PhD Assistantship, Anthropology of Health

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University ( is accepting student applications for a new PhD program in the Anthropology of Health (broadly conceived, including biomedical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, global health, medical anthropology, and other applied disciplines to understand past, present, and future populations). The program ( emphasizes training in quantitative and qualitative methods, values diversity and inclusion, and aims to prepare graduates for jobs in academia, research, business or industry, government, and other vocations. Applicants for Fall 2023 will apply to the PhD program in Anthropology (

Unique aspects of our program include:
• An emphasis on mixed methods in both field and laboratory settings
• Rigorous training in statistical methods
• Required electives in communication and management
• Targeted pedagogical and professional skills training
• Required internship with a local community organization
• An emphasis on professional publishing prior to graduation
• A small program with multiple advisors for each student

Benefits include five years of guaranteed funding for each student, guaranteed funding for professional travel and research, newly renovated facilities with a world-class core laboratory, diverse research groups focusing on a variety of health-related topics with multiple field sites, and a supportive institution known for research in global and community health. The successful applicant will join the vibrant and growing community of the Department of Anthropology at Baylor.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( with any questions, providing a basic description of their academic/research background and interest in the program. Final applications are due to the Graduate School by January 5th, 2023.