Anthropologists who are dedicated to teaching and research find job openings in colleges, community colleges, universities, and professional schools. Teaching positions are available in departments of anthropology, zoology, biology, genetics, and the humanities. Research universities also hire associate and assistant scientists.
Schools of medicine often rely on biological anthropologists to teach the gross anatomy of the human body to medical and paramedical students. Many American physical anthropologists are affiliated with a medical school, usually in a department of anatomy.
A detailed appreciation of the range of jobs held by physical anthropologists can be gained by studying the membership directory of the AAPA, published every December in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. To obtain an AAPA pamphlet providing additional details on careers in physical anthropology, contact the Chair of the AAPA Career Development Committee.