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Postdoc at ASU with Ben Trumble

Postdoc at ASU with Ben Trumble

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Institute of Human Origins, and the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working with Dr. Ben Trumble. The area of specialization will be focused on endocrine and immune physiology related to aging, and/or biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease or Alzheimer’s Dementia. The scholar will have opportunities to work on projects relevant to biomedicine and chronic diseases of aging in association with the Tsimane Health and Life History Project.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, immunology, endocrinology, demography, biostatistics, or a related field by the time of appointment.  Required qualifications include wet-lab experience with health-related biomarkers.

Desired qualifications include quantitative skills, including multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, database organization and management.

We highly encourage applications committed to to indigenous health and ethical science, as well as those from historically excluded and underrepresented groups in the academy.

This is a full-time, fiscal-year, term-limited 1-year position, which may be renewable for a up to five years, contingent on funding. The anticipated start date is August 18th, 2022 but may be earlier.

To apply, please submit application materials electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/110779.   Required materials include: 1) a cover letter outlining previous academic work and post-doctoral scholarly aims, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement addressing how the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence and 4) contact information for three professional references (candidates will be notified before referees are contacted). General questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Ben Trumble (btrumble@asu.edu).

Initial deadline for complete applications is August 28, 2022; if not filled, review of complete applications will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

The fiscal year (12-month) salary for this position is $55,000 along with competitive benefits through ASU including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The postdoctoral scholar should be in residence in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area for the majority of the appointment unless agreed upon aims and expectations (e.g. fieldwork, conferences) require otherwise.

Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu), as well as the Institute of Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu), Adaptation, Behavior, Culture and Society Research Group (https://shesc.asu.edu/research-groups/adaptation-behavior-culture-society), and the Center for Global Health, (https://shesc.asu.edu/centers/global-health).

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html   https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 Vaccination – Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

TT Position at Baylor University

An opening is available for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology at Baylor University.

The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant (tenure-track) OR associate (tenured or tenure-track) professor.  This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human health (broadly conceived).  Preferred research areas include but are certainly not limited to global health, evolutionary medicine, human biology, health disparities/inequalities, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology/mental health, biomedical anthropology, biocultural anthropology, molecular anthropology, public health, environmental health, health of indigenous and pre-historic populations.  Applicants whose research have transdisciplinary foci and applied relevance are preferred.

The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived.  Interest in contributing to the new, unique PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for applied work are preferred.  Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service.  Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students as appropriate.  Start-up packages are available, and the standard teaching load is two courses per semester (although this depends on research activity).  The Graduate School also generously supports research assistantships for new or transferring doctoral students associated with this position.  Those applying for the associate level should demonstrate appropriate advanced experience.

Our current faculty members all contribute somehow to the health initiative (including Environmental Determinants, Biomedical Research, Family and Community Determinants, Health Policy, and Medical Education) of Baylor’s strategic plan “Illuminate” (https://illuminate.web.baylor.edu/) in addition to the initiatives in Human Flourishing and Latin America.  We aim to continue this trend.

Given the general topic of the anthropology of health, we anticipate recruiting someone capable of teaching courses that would be cross-listed in other departments like Biology, Environmental Science, Medical Humanities, and Psychology and Neuroscience, among others.  Successful applicants would likely have secondary appointments in other departments (Anthropology is considered a STEM discipline at Baylor).

The Department of Anthropology values diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through research, teaching, and service.  We also accept the American Association of Biological Anthropologists’ Code of Ethics, the American Anthropological Association’s Statement on Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors’ Sexual Harassment Policy.  We pledge to respect each other, our students, and the people, animals, and places we study.

Applications will be reviewed on a continual basis. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by 9/30/2022.  The following materials should be uploaded at https://apply.interfolio.com/106383: cover letter (explaining qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), current curriculum vitae, transcript of highest degree earned (or if PhD is in progress, a copy of transcript showing completed PhD hours; unofficial transcripts are acceptable for now), and the contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references (referees will be contacted by the search committee separately).  Finalists for the position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts in advance of a campus visit.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  The candidate should possess an earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study; doctoral candidates capable of finishing their PhD before August 15 will also be considered in this search.

To learn more about the above position, the Department of Anthropology, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit www.baylor.edu/anthropology/.  Please contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein (michael_muehlenbein@baylor.edu) with any questions.

ISEMPH 2022  Delegates from 23 nations on 6 continents, 20 hours of CME

ISEMPH 2022 Delegates from 23 nations on 6 continents, 20 hours of CME

ISEMPH 2022 delegates from 23 nations on 6 continents will hear 8 plenary talks, 70 talks in parallel sessions, and will chat, drink wine, and nibble cheese while viewing 60 posters in Lisbon July 5-8. You can still join us but regular registration ends June 15.

20 hours of CME credit has been approved for physicians from Europe and the USA.

See full program information here

Registration information is here.

Symposium June 12-13 on birth difficulty

Symposium June 12-13 on birth difficulty

The Institute of Evolutionary Medicine is pleased to announce the in-person and Zoom Mini-Symposium and Workshop “Modern medicine meets palaeoanthropology: clinical and evolutionary insights on human birth difficulty”.

  • Monday, 13 June 2022: Short presentations. Room Y16-G-05, Irchel Campus, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022: Workshop. Room Y42-K-80, Irchel Campus.

Please see program at the website.

The mini symposium and workshop are public events and the participation is for free. All talks will be in a hybrid format and accessible via the following Zoom link:

https://uzh.zoom.us/j/96252512250?pwd=a3VFaEtrZ3NNTkVWdXF0ZTlnT3YwQT09

pass code: 070564

Contact: martin.haeusler@iem.uzh.chwww.iem.uzh.ch