Shelly Saunders Scholarship at McMaster University

The Anthropology Departement of McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) will continue in 2019 to benefit from a scholarship bequeathed by the family of former faculty member Shelly Saunders. It will be set at a level that will allow students who require a visa to study in Canada to pay the tuition fees and living expenses for the four years of the graduate
program. This was announced by professor Megan Brickley on 21 September 2018 on ResearchGate.

The scholarship supports PhD students working in the field of biological anthropology with one of the following members of the department’s staff: Megan Brickley, Tina Moffat, Hendrik Poinar or Tracy Prowse. Applicants are asked to contact directly the individual they are interested in working with.


The AJPA is looking for a new editor

The American Journal of Physical Anthropology (AJPA) is re-staffing the position of the chief editor, based on the following job description:

The American Journal of Physical Anthropology (AJPA), the official Journal of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), is currently looking for an Editor-in-Chief starting April 1, 2019. The Editor-in-Chief oversees the peer review of manuscripts, distributes the manuscripts to Associate Editors (based on their area of expertise), and is ultimately responsible for all editorial decisions made at the Journal. In addition, he/she commissions high-quality articles and topical special issues, manages the editorial board, and works closely with the Journal Publishing Manager, Editorial Assistant and Production Editor at Wiley, with the President of the AAPA, and with the Association’s Publication Committee. The Editor-in-Chief of AJPA is an official member of the AAPA Executive Committee.

While the post is rewarded with an unspecified honorarium, no further compensations are paid.

Get more information on the position and the application procedure from the association website or from the website of the journal. Application deadline is 30 November 2018.


PhD Positions at the MPI for the Science of Human History

The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering up to five 3-year funded PhD positions. Among the eligible fields of research are biomolecular archaeology and palaeoproteomics. Applicants will have to hold a Master degree in Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Archaeological Science, Biomolecular Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry or a closely related field. The positions include a work place at the institution and full funding for top applicants.

Get more information at the institution’s website. The application deadline is 30 November 2018.

MPI for the Science of Human History