Job: Asst. Prof Medical Anthro at Baylor

Job: Asst. Prof Medical Anthro at Baylor

This position will likely be ideal for someone interested in evolutionary medicine

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”  The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.  Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/), and academic strategic plan Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate/).  As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor University seeks to fill the following Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position within the College of Arts & Sciences:

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (more…)

Postdoc at Baylor

Postdoc at Baylor

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.  Full information at https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3826

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Global Health at Yale

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Global Health at Yale

The multidisciplinary academic program in Global Health at Yale seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year, with an option of renewal for the following academic year.  The Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses (one per semester) drawing on her respective areas of expertise in Global Health.

She will also pursue research with a mentor of her choosing and participate in the interdisciplinary community provided by the Global Health Justice Partnership, directed by Professors Amy Kapczynski, Alice M. Miller, and Gregg Gonsalves. Participating Yale faculty in the program include members of Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Public Health, History of Science and Medicine, Ethnicity Race & Migration. Successful candidates will also be granted a budget to host events that contribute to interdisciplinary conversations about Global Health.

This program, administered by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and led by the Global Health Justice Partnership, develops the ability of Yale undergraduates to think critically and analytically about key challenges in global health today.  Students balance their appreciation for the scientific, biomedical and technical issues related to diseases, their treatment and prevention, with their growing understanding of the historical, social, economic and political concerns that are implicated in how health is determined and experienced in the 21st century.

Requirements

Ph.D. awarded between 2015 and June 15, 2018 in any science, engineering, technology or mathematics (STEM) field or an M.D. awarded during the same time period; demonstrated record of interdisciplinary engagement beyond the STEM or biomedical fields, in particular with the social sciences and/or the humanities. Field or teaching experience in global health preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Short Research Statement (1 page), CV, one writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article on which you are the primary author), 1-2 sample course syllabi, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation.  Applicants are encouraged to identify potential mentors in their cover letter.

All materials should be submitted online through interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/48809.

For further information, contact Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Deputy Director, Larisa Satara at larisa.satara@yale.edu and/or Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, Professor Alice M. Miller at alice.miller@yale.edu

To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by May 30, 2018. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in their references.

Application open for Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute

Application open for Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute

TriCEM is now accepting applications for the Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI), to be held at Duke from June 3-9, 2018.

The application can be found here, and is due by March 1, 2018.

The workshop will introduce core evolutionary perspectives to a wide range of topics in human health and disease, including cancer, infectious disease, antibiotic resistance, and brain sciences. The workshop will provide training in computational methods for topics such as phylogenetics, molecular evolution, the microbiome, and more.
  
Please direct questions to Melissa Manus at mbm40@duke.edu or Charles Nunn at clnunn@duke.edu, and share widely with colleagues!

New Evolution and Medicine Program at University of Münster

New Evolution and Medicine Program at University of Münster

12 PhD positions available in the new Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD): PhD projects in Biology, Medicine, and Philosophy

Start: 1st April 2017. 3-year positions (TV-L E13 65 %)

The new DFG-funded Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD, GRK 2220) unites biological, medical, and philosophical research at the University of Münster, Germany. The core idea is to use the theory of evolution to understand processes leading to adaptation and/or disease. 12 PhD students will work on advancing evolutionary theory, and in turn, apply modern evolutionary approaches to medical questions.

EvoPAD doctoral researchers will perform cutting-edge research in an interdisciplinary environment. Our multidisciplinary qualification program is tailored to individual career tracks, and offers opportunities for international cooperation, summer schools, and courses covering evolutionary and population genetics, bioinformatics, experimental design, philosophy of science, and bioethics.

EvoPAD is coordinated within the stimulating city of Münster near Münster’s University Palace and offers a family friendly and international atmosphere.

See webpage for details of application process and projects. 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Evolution & Medicine

Assistant/Associate Professor in Evolution & Medicine

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) and the School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for tenure-eligible faculty positions in the area of evolution and medicine. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is August 2017.
These positions are part of an institutional initiative to advance the field of evolutionary medicine. Under the direction of Randolph Nesse, the Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) seeks to improve human health by establishing evolutionary biology as a basic science for medicine, worldwide. In an institution that rewards transdisciplinary research, the CEM currently includes faculty from the School of Life Sciences, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, as well as researchers from ASU’s Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative and clinical partnerships with the Mayo Clinic and Banner Hospitals. For more information on the CEM, please visit
http://evmed.asu.edu/associate-assistant-professor-evolution-medicine