Postdoctoral Associate

The School of Medicine and Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University are seeking at least two positions for a full-time postdoc who will contribute to the teaching of medical students in Medical Human Gross Anatomy (including neuroanatomy) as well as other anatomically-based medical school courses at an advanced and clinical level. Candidates will also be involved in new curriculum development including radiological imaging of cadaveric specimens for teaching and research. 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.

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 apply through Application materials include a single letter summarizing teaching experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Applicants who have completed their PhD at time of application should apply through this link: ( Applicants who plan to complete their PhD after starting this position should apply through this link ( All applicants will be considered equally regardless of whether they have completed their PhD prior to application.

Questions can be directed to Angel Zeininger ( and Daniel Schmitt (
Applications will be evaluated by a search committee, with final appointment recommended by the Gross Anatomy Course Directors.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. The positions are available to begin July 1, 2021, however it may be possible to start in the position as late as August 1, 2021.

Online at (see above for specific AJO links). No paper applications will be accepted, unless specifically solicited.

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