Post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical anthropology at Baylor University

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 Please contact Dr. Mark Flinn ( and Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( with any questions about Baylor, the Department, and the position.


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.

To Apply

Please submit an on-line application at