The Paleoanthropology Society was founded in 1992. It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature and the organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution.


News & Announcements

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in paleoecology, IHO Paleoecology Lab, Arizona State University

The Paleoecology Lab in the Institute of Human Origins and School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University is recruiting one Postdoctoral Research Scholar in paleoecology under the supervision of Dr. Denise Su. The postdoctoral research scholar will be contributing to a project on testing paleoecological hypotheses with modern ecological data. This project is a collaboration between Su and the Greater Mahale Ecosystem Research and Conservation project (GMERC). The successful candidate will be using ecological data collected by GMERC to examine the relationships between modern mammal communities and environmental factors and testing hypotheses about the paleoecology of Australopithecus afarensis at Laetoli, a Pliocene site in Tanzania.



SDSU Paleoanthropology/Paleoprimatology

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor to begin Fall 2022. We are seeking candidates who can complement and augment the department’s biological anthropology strengths in human and nonhuman primate biology and behavior, human-environment interactions, and biocultural approaches to nutrition, health, and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants 1) with a research specialization in primate/hominin paleoecology and evolution or the functional and comparative morphology of humans and other primates; 2) who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context; and, 3) who demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to conducting engaged public anthropology (e.g., helping maintain public scientific literacy regarding human evolution). Geographic area is open. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment (August 18, 2022). Candidates should have teaching experience and an active research program. The successful applicant will show a strong record of research and publication and the potential to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will teach low-to-mid-level subfield-specific courses for the curriculum, undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research specialties, and advise undergraduate and master’s level students. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.



CSU Postdoc in Paleoanthropology

The Center for Paleoanthropological Research at Colorado State University, directed by Andrew Du, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow appointment, starting in the Spring semester of 2022. The candidate preferably should specialize in paleoanthropological research and will collaborate with the Principal Investigator on research in hominin paleoecology. The scope of potential research topics is broad and might include studying the spatiotemporal distribution of hominin taxa, how ecological patterns and processes change as a function of spatiotemporal scale, how ecological factors influenced hominin evolution, etc.



Biological Anthroengineering

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Interface Focus entitled Biological Anthroengineering organized by Michael A Berthaume, Paul J Constantino and Patricia A Kramer a​​​​nd the articles can be accessed directly at https://royalsocietypublishing.org/toc/rsfs/2021/11/5. There is also a blog post at https://royalsociety.org/blog/2021/08/biological-anthroengineering.

Harvard Human Evolutionary Biology Position

Tenure-Track Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is conducting an open field search for a tenure-track professor. We welcome applications in all subfields of human evolutionary biology and are particularly interested in researchers focused on human paleobiology, including but not limited to hominin/hominoid paleontology and paleoecology, especially within the context of climate and habitat change. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin at the level of Assistant Professor and to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.