Monday, January 30, 2012

Professor/Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University


Department: Mathers Museum / Glenn Black Laboratory

Position: Associate / Full Professor / Director

Description: Indiana University Bloomington seeks a director for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, which were merged in the spring of 2011 and report to the university administration through the Vice Provost for Research. The Director will hold a half-time appointment in the Museum/Lab and a half-time appointment in an appropriate department within the College of Arts and Sciences, such as Anthropology or Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Qualified candidates should be prepared to present a vision of how they will develop, lead, and enhance the Museum/Lab, as well as how they will contribute to their home department. Applicants must possess qualifications suitable for a tenured faculty appointment (Associate or Full Professor) and should demonstrate experience in museum leadership, distinguished scholarship, and a commitment to teaching both disciplinary and museum-related courses.

The Museum’s ethnological collections are worldwide in scope and include both material culture objects and major photographic holdings. The Lab’s archaeological collections derive from the Great Lakes-Ohio Valley area, particularly the State of Indiana, and serve as the focus of the Lab’s research. The Museum/Lab is a vital component of the University’s research, teaching, and public missions; the Director is expected to participate fully in all of these activities through the Museum/Lab and his or her home department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of six references. Nominations are welcome; please submit names by January 21, 2012. Materials should be sent to Professor Ruth M. Stone, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Carmichael Center Suite 202, 530 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, Indiana 47408-4003. Alternatively, they may be sent electronically to David Taylor at Applications received by January 31, 2012 will be assured of consideration. Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. (Second listing.)

P.S. I got married at Mathers Museum!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Postdoc in Cardiovascular Science at Wake Forest

The Section on Comparative Medicine of the Department of Pathology of Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Wake Forest Primate Center are pleased to announce a fellowship in Cardiovascular Science and Atherosclerosis. This fellowship will provide two years of support and represents a joint collaboration between Merck’s Cardiovascular-Atherosclerosis Program and the Comparative Reproduction and Behavior and Comparative Atherosclerosis Laboratories at the Wake Forest University Primate Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Appropriate backgrounds may include for example, Anatomy, Anthropology, Nutrition, Zoology, Biology, or other relevant biomedical sciences. Skills in data management and analysis and manuscript preparation are essential. Experience with microscopic anatomy is desired but not necessary. The Fellow will be involved in the characterization of nonhuman primate models of atherosclerosis. Preparation for the research will involve participation in select graduate courses focusing on the pathobiology of atherosclerosis, along with mentoring in the quantification of pathobiological characteristics of atherosclerosis. There will be unlimited opportunity for publication of new information concerning the characterization of the nonhuman primate model and other aspects of using nonhuman primates to evaluate promising cardiovascular therapies. Opportunity exists for spending some time at the MERCK Research Laboratories and perhaps at other sites where NHP atherosclerosis research is ongoing.

Contact Dr. Tom Clarkson if you are interested in this position.

Medical Anthropologist needed Down Under

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Medical Anthropology. In this role you will be the course convenor for medical anthropology, supervise postgraduate research students, and translate your research interest into lively and engaging courses taught at the undergraduate level and above. If you have a PhD in medical anthropology or an allied field as well as a strong record of high quality teaching, securing external grant funding, and research and publications in the field, we welcome an application from you.

We are keen to get a wide field of applicants for this position. It is a re-advertisement as the initial ad drew too few applications.

The closing date is very soon: 31st January. Details including a contact person in the event of queries are in the ad.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gathering ideas for AAPA primate interest group meeting

Forwarding a message from Gary Aronsen:

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to 2012!

Please accept this invitation to the Primate Interest Group meeting, one of the many sections of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ Annual Meeting. We will be meeting 12 April (Friday) night @ 7pm in Alexander’s (23rd Floor) Room.

As in previous years, I solicit your suggestions for discussion topics. Previous years have provided debate on fieldwork ethics, species identification and conservation, and the primate job market. These discussions allow our most senior colleagues to interact with our newest grad/undergrad students, as well as collaboration opportunities for one and all. And, if you recall, we pass a bottle or two around. Given our continually growing membership, we may have to make it a three-bottle night!

I ask that you contact me directly (gary dot aronsen at yale dot edu) with any and all suggestions.

I thank you for your support of the PIG, and I’ll see you in one/several of Portland’s dive bars!


Assistant Professorship in Biology at University of Florida

Animal Integrative Biology: Assistant Professor, tenure-track

The Department of Biology at the University of Florida is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position beginning August 2012 at the Assistant Professor level whose work is at the interface of animal physiology and either behavior or development. We are seeking candidates who will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that builds on the strengths and interconnects the department’s expertise in the fields of behavior, development, evolution, ecology, genetics, systematics, morphology and physiology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates in the areas of animal physiology and either animal behavior or developmental biology and to offer graduate seminars/courses in these or more specialized areas. A Ph.D. required.

The Department of Biology has a strongly collegial environment that fosters collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching that emphasizes integration of the above research areas within the framework of evolutionary principles. It enjoys strong ties with the Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Genetics Institute, UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and multiple University centers in biomedical, veterinary, environmental and agricultural sciences. For more information on the department go to

Interested applicants must apply online at (requisition # 0810207). For full consideration, the application should include curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (of no more than 3 pages each), a maximum of three reprints in PDF format and names of three references. For more information, please go to website: Review of applications will begin on January 31st 2012. Our department is committed to diversity as a component of excellence. Women, minorities and members of other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Primate Conservation Grants from ASP

Happy New Year everyone!

The online submission system for the 2012 ASP Conservation Grants is now open. The final deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2012. Please note that a letter of recommendation is required for non-member applicants and all student applicants. Instructions for submitting applications and letters of recommendation are outlined on the grant application form found on the ASP website.
Looking forward to another year of great conservation projects!

Erin Riley,
ASP Conservation Committee Chair

AAPA program now available!

Well, folks, the time has come to start getting excited about the 2012 AAPA meeting in Portland. The final program has been released and it looks fantastic. There are 1022 presentations! Wow. We biological anthropologists apparently have a LOT to say.

Please note that there will be a BANDIT Happy Hour (three years in a row!) on Friday evening just before the interest group meetings. And like last year, AAPA is providing financial support to make the hour just a little happier for us all.

There are many exciting reasons to hold a meeting in Portland. This is only one.

Ethics workshop at AAPA 2012

"The Ethics of Practice and Practice of Ethics: An Open Dialogue Among Bioanthropologists" is an open ethics forum scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:00-8:00PM in Broadway I as part of the 81rst Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) in Portland, Oregon. This session is being organized and facilitated by Graciela S. Cabana, Claudia Valeggia, Jennifer K. Wagner, and Alexandra Obregon.

Find out more at the session's blog and engage in discussion with the organizers!