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The Paleoanthropology Society was founded in 1992. It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature and the organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution.

News & Announcements


Archaeology Position at McGill University

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications to fill a permanent Tenure-Track position at the Assistant Professor level in Anthropological Archeology, beginning August 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong, theoretically driven research program likely to generate significant insights into the relationship between the human past and present. Regional and temporal coverage are open. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate theory courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in the department and university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.

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Hominid Paleobiology Position at The George Washington University

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured (i.e., Assistant/Associate Professor-level) position in Hominid Paleobiology in the Department of Anthropology, to begin August 1, 2015. We seek candidates that complement the current strengths of the faculty in the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (http://cashp.columbian.gwu.edu).

Essential qualifications: 1) research that focuses on analyzing the morphology of the fossil evidence relevant to human evolution, 2) excellence in research and teaching as demonstrated by publications and course evaluations, 3) an active field and/or laboratory program, 4) evidence of the demonstrated ability or potential to attract external funding for research support; 5) a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field in hand by August 1, 2015.

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University of Calgary Paleoanthropology Position

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Palaeoanthropology starting July 1, 2015.

Research specializations are open; however, a scholar with interests in hominid evolution and ecology, including palaeoenvironment, diet, and health, would complement current strengths and align with strategic priorities. Geographic and temporal focus is open.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain and grow an active research program with potential multidisciplinary collaboration, and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing and expanding the teaching paleoanthropology collection housed in the department.

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Washington University Biological Anthropology Position

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biological/Physical Anthropology to begin in fall 2015, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an anthropologist with a research specialization in Paleoanthropology, with an emphasis on the paleobiology of the human lineage (including Australopithecus sensu lato and Homo). The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves analyzing aspects of the human paleontological record, in its Paleolithic and paleoecological context, to understand changes in human biology and behavior through human evolution. The individual should have appropriate training and skills in the relevant areas of human anatomy and biology with direct applications to the human fossil record. Active involvement in human paleontological and/or Paleolithic archeological fieldwork is desired. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research, writing for publication, and university service.

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Conference on Percussive Technology and Human Evolution (London, 18-19 September 2014) UCL-Institute of Archaeology

On the 18th and 19th of September 2014 an international conference will take place at the Institute of Archaeology (University College London).

Researchers from around the world working on the various facets of percussive technology will meet for two days to present new discoveries related to the role of pounding activities in areas such as Primatology, Ethnology and Archaeology. The conference aims to promote inter-disciplinary comparisons to aid better understanding of the role of pounding activities in primate evolution.

A limited number of poster presentations on themes related with the conference key topics will be accepted. Titles and abstracts should be submitted before June 15th, 2014 to Adrian Arroyo: a.arroyo@ucl.ac.uk

Conference website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/conferences/percussive-technology

Conference Venue: Lecture Theatre G6. Institute of Archaeology, University College London. 31-34 Gordon Square. WC1H 0PY. London.

Contact: Adrian Arroyo (Conference Secretary)