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Assistant Teaching Professor – Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in biological anthropology to begin Fall 2023. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be leading an introductory course in biological anthropology. Specifically, the candidate should be able to teach a large lecture course that covers evolutionary theory and population genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology, cultural evolution, and human variation. In addition, the candidate should be able to conduct the associated laboratory sections. The ideal candidate will have expertise and ability to teach in other areas of biological anthropology, for example: human biology, and/or anthropological neuroscience. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentorship, and academic leadership. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College of Arts and Science, and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts and supports students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and applications will be accepted through January 2, 2023. To apply for this position, please submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/116388. Please include the following materials: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) complete contact information for three references who have agreed to write confidential letters of recommendation; 4) statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy; and 5) statement describing experience and vision regarding the teaching, mentorship, and support of students from diverse backgrounds and/or experience engaging issues related to social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in and beyond the classroom. Items 4-5 should not exceed six pages combined.

At Emory, teaching professors are full partners in advancing the vision of Emory as an institution that combines the opportunities of a tier-one research university with a small liberal arts college experience, which makes possible the inquiry-driven, ethically responsible practice of engaged citizenship to which we aspire for ourselves and for our students. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc (m/f/d) in Primatology at the Paleoanthropology Working Group, University of Tübingen (TV-L E13, 100%)

The Paleoanthropology working group of the University of Tübingen seeks to fill a limited position of a Postdoc (TV-L E13, 100%) in primate evolution. The position should start as soon as possible. It will be limited to 5 years.

The successful candidate should show a strong research agenda in his or her field of expertise. A focus on the great apes is desired, but not required. He or she will be expected to develop and conduct collaborative projects with the paleoanthropology team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching curriculum in paleoanthropology, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in the above-mentioned or related fields, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research record.

Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV-L 13, 100 %.

The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference in the hiring process. The university is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. It therefore takes individual’s situation into account and asks for relevant information. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Applications should be submitted electronically no later than November 30th, 2022. They should include (1) a statement of research achievements and future directions, (not to exceed 3 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of up to 3 key publications, (4) and the names and contact information of three referees.

Please send applications to the following email address: E-Mail: monika.doll@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de


PhD and Post-Doc Positions LATEUROPE ERC “Why late earliest occupation of Western Europe?”

UMR 7194, HNHN, CNRS, MNHN, Paris, France

  • PhD Position, Cultural exchange and the spread of innovations.

    Deadline to apply: 31st October 2022 , click here for more information

  • PhD Position, Modelling spatial behavior of hominins and subsistence strategies.

    Deadline to apply: 31st March 2023 , click here for more information

  • Post-Doc Position, Integration of environmental, behavioral, and agent-based models on a continental scale.

    Deadline to apply: 31st October 2022 , click here for more information

    “LATEUROPE Why late earliest occupation of Western Europe?” is a multidisciplinary project directed by Marie-Hélène Moncel (UMR 7194, HNHN, CNRS, MNHN, Paris, France).


  • Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Comparative Primate Neuroimaging Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory, PI: Erin E. Hecht, Ph.D. Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

    The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory of Dr. Erin Hecht. The focus of the position will be to study neuroanatomical adaptations that differentiate human brains from those of other primates, including neural traits related to the acquisition of communication and technological skills. The project involves analysis of both in vivo and high-field ex vivo structural MRI and diffusion MRI data from humans and great ape species. This research is non-invasive.

    This is a one-year position, expected to begin in fall or winter 2022, with possibility of renewal dependent upon adequate funding and satisfactory performance. The research will take place in the Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Dr. Hecht and located in the Peabody Museum on Harvard University’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campus.

    Broadly, the Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory studies how brains change in response to selection pressure on behavior, and how brains acquire heritable adaptations for complex, learned behaviors. Comparisons between modern humans and our living primate relatives provide a way to address this question in the context of our own evolutionary history. The lab uses a variety of experimental and computational tools, such as structural and functional neuroimaging, histology and digital microscopy, and behavior analysis.

    A doctoral degree is required for this position. Desired qualifications include research in neuroscience, neuroimaging, development, and/or animal behavior.

    This position is part of an NSF-funded project that involves collaboration between laboratories at Harvard University, The George Washington University, Emory University, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. There will be opportunities for cross-training and interaction with an interdisciplinary research team across the project's laboratories representing neuroscientists, archaeologists, primatologists, geneticists, and animal behavior scientists.

    Please submit a letter of interest, an updated CV, and the names of three references here .

    Evaluation will begin at the time the advertisement is placed and will continue until the position is filled.

    The lab's website is: http://hechtlab.org/

    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Multiple PhD, PostDoc and Technician Positions in the GPR "Human Past" Group- University of Bordeaux


    The GPR ‘Human Past’: our group and our research

    The GPR (Grand Programme de Recherche) ‘Human Past’ is an interdisciplinary research project supported by the University of Bordeaux's Initiative d’Excellence. ‘Human Past’ gathers ~110 researchers from 3 laboratories (PACEA, AUSONIUS, and Archéosciences Bordeaux) affiliated with the University of Bordeaux (UB) and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM). Our expertise combines Biological Anthropology, Classical and Medieval Archaeology, Prehistory, Protohistory, History, Epigraphy, Archaeometry, Geochronology and Computer Science Applications to Cultural Heritage.

    ’Human Past’ aims to document, characterize and understand the tipping points that have induced major biological and cultural changes within past human populations. Spanning a large chronological period (from Prehistory to historical times), our research aims to identify the steps that enabled a primate originally adapted to African ecosystems to evolve into a species that occupies and impacts every ecosystem on the planet. Biological and social systems will be scrutinized at different scales from a multitude of perspectives with particular attention paid to phenotypic and genetic variability, cognition, technology, social organization, belief systems, and genetic and cultural adaptive strategies that drive human societies.

    These position advertisements belong to the first part of the funding scheme, planned for 4 years.The candidate will submit their application, consisting of a letter of motivation (2 pages max.) and a CV (including list of publications, if applicable), to the supervisors mentioned in the job description, and to Romane Garcia (romane.gracia@u-bordeaux.fr), Francesco D'Errico (francesco.derrico@u-bordeaux.fr) and Adeline Le Cabec (adeline.le-cabec@u-bordeaux.fr).

    Advertised positions:

  • Research Technician in Digital Humanities (Deadline: December 1, 2022; click here)