Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is recruiting for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellow to start in January 2019 (start date is flexible). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be funded as part of a project exploring normal and pathological covariation in the masticatory apparatus of anthropoid primates, supported by an NSF Award. The successful applicant will have familiarity with evolutionary theory, masticatory biomechanics, and geometric morphometric techniques. Responsibilities will include assisting with data management, data collection and analysis, contributing to scientific publications and presentations disseminating the results of the research, and supervising undergraduate students. Some travel may be required. Applicants should submit a cover letter/letter of application describing experience related to this position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number). Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Claire Terhune ( Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree (Ph.D., DPhil) in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a related field conferred by the start of employment
• Record of original research and scientific publication

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in hand by the time of application
• Experience in geometric morphometric techniques
• Experience with 3D modeling programs (Avizo, Geomagic)
• Experience with programming (Matlab, R)
• Experience in primate craniofacial morphology/masticatory biomechanics

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.