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Position available - Editor, Human Biology

19 Apr 2023 6:33 PM | Anonymous

The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) invites applications and nominations for a new Editor for Human Biology. With a 94-year publication history, Human Biology, published quarterly, is a peer-reviewed journal providing research and information on human biological variation. Topics covered in the journal span anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research. The Journal is included in many well-known bibliographic databases like JSTOR, BioOne, and PubMed. 

The Editor of Human Biology is responsible for implementing and maintaining a strong vision for the Journal that aligns with the mission and parameters established by Wayne State University Press.  The Editor’s main role is to seek and recruit authors to write articles and special issues for the Journal; recruit and implement an editorial board to review manuscripts submitted for publication; work with the Journal office to publish issues of Human Biology with Wayne State University Press.

The publisher provides an operational budget of $35,000 (negotiable) to support the Editor which includes funds to hire an assistant editor, funds to support travel for the editorial team to complete Journal business, funds to support workshops, conferences and awards that promote the Journal, and aid in completing the duties of the Editorial Office.

Applications for the new Editor should include contact information as well as a letter of application describing fit for the editorship and a CV. Nominations with contact information of potential applicants  are also welcomed. Please send materials or nominations to Jada Benn Torres at While there is no closing date for this search, screening of applications will begin on May 1, 2023, with the ultimate goal of naming the new Editor in July of 2023.

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