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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” ( 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 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  Please contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( 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:

pass code: 070564


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

ISEMPH Program now final and online…and early registration deadline is today

The ISEMPH 2022 program is now final and online, thanks to Program Chairs Michael Hochberg and Alejandra Nuñez De La Mora and the Program Committee.  Discounted early registration expires on Sunday May 15, but the discount will still be available on May 16 to avoid confusion from time zone vagaries.

With 80 talks, including 8 distinguished plenary speakers, 60 posters, and a variety of social events, this will be the best evolutionary medicine meeting yet. Please also note events on July 5, including the welcome reception at 17:30.
All are welcome, from students to advanced researchers.

The conference will be held at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG, in the Portuguese acronym) in Lisbon. FCG is a pleasant, iconic, and easily accessible place in the center of Lisbon, with ample indoor and outdoor spaces. Around the FCG, there are many options for accommodation and food, covering a wide range of prices and styles, suitable for all.

Sebastian Bonhoeffer, ETH, Switzerland, Combination therapy and the evolution of drug resistance
Mhairi Gibson, University of Bristol, UK, The social and evolutionary dynamics of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) abandonment
Isabel Gordo, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, Eco-evolutionary dynamics of Escherichia coli when it colonizes the intestinal tract
Joseph L. Graves, North Carolina A&T State University, USA, Racial health inequality is a solved problem: Now what do we do about it?
Gunther Janssen, Pharma PHC Centre of Excellence, Hoffman-La Roche / Genentech, Switzerland, Afternoon Discussion and Q&A on Pharma in and Evolutionary World C.
Jessica Metcalf, Princeton University, USA, What we can and can’t predict about the evolutionary trajectory of SARS-CoV-2
Luca Ermini, Winner of the George. C. Williams Prize for work on Evolutionary selection of alleles in the melanophilin gene that impacts on prostate organ function and cancer risk
Haley Randolph, Winner of the $5,000  Omenn Prize, Genetic ancestry effects on the response to viral infection are pervasive but cell type specific

Questions welcome. or or

Omenn Prize awarded to an article in Science by Haley Randolph, et al.

The 2022 $5000 Gilbert Omenn Prize for the most significant article published in 2021 about evolution, medicine, and public health has been awarded to :Randolph HE, Fiege JK, Thielen BK, Mickelson CK, Shiratori M, Barroso-Batista J, Langlois RA, Barreiro LB (2021) Genetic ancestry effects on the response to viral infection are pervasive but cell type-specific. Science 26;374(6571):1127-1133. (alas, not open access, but Randolph’s Tweet thread provides a good summary)Haley Randolph - Graduate Researcher (Barreiro Lab) - University of Chicago | LinkedIn

Haley Randolph Is a PhD candidate in the Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA in the laboratory of Luis B. Barreiro.

She will present the research at ISEMPH 2022, July 5-8 in Lisbon.


The Prize Committee also awarded Honorable Mention to two other outstanding articles.

Catania F, Ujvari B, Roche B, Capp JP, Thomas F (2021). Bridging tumorigenesis and therapy resistance with a non-Darwinian and non-Lamarckian mechanism of adaptive evolution. Frontiers in Oncology, 3645.

Jaeggi AV, Blackwell AD, von Rueden C, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Garcia AR, Kraft TS, Beheim BA, Hooper PL, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2021). Do wealth and inequality associate with health in a small-scale subsistence society? ELife, 10, 1–28.

The International Society of Evolution, Medicine and Public Health each year awards the Gilbert Omenn Prize  of $5,000 to the first author of the most significant article relevant to evolution, medicine and public health published in any journal in the previous year. The prize is made possible by the generosity of Gilbert Omenn.  Members of the Prize Committee for this year are Martin Brüne, Caleb Finch (Chair), Joachim Kurtz, Chris Kuzawa, Connie Mulligan, and Carol Worthman.