TT Job Opening at University of Michigan

Assistant Professor, Primatology

Department of Anthropology

University of Michigan

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Primatology, starting September 2019. This is a university year appointment. We seek an anthropologically trained primatologist with a Ph.D. and a record of original research and publication focusing on the behavior, biogeography, ecology, biology, genetics, or evolution of non-human primates. We are open to a range of geographic and taxonomic foci, but are especially interested in applications from individuals studying African great apes. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of research that complements current faculty strengths within the Department of Anthropology and across campus. Preference is for candidates who have an active field and/or laboratory research program.

Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (semester system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level, including primate social behavior. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of Michigan and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applications are due September 15, 2018.  Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence; (6) 3 publications that represent your current work; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to - Please make sure the names of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

Post Doc Job at Princeton

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate appointment. A doctorate in Economics, History, Politics, Public Policy, Social Policy, Sociology, or related discipline is required. A focus on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or other identity-based research and the interaction with policy issues is highly preferred.  The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys teaching in addition to research, and in particular enjoys cross-disciplinary engagement. 

In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will help run a new spring semester course to be offered to masters students, called “Power, Identity, and Policy” that is anticipated to enroll 30 to 40 students. Tasks involve working in conjunction with two faculty members to: 1) create policy modules and group assignments for the course; 2) develop readings; 3) develop a potential class trip; 4) serve as a resource for students during the spring semester, for example by providing ongoing feedback to written work and office hours. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer. 

Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University. Applicants must apply online here: and submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for two recommendations, one of which should be from the principal advisor of the doctorate or post-doctorate program. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. Appointment is for one year with the possibility for extension pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   

Register Now! BioSocial Network May 4 Retreat

Just a reminder about our upcoming retreat, hosted at Johns Hopkins Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine conference "Health, Medicine and Civil Unrest," May 4-5, Baltimore, MD. 


Friday, May 4 Agenda:

10-11:30 Keynote Speakers: Community Activism in Health Research

--Iris Morales, Community Activist and Educator, NYC. From Young Lords Party to post-hurricane Puerto Rico

--Joao Biehl, Princeton Anthropology. AIDS activism in Brazil

--Nick Freudenberg, City University of New York School of Public Health. On Community Participatory Research

11:30-1 Panel: Democracy and Participation in Health Science

--Susan Lindee, UPenn History

--Rayna Rapp, NYU Anthropology and Disability Council

--Jane Zara, PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, and JD, Science for the People

1-2 Lunch 

Skype with Science for the People leaders Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass Amherst, History and John Tharakan, Howard University, Chemical Engineering

2-4 Site Visit to NSF Baltimore Ecosystems Project, led by J. Morgan Grove, Team Leader.

Working group Meetings for BioSocial Network: Neuroscience of Poverty, Environment and its Limits, Biosocial teaching, training and practice

Hope to see you there! 

May 4 - BioSocial Network Meeting - Johns Hopkins


Please join us for our next meeting, Friday, May 4th, at Johns Hopkins. We will meet through the Health, Medicine, & Civil Unrest Conference, for which you may register here:

The Schedule on 5/4 will be

10-11:30 -- Keynote Speakers: Community Activism in Health Research (Iris Morales, former Young Lords Party leader, Joao Biehl, Princeton Anthropology Dept on activism leading to the Brazilian AIDS policy "miracle," and Nick Freudenberg, CUNY Public Health on community participatory research)

11:30-1 -- Democracy and Participation in Health Science (Susan Lindee, UPenn History on Cold War science and democracy, Rayna Rapp, NYU Anthropology on Disabilities rights activism, and Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass Amherst and organizer, Science for the People)

1-2 -- Lunch

2-4 -- Site visit to NSF Baltimore Ecosystems Project, led by J. Morgan Grove, Team Leader.4-

5:30 -- Working group meetings for BioSocial Network: Neuroscience of Poverty, Environment and its Limits, Biosocial teaching, training and practice

Post Doc Position at Johns Hopkins

There is a new post-doc job opening ( at the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine ( at Johns Hopkins University. Inquiries should be directed to Marian Robbins . Please see details below: 

The Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine<>, Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.  The Center is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences across the campuses of Johns Hopkins University to foster innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and to train undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with skills to apply critical social analysis to the understanding of health and disease.

The fellow will work closely with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of the University to foster the intellectual life of the Center, with protected time to pursue his or her research and writing.

The successful candidate will have:

1.      Defended a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, or related field by May 31, 2018.
2.      A proven record of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the humanities and/or social sciences of health and medicine
3.      Previous Interactions with health science as well as arts and science campuses
4.      A strong research profile
5.      Excellent organizational skills

Duties will include organizing Center events; working with the Director and faculty to develop new programs; liaising with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University; and developing online content for the Center's online and social media presence. The fellow will pursue a sustained program of research and writing, mentored by Center faculty, and make satisfactory progress towards publication goals.

Closing date for applications: March 21, 2018. Skype interviews will be conducted in early April. The term of appointment is two years, beginning July 1, 2018. Salary: $47,484 plus benefits.

Please send: cover letter; CV; statement of interest in medical humanities and/or social medicine; dissertation chapter or other writing sample; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to our program coordinator, Marian Robbins at<>.

Johns Hopkins University is an AA/EOE and actively encourages applications from minority and women scholars. NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a routine background check.


Upcoming BioSocial Network Meetings

Please save the date of February 9, 2018 for our next BioSocial Network meeting, to be hosted at Rutgers University by the Institute for Health (a 5 minute work from the New Brunswick NJ Transit/Amtrak train station).  We are finalizing an exciting agenda with will be posted soon.

Also please mark your calendars for Friday, May 4 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for a BioSocial Network meeting to be jointly hosted with the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine on the theme of "Democracy and Participation in Health Science."  Details to follow.

Botany of Colonization, Upcoming Conference Event


Maria Thereza Alvares, Vera List Art and Politics Prize

Two day conference/ exhibition/ keynote focused on Seeds of Change,  a multi-year art project, tracking ballast flora and what it tells us about the ongoing violent legacy of colonialism.

Friday and Saturday Nov 3/4

Note RSVP links and locations differ for each event

FRIDAY (12-4:30pm)  

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Link to Eventbrite RSVP 

12-2:30pm Panel Discussion I: The Ground We're Standing On: 

Several Panelists speak and a respondent closes. 

2:30-4:30pm Panel Discussion II: Seeds as Storyteller/Witness
Several Panelists speak and a respondent closes. 

6-6:45pm Keynote  Presentation of the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018 to Alves, followed by a conversation between Maria and Ruth Wilson Gilmore and the opening of Alvares exhibition Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York—A Botany of Colonization.

The Auditorium at 12th Street
66 West 12th Street

 Link to RSVP

SATURDAY the focus is on the projects of the Finalists for the Vera List Prize for Art and Politics, and the ways theirs resonate with Alves' Seeds of Change

Saturday panels (12-4:00pm) 

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Link to Eventbrite RSVP

12:00-2:00pm Prize Finalists Panel Discussion I:The House We're Building:

Several Panelists speak and a respondent closes. 

2:00-4:00pmPrize Finalists Panel Discussion II: Languages For Us(e)/Ways of Knowing

Several Panelists speak and a respondent closes.

Festive Closing Reception with music, dance and song


STEM faculty job opening at The New School


Assistant/Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences. Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, an undergraduate college of The New School, invites applications for a full-time renewable term appointment in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. We seek innovative educators at the senior or junior level who can contribute to a distinctive Interdisciplinary Science Program that teaches basic scientific principles, concepts, and methods within the context of solving planetary health challenges. The program prepares students for advanced interdisciplinary study and careers in public health/epidemiology, environmental policy/natural conservation, transdisciplinary design, data visualization, and STEM communication. Candidates will be expected to maintain a research or creative practice appropriate to a liberal arts context (which can include the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or science communication) and are encouraged to develop collaborations within and outside the University. We are particularly interested in those who make connections to design, social sciences, and/or the arts, and those who have experience with informal science learning (DIY, science cafe, museums, film, STEAMD) or using cities as learning labs. Preference will be given to those candidates who have familiarity with SENCER  (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) or similar programs that place STEM, social justice, and civic engagement at the center of learning. The New School campus has two teaching laboratories (BSL2) and an extensive Making Center, which can be used to support research. The start date is July 2018. For full ad and application protocol see

Media Medica Conference at Hopkins


MEDIA MEDICA: Medicine and the Challenge of New Media

Please join us October 27-28 for an interdisciplinary conference on new media and medicine, bridging the medical campus and the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University: 

Medicine never takes places in a vacuum. Patients become ill in the context of work and family, physicians make diagnostic and therapeutic choices based on their professional training and institutional affiliations, researchers pose questions based on funding opportunities and the interests of their peers. Over the past half century, scholarship in medical history, anthropology, sociology, and the broader medical humanities has laid out the importance of these social contexts in finer and finer detail. Yet the spaces between patient, doctor, and scientist are not merely social: they are also mediated by textual and visual forms, which are expressed in a variety of media by paper and increasingly electronic technologies that make possible both intimate and global circulation of medical knowledge and practice.  Join an international group of scholars in humanities and social sciences  as well as physicians and medical educators to explore the changing roles of new media in medicine.

For more information, and to register for the co inference, please visit

This conference will  bridge the medical campus and the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University: beginning on Friday 10/27 in Hurd Hall (the historical amphitheater of the Johns Hopkins Hospital) and the East Reading Room of the Welch Medical Library, and move to Levering Hall and Gilman Hall on the Homewood Campus on Saturday 10/28.  

Planetary Health Manifesto & Other Resources

STS Adjuncts Needed at NYU

The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is seeking PhDs in anthropology, sociology, STS, history of science, or related fields to teach the following classes in fall 2017. Recent graduates and exceptional ABDs (with teaching experience) are invited to apply. There is some flexibility in terms of course materials, instructor methods and assignments. 

Please send a short message of interest and CV to the Director of STS, Amber Benezra, Open until filled. Adjunct positions are unionized and well-compensated.

Ethics and Engineering M,W 10:30am-12:20pm

This course examines issues relating to engineering practice and applied technology. We will study foundations for moral decision making such as professional codes and ethical theories such as Kantianism and utilitarianism. These ethical tools will be applied to a range of case studies. We will also seek a deeper understanding of important issues and challenges stemming from technology with an eye to how globalization and its attendant cultural and moral pluralism affect them.

Magic Bullets and Wonder Pills T,Th 4:00pm-5:50pm

We will spend the semester investigating the history of psychoactive drugs and related medical technology, through a ‘Science and Technology Studies’ (STS) lens. After establishing some of the core concepts in STS theory, we will turn to the development of a number of different psychoactive drugs, and what these drugs tell us about wider social and structural inequalities, science and the politics of knowledge and corporatist logics.