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Friday Scrapbook December 6, 2019

Awards Section

Congratulations to Laura Van Voorhis and Kelly Muzycka, who both received Elizabeth Eddy Doctoral Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships.  Laura will be finishing her thesis, “Osteoarchaeological Evaluation of the Prehistoric Denizens of Fort Center, Florida” in Spring, 2020.  Kelly will be writing up her dissertation, “Race and Total Knee Replacements” in Summer, 2020.

Congratulations to Chris Clukay, who has been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with the Science Corps, to begin after his graduation in May. Science Corps is a non-profit that works to foster science education in areas where it is lacking by connecting recent PhD graduates with schools and centers abroad. As part of the program, he will travel to one of the Science Corps field sites in either the Philippines or Rural India for six months on full funding. There he will both teach and aid in the development of science curriculums among primary school students and help to educate science teachers in those regions.


Training in Statistical Analysis at UF

UFIT is offering the SPSS Statistics and Sample Power 3 course and R Programming training series in spring 2020.

    • The SPSS and Sample Power course is a free, online, self-paced, seven-week course on statistical analysis.
    • The R Programing training series is free, face-to-face, eight-week training on statistical analysis and graphics.
    • The course and the training series are designed for faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, TAs, and graduate students.

If you are interested in SPSS, you can register here.  (registration is for Summer, but you can be put on the waiting list for Spring).  If You’re interested in R, you may register here.   The R course begins on February 20.


Jobs and Other Opportunities

The International La Salle Summer Academy is an initiative where visiting lecturers from accredited institutions around the world, come to Bogota-Colombia to give interdisciplinary short term courses addressed to international and national students in the months of June, the theme for 2020 is “Rethinking the Future.”

Rethinking the future is the theme of an academic initiative that aims to invite professors worldwide to the La Salle International Summer Academy 2020, to reflect and teach about the meaning of the idea of the future in times when utopias and dystopias are being questioned in the midst of conflicted perspectives about the present. This program invites to look to the past to take into account the progress and changes that have taken place and then think on what may occur in the future. The Summer Academy looks for reflection on our society and its possible improvements and tries to establish interdisciplinary relationships between students from different backgrounds.   More information can be found here.

The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research and substantive interests focus on the anthropological archaeology of large-scale agricultural landscapes past, present and future in ways that connect human livelihood with biophysical and hydrological processes to form complex social-ecological systems.

Individual will hold the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology with responsibilities that include teaching, mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, developing, obtaining and carrying out independent research, and publishing findings in appropriate outlets.  More information here

The Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invite applications for a joint tenure-track position with a focus in epigenetics and health beginning in the Fall 2020.  The tenure home of this position will be in the Department of Anthropology.

Both departments have faculty with strong research records in evolutionary change and seek to enhance their research programs by including expertise into the impact of environment and stress on vulnerable populations. The applicant will be expected to teach and develop courses relating to evolution and medicine, adaptation, epigenetics, and the environment. In addition to teaching duties, this hire is expected to maintain an active research program, advise and mentor students, and contribute to departmental and university service initiatives.  The candidate will have lab and/or field-based research program(s) that provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in both the Anthropology and Biology departments.  The candidate should also be able to teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology.  More Information here.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice at Towson University is currently inviting applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Anthropology with an Archaeology focus, beginning August 2020. We seek someone with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with a diverse student population. Geographic and research areas are open. The search ad for the position is enclosed. We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in late January/early February 2020.


Enjoy your holiday!

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

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