Postdoctoral Fellow

The School of Medicine and Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University are seeking two or more positions for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate who will contribute to the teaching of medical students in Medical Human Gross Anatomy and students and residents in other anatomically-based medical school courses at an advanced and clinical level. Candidates will also be involved in curriculum development. Candidates will be expected to participate in research in the laboratories of faculty in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology.

Priority will be given to candidates interested in working with faculty who teach in the medical school or teach anatomy courses at the university using medical school resources, including Daniel Schmitt, Roxanne Larsen, Angel Zeininger, Richard Kay, and Christine Wall.

Appointments may be for one to three years with the possibility of annual renewal thereafter. The length of initial and renewal appointments is based on multiple factors including experience, performance, and budgetary considerations. Teaching and research performance are evaluated annually with renewal based on these evaluations. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D or expect to do so prior to or soon after starting in the position.

Applicants should send an application letter summarizing teaching experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Daniel Schmitt (, Roxanne Larsen (, and Angel Zeininger (

Applications will be evaluated by a search committee, with final appointment recommended by the Gross Anatomy Course Director. Applicants are welcome to contact faculty listed above to discuss research opportunities.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications submitted by May 15, 2017. The positions are available to begin by July 1, 2017, however it may be possible to start in the position as late as September 1, 2017.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.