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Post- doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)

Baylor University
Texas, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 2, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Overview

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. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships, and will assist with grant writing, database management and statistical analyses, and research project implementation, likely outside the United States. The Fellow will also be tasked with forming linkages among current faculty in Anthropology with those in related disciplines, including Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Sociology, Education, Family Studies, Public Health, and the College of Medicine.


The successful candidate for this position will have high proficiencies in health-related research design, management, and analyses, with strong interests in combining field work with laboratory methods. Addressing global health issues using methods and perspectives from anthropology in international settings is critical.


Members of the Department of Anthropology accept the American Association of Physical Anthropologists' Code of Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors' Sexual Harassment Policy. The faulty pledge to respect each other, the students, and the people, animals, and places they work with and study. To learn more about the Department of Anthropology, please visit



An earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study is required. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest (with potential research plans), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with contact information). All application materials must be submitted to the Baylor jobs page.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and verification of degrees earned. This annual appointment is renewable (pending review) up to a total of three years.


The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

  • Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*.
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few.
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount.
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events.
  • Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year.
  • Baylor University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members from other underrepresented groups.


*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit


To Apply

View the full position description: Post- doctoral Fellow (Anthropology). Please submit an on-line application at


About Baylor
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.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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