Hughes, Department of Anthropology (maydelle@rci.rutgers.edu). Include the phrase “prehistoric archaeology instructor applicant” in the subject line. Materials are due by June 1. Rutgers is one of 36 public U.S. institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities, and is counted among the leading research universities in the U.S.A. and Canada. Rutgers University …read more

From: Rutgers one-year visiting instructor

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND SENIOR LECTURER IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY POSITION

By Ed Hagen

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a PhD is required and applicants are expected to have an excellent track record in terms of publication in leading international journals and research funding, and the capacity to attract and supervise postgraduate research students. Excellent research opportunities exist in the School.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching of osteology, human biology and palaeoanthropology to under- and postgraduate science students; teaching of anatomy to medical and therapeutic science undergraduate students; administration of courses; generation of research papers and participation in the academic activities of the School and the Faculty.

REMUNERATION: Dependent on qualifications and …read more

From: UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND SENIOR LECTURER IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY POSITION

Western Michigan University Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. The university’s vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities. For more information on the University’s vision and strategic plan, visithttp://www.wmich.edu/strategic. For more information on the on the College’s new strategic plan, seewww.wmich.edu/cas.

Review of applications will …read more

From: Western Michigan University Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology

Prehistoric Archaeology and Zooarchaeology one-year visiting instructor position

By Ed Hagen

ABD candidates will be considered, but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred. Given the uncertain nature of this position, please send only a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Electronic submission of materials is required. Please e-mail application materials to Dr. David Hughes, Department of Anthropology (maydelle@rci.rutgers.edu). Include the phrase “prehistoric archaeology and zooarchaeology instructor applicant” in the subject line. Materials are due by 30 May.

Rutgers is one of 36 public U.S. institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities, and is counted among the leading research universities in the U.S.A. and Canada. Rutgers …read more

From: Prehistoric Archaeology and Zooarchaeology one-year visiting instructor position

Prehistoric Archaeology and Lithics visiting instructor position

By Ed Hagen

ABD candidates will be considered, but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred. Given the uncertain nature of this position, please send only a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Electronic submission of materials is required. Please e-mail application materials to Dr. David Hughes, Department of Anthropology (maydelle@rci.rutgers.edu). Include the phrase “prehistoric archaeology and lithics instructor applicant” in the subject line. Materials are due by 30 May.

Rutgers is one of 36 public U.S. institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities, and is counted among the leading research universities in the U.S.A. and Canada. …read more

From: Prehistoric Archaeology and Lithics visiting instructor position

Biological Anthropology Limited Term (1 year) Instructor Position at the University of West Georgia

By Ed Hagen

The teaching load is 4-5, divided between two semesters. Salary is competitive. Please submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of three references to Yolanda Kelley at ykelley@westga.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Minimum qualification is ABD in Anthropology, with a Ph.D. preferred.

The University of West Georgia (www.westga.edu ) is a coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution located 45 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, Georgia. UWG is a regional comprehensive university and is part of the University System of Georgia. The Department of …read more

From: Biological Anthropology Limited Term (1 year) Instructor Position at the University of West Georgia