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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.

Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault

The Paleoanthropology Society is committed to providing a safe space, free of threats, harassment or assault, to all of our members regardless of age, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, marital status, or any other reason unrelated to professional performance. In this document, the concept of Paleoanthropology Society "member" includes both dues-paying and non-paying recipients of Society mailings.

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The Time is Now  - A message from Paleoanthropology Society Members Bill Kimbel and Kaye Reed.

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TBI Research Assistant Professor

As part of a university wide initiative, the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University invites applications for a part time (0.6 FTE) research Assistant Professor faculty position to oversee TBI's field schools, to recruit students, and to develop new programs. The position will begin fall 2017. We seek an individual with Ph.D. whose focus on human evolution in Africa. We seek a candidate with a commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong record of working with students in field based educational programs, experience with curriculum development and research interests that can be pursued in the Turkana Basin. Through this position, we seek to expand enrollment in the TBI field schools and to increase synergistic relations with other departments on campus such as Ecology & Evolution, Engineering, Geosciences and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences with a view to developing new, field based academic programs. We seek to increase the number of universities both in the US and overseas with whom we develop MOU's to facilitate their students participation in TBI's field schools.

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