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Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2016-17 academic year job search.

  • NOTE: Please post only jobs that begin in 2017 on this page. Jobs with a start date in 2016 should be posted at last year's page: Physical Anthropology 2015-2016
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Thanks! And good luck this season!

See also: Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017 and Archaeology Jobs 2016-2017


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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Biological Anthropology Edit

American University (DC) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Anthropology - Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-line position to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking an anthropologist who focuses on urban contexts and populations. All sub-disciplines of anthropology (e.g., cultural, linguistic, archaeology, medical and biological anthropology) will be considered for this position. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017 in the field of Anthropology. This one position will be filled at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We welcome applications from candidates who are at once committed to public engagement in their research and scholarship and whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The successful candidate’s research will focus on processes of social and economic marginalization among communities and other social groups, with particular interest in one or more of the following: environmental degradation and ruin; disparities in access to quality public education; poverty, class, and citizenship struggles; public health, disease, and medical crises; and community and state security in the city and suburbia. For this position, we would particularly welcome applicants who have worked on the United States. We will also pay special attention to those who work in Washington D.C. region or elsewhere on the East Coast or those who have conducted other urban research and demonstrate a well-developed research agenda clearly linking previous work to future research in the Washington D.C area and/or broader East Coast region. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong teaching record, and share the department’s commitment to collaboration among fields within anthropology and across disciplines within the University. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities. The successful applicant for Assistant Professor will demonstrate the potential for external research funding. The successful applicant for Associate Professor will demonstrate that they have already received significant external funding for their research.

Candidates should apply for either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. In the case of Associate Professor rank, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring, depending on their qualifications.

  • Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/36870. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers, and the names of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-1838 or wogaman@american.edu if you have any questions. [posted 8/24/16]

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Social Science Research Methods - Deadline: November 7Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017. This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

  • Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to http://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

California State University, Chico (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology is searching for a tenure track Assistant professor to start August 2017. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Anthropology with specialization in biological/physical anthropology. Research grounded in forensic-related areas. College teaching experience, strong record of professional and scholarly activities, capability to teach introductory statistics for Anthropology Majors, and expertise complementing those of current faculty. Ability to co-direct the Certificate in Forensic Identification.

Preferred Qualifications: Complement academic background of current faculty. Background in teaching and research related to forensic anthropology, forensic science, human genetics, human variation, and bioarchaeology highly desirable. Involvement in forensic anthropology case work and progress toward board certification. Experience teaching a breadth of undergraduate and graduate level courses in physical anthropology. Willingness to work with MA-level graduate students and Forensic Certificate interns.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate is expected to teach general education courses and majors courses in anthropology at the undergraduate level as well as teach graduate level seminars and serve on MA thesis committees. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the following: Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department of Anthropology enrolls approximately 180 majors, undergraduate and graduate. It is committed to the four-field approach and offers certificate programs in Museum Studies, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, and Forensic Anthropology. The department also supports a respected MA program producing graduates that have gone on to distinguished doctoral programs or obtained relevant employment. The Department is noted for excellence in teaching and for its student-centered learning environment. For additional information, as well as this position announcement in its entirety, go to the department website: http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/

Link to Apply Online: http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/3845

  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 24th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Invitation for phone interview
  • Any updates here?
  • Just received automated email today announcing that the position has been filled (Dec. 14).

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Biological Anthropology department.

Responsibilities: Teach general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (ethnology, archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics). Assist with advising of majors and serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees.

Department of Anthropology: The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and a minor in the discipline with course work in the four anthropological sub-disciplines: ethnology, archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological linguistics. In addition, courses focus on contemporary disciplinary research, area studies and societal applications of anthropological knowledge. In addition to a common core of courses, majors may choose concentrations in General Anthropology, Archaeology, Applied Anthropology or Biological Anthropology.

Mission: The Department of Anthropology is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in our field and for our students. Our curriculum emphasizes skill development and diverse undergraduate field experiences. Through scholarly work and direct participation in research programs both locally and outside the United States, students gain direct understanding of the varied nature of human experience in cultures of the world.

For more information see: http://www.nbs.csudh.edu/anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, CSUDH, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017. The candidate’s research interests may be in any area of biological anthropology that complements current program strengths in archaeology and or sociocultural anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD considered; completed PhD is preferred. Area of expertise may include any dimension of biological anthropology and complements existing departmental strengths in archaeology and sociocultural anthropology. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarly excellence. Scholarly research excellence as evidenced by publication record is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses in human osteology, forensic anthropology, human variation and whose research expertise complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments. Additional preference will be given to candidates with ongoing or potential projects in Southern California that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.

UPDATES:

  • More materials requested (12/8/2016)
  • Video Interview requested (1/17)
  • Video Interview requested (1/19)
  • Campus Interview scheduled (2/10/17)
    • Has an offer been made? (4/5/17)
    • Still haven't heard anything... (4/10/17)
    • Offer made on 3/21
      • Offer accepted?
      • 4/14: Contract signed

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Skeletal Morphology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology is seeking a professional specializing in human or non-human primate skeletal morphology, including, but not limited to: functional aspects of anatomy/biomechanics (e.g., locomotor and/or dietary adaptations), taxonomic differences in morphology/biodistance analysis, and/or other aspects of skeletal biology. The individual will work collaboratively with Biological Anthropology and Archaeology faculty to support and contribute to the department as a part of the ABA concentration.   

The position requires classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, student advising and institutional and community service/contributions.

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:

1.  Cover Letter detailing their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background. 2.  Current curriculum vita. 3.  Statement of teaching philosophy (including their experience in working with a diverse student population). 4.  Syllabi for two proposed courses 5.  Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if invited for an interview) 6.  Contact information for three recent professional references (including name, telephone number and email address).

Additionally, candidates will be contacted and provided instructions for submission of confidential letters of recommendations and teaching evaluations.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  All materials must be received by this date to ensure full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.
  • Letters of recommendation requested on Nov 19
  • I've been contacted for a skype interview. From the look of the email I'm guessing they are contacting roughly 5-7 candidates for skype/phone interviews. 
  • I have been invited for a campus interview. They didn't give any other details. Called me 2 days after my skype interview. [posted 1/14]
  • How many candidates have been invited to interview on campus? [posted 1/16]

Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, effective August 21, 2017. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The Department offers majors in Sociology and Social Work with concentrations in Anthropology and Criminology. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with topical expertise in one or more of the following areas: food and nutrition, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, language and culture, and migration. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include introductory courses in cultural and biological anthropology, upper-level electives in the candidate's area of expertise, and qualitative methods. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated ability to teach courses across the sub-disciplines, as well as courses cross-listed with sociology. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (photocopies are acceptable for initial screening), research statement, statement of teaching philosophy or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three recommendation letters with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching capabilities to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Faculty Search, Search #8284, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072. Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016.

Cleveland State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Sept 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Cleveland State University Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology position available August 21, 2017. Major responsibilities: teach up to a maximum of 9 credits per semester of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology, maintain an active research and publication agenda, serve on committees as required.=== PhD in anthropology, with a specialization in biomedical physical anthropology, an active research agenda; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a willingness to develop a course in forensic anthropology. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Teaching experience with introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in biological anthropology and urban medical anthropology. An active research agenda that includes issues in urban biological or medical anthropology, such as nutrition and health in local ethnic communities, will be an advantage, and the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the CSU academic community.

Send cover letter addressed to Chair, ANT Search Committee that details experience and interests, research agenda and teaching philosophy, along with curriculum vitae, a summary chart of teaching evaluations, and three references. All materials must be submitted through http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html.

  • Review of applications will begin September 26, 2016; the position is open until filled. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the State.
  • Invitation for campus interview (x1)

Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Global Health and Nutrition - Deadline: 31 Dec 2016Edit

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track position. We seek candidates with experience in interdisciplinary research in global health and nutrition and an interest in studying the biological and/or social dimensions of nutrition in human populations.  Areas of expertise include epidemiology and intervention targeting & evaluation. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research interests.  The qualifications of the candidate should be consistent with a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor, with a doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology, medicine, social-behavioral sciences or a related field. Demonstrated research excellence in areas of interest include, but are not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, and food systems for health and nutrition disparities.  This position is aligned with University initiatives in big data, information sciences, and global and public health. The successful candidate will teach in the Division’s undergraduate and/or graduate program, bring unique expertise and perspectives to the Cornell curriculum, and mentor graduate students within and outside the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to establish and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program.  Distribution of professional effort will be approximately 50% research, 50% teaching.

Please visit http://www.human.cornell.edu/dns for more information on the Division of Nutritional Sciences and to review the full advertisement.

Review of applications is underway.

Qualifications: PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in human or public health nutrition, epidemiology, medicine and/or the social-behavioral sciences including sociology, anthropology, economics and demography or in a related field; Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition. Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research; Scholarship related to food, diet, nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense should be central to the candidate's research program. Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university such as the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Cornell Population Program, the Cornell Center for Sustainable Futures, the Institute for Social Sciences, and/or the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics.

  • To Apply: Applicants must upload a cover letter, their CV, a research statement and a teaching statement.  Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to Cornell through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7319

Duke University (NC) - TT Position - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July or August, 2017. Candidates with specialties in any area of evolutionary anthropology are invited to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants in areas of our current strength (e.g., primate behavioral ecology and/or cognition, evolutionary endocrinology and physiology, paleontology, and functional anatomy) but also to those studying any aspect of human biological variation, genetics and genomics, growth and development, demography, and human adaptation to climate or disease. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and demonstrate the potential to build an outstanding, externally funded research program. In addition, they must contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and fortify the department’s interdisciplinary links to other units in the University. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative reprints and the contact information for three potential referees to our job posting at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7666.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2016 will be guaranteed consideration.
  • -Letters of reference requested 11/22
  • Any news?
  • I'm a postdoc in the department working closely with a high ranking memeber of the department. They have a shortlist already. They may have already contacted them for campus interviews. Big names on the list. If you're not already tenured or tenure tracked; I doubt you've made the list. [posted ~ 12/24]
  • skype interview request 12/23 -- do you know how long the shortlist is?
  • (postdoc from above): I don't know. I can ask on the 3rd (1/3/17)
  • Did you happen to ask? Thanks!
  • Hey, sorry that I haven't been on here in a while. Wanted to gather more info. The 'short list' is about 8 candidates right now, all have been skype interviewed. Not all are tenured or tenure track, but most are. The department is having a hard time narrowing the list to 3 to invite for campus interviews. Sounds like they have split into camps based on research interests. They *might* find money to invite a 4th candidate. Sounds to me like this is going to be a very long and challenging process, but if you are going to be invited for a campus interview, expect to have heard by now, or in the coming week. 
  • campus interview invite 1/25
  • rejection email 2/3 (x2) -- curious, did they end up inviting 3 or 4?

Grand Valley State University (MI)- TT Position - Anatomy & Physiology - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016Edit

The Biomedical Sciences department at Grand Valley State University is pleased to announce it is searching for a new tenure-track faculty member to join our department in Fall 2017. Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and research involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applicants with demonstrated experience teaching an integrated human anatomy and physiology course and associated labs are encouraged to apply. The area of research emphasis is open, although we encourage candidates whose research complements foci of existing faculty to apply. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy and/or physiology, or a related field. Duties include a 9 contact hour (3 course) teaching load per semester, scholarship, and service. The primary teaching duties for this position will be an integrated anatomy and physiology course, although faculty may be asked to teach in other areas of expertise. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Startup funds for research are available.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) names and contact information for three references, and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial). Please apply at: http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492402/assistant-professor-biomedical-sciences-anatomyphysiology. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Cynthia Thompson, search committee chair (thompscy@gvsu.edu).

  • The review process will begin on October 24th and continue until the position is filled.

Harvard University (MA)- Tenure track or Tenured Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology - Review begins November 30, 2016.Edit

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in the fields of physiology or behavioral ecology, including, but not limited to, areas such as energetics, life-history, aging, immune function, and reproductive ecology. 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 on July 1, 2017. 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.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu).  We will evaluate applications beginning November 30, 2016, and will conclude when the position is filled.  Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy), research statment, and representative publications. Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Anthropological Archaeology, incl. Bio. Anthro.) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology. We seek candidates whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science – specifically, candidates who specialize in early human adaptations and continental discovery with consideration of human/environment interactions and whose interests complement current faculty interests and course offerings. We expect candidates to be able to offer annually one semester of introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology), one 200 level biological anthropology course on human evolution, a biennial course on analytical methods in archaeology and other 200-300 level topical courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. In particular, we seek applicants who can demonstrate course contributions to Geoarchaeology and/or Environmental Studies Programs. We expect that the successful applicant will develop an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. For ABD candidates, the requirements for the Ph.D. should be expected to be completed by July 1, 2017. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit materials via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/36527. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at ngoodale@hamilton.edu.

  • The deadline for applications to be considered is October 15, 2016.

Leiden University  (NL) - Assistant Professor in Osteoarchaeology / Biological Anthropology - Deadline March 15 2017Edit

The successful candidate will be responsible for specific core undergraduate and graduate level courses with the opportunity to participate in developing and teaching new graduate programs at Leiden University. Core courses with laboratory training will include human osteology and paleopathology, in addition to courses in their area of specialization. He/she will contribute to the supervision of theses within the BA, MSc and PhD programs.

Apart from teaching, the assistant professor is required to establish an active research program with the goals of original research leading to peer-reviewed publications, successful acquisition of external funding and the dissemination of research results to the greater academic audience. The candidate is also required to participate in administrative responsibilities, commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

  • The department is seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies;
  • PhD in Archaeology or Anthropology;
  • Experience in teaching and research in osteoarchaeology;
  • Clear interest in theoretical and methodological developments in human osteology, paleopathology, quantitative methods and statistics, and in one or more of the following fields: ancient diet, demography, provenance, genetics, or forensic anthropology;
  • A successful track record in obtaining research funding from national and international grant agencies;
  • Excellent command of English; If the applicant doesn’t speak Dutch, she/he will be expected to acquire a good command of Dutch for practical matters within two years from taking up duty;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain it within two years.
  • Click Here to apply
  • The application is supposed to be submitted as one PDF to a departmental administrator. I got an out-of-office reply that expires after the due date. Did this occur to anyone else? It was the due date (3/15), but not before the end of the day even in Holland.
  • Skype interview offers made in early April

Mississippi State University (MS) - TT Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in cultural anthropology, beginning August 16th, 2017, with preference for a specialization in medical anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates with active research programs in North America that focus on health/medical issues amongst indigenous North Americans, communities of color, and/or diasporic communities. The preferred candidate’s research will also build on the existing strengths of the department. AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program including a cultural anthropology track. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our track in applied cultural anthropology and must demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The preferred candidate will be able to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and qualitative/quantitative research methods, as well as topical courses in their area of study. The position carries a 2:3 teaching load and a nationally competitive salary.

Mississippi State University (MSU) is a top 100 major research university and is the recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant Professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16th, 2017. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th, 2017, with academic year beginning Fall 2017.

  • To apply: All applicants must apply online at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation if solicited. Please submit attachments as PDF files only. Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeologist - Deadline: 13 Jan. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University (in Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for a tenure-track position in bioarchaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. Duties will include teaching courses at the introductory, advanced, and graduate levels in biological anthropology and archaeology; advising students and mentoring graduate research; and otherwise contributing to a four-field undergraduate anthropology program and a master’s program in applied anthropology.

Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment, significant experience in the field, demonstrated success in teaching anthropology, a record of excellence in research required; experience in applied / engaged anthropology sought. Expertise in areas that complement and build on the department’s current strengths, including a masters program in applied anthropology is sought. A willingness and ability to offer opportunities for students to engage in applied anthropology research projects, fieldwork and / or study abroad experiences is sought. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Apply at http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/30202, attaching a letter of application identifying experiences and qualifications pertinent to the position and a curriculum vitae. Applicants may later be asked for transcripts, letters of reference, and other materials.

  • Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Northern Arizona University - TT Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 16 November 2016 or until filled. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in biological anthropology, beginning Fall 2017. Minimum qualifications: PhD in anthropology, specializing in biological anthropology, by August 2017. We seek a biological anthropologist with a strong record of teaching, research, publication, the potential to obtain external funding, and an interest in collaboration with sociocultural faculty, as well as researchers across the university. We are interested in individuals who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data from living populations in a social context. Potential areas of specialization include but are not limited to: human biology and physiology, health and disease, growth and development, and epigenetics and genetics. Geographic area is open.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate biological anthropology courses, quantitative methods, and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. This position will complement existing departmental strengths in medical anthropology and NAU’s interdisciplinary health focus. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area are strongly desired.

Upload as a single file: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) one-page teaching philosophy, 4) two-page five-year research plan, and 5) names and contact information of three references to: http://nau.edu/human-resources/careers/faculty-and-administrator-openings/ (Click on the apply button under vacancy number 602850).

  • Application review will begin November 16, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Corina M. Kellner, corina.kellner@nau.edu.
  • REQUEST FOR PHONE INTERVIEW 11/30/16
  • References contacted 12/13/16
  • Received word from search committee chair that offer was accepted 4/9/17

Penn State University (PA) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2016 OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology (http://www.anthro.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. We seek a scholar with an established program of active field or laboratory research, who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. Candidates' skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, ethnographic approaches to socio-ecological systems, evolutionary approaches to human environmental interaction, demography, and ecological approaches to reproduction and well-being. Methodological and geographic areas of expertise are open, although applicants with established records of community-based fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, and a strong publication record. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and participation in inter-disciplinary research institutes on campus (e.g., Population Research Institute [1], Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment [2], Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences [www.huck.psu.edu/content/research], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [3], Ecology Institute [4] and Global Studies program [5]).

Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; 2) a statement covering research and teaching interests; and 3) the names, addresses, and emails of at least three references.

  • Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird (rub33@psu.edu). Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64412

Purdue University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology to begin August 2017. Area of specialization may include past or present humans or non-human primates with a preference for research interests in diet, nutrition, and/or biocultural aspects of food; other specializations will be considered. Research should complement current faculty interests in health and the environment.

We seek applicants with an excellent record of scholarly publications and funding, teaching experience, and an active research agenda. The position will require conducting original research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, as well as participation in departmental and university administrative activities. An ability to link to Purdue programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges is preferred (e.g., interdisciplinary studies programs in the College of Liberal Arts or University: Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Centers for Aging and the Life Course, Research on Diversity and Inclusion, The Environment, and Discovery Park). Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. Potential courses include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in biological anthropology, nutrition, health, laboratory methods, and specialty courses in the candidate’s research area. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field is required.

Send electronic applications including a vita and a cover letter stating research and teaching interests and experience and contact information for three references to: Dr. Michele Buzon, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; gunion@purdue.edu (Assistant to the Head, Brenda Gunion).

  • For full consideration applications should be received by October 7, 2016 and review will continue until filled. We plan to begin on-campus interviews in November. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • Letters and further material requested (10/12) (x3)
  • Job talks have been scheduled 11/14/2016
  • Offer made and accepted (1/5/17)

Stony Brook University, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Paleoanthropology and/or Skeletal Biology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, seeks an individual whose research focuses on paleoanthropology and/or skeletal biology to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek to deliver an expanded undergraduate curriculum, to strengthen the graduate program, and to further strengthen synergistic relations with other departments and institutes on campus such as Anatomical Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, Biomedical Engineering, Geosciences and the Turkana Basin Institute. We seek to hire and individual with expertise in the area of hominin paleontology (evolutionary morphology) and/or skeletal biology (e.g. mechanobiology, heritability, developmental genetics, adaptation). The candidate must possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach a large enrollment undergraduate course in human anatomy. Candidates must hold a PhD by the starting date of appointment.

Applicants should apply via: AcademicJobsOnline.Org https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7348 (Position ID: 7348). Applications should include a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications, and the names and addresses of three individuals who will be submitting references letters. The applicant should request their reference writers to submit their letters through AcademicJobsOnline.org. Applications should be addressed to the Paleoanthropology - Skeletal Biology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364, USA.

  • For full consideration applications and letters of reference should be submitted by October 15, 2016. Questions about the search should be directed to the Paleoanthropology - Skeletal Biology Search Committee at anthropology@stonybrook.edu. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Nov 14 - Long list candidates contacted
  • Rejection letter received 01/30. Job offered and accepted

Stony Brook University, SUNY (NY) and Turkana Basin Institute - TT Asst Professor - Primate Paleontology - Deadline Feb 17, 2017 Edit

The Dept of Anthropology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the field of Primate Paleontology. We seek an individual whose research focuses on the paleontological record of Old World non-hominin primates to take advantage of Stony Brook’s unique relationship with the Turkana Basin Institute. We seek a candidate with an outstanding research record, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a research plan that has the potential to establish an externally funded program involving field work in the Turkana Basin and which includes mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Through this position, we seek to deliver an expanded undergraduate curriculum, to strengthen the graduate program, and to increase synergistic relations with other departments on campus such as Anatomical Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, and Geosciences. The candidate must hold a PhD by the start date of the appointment

Applications should include a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications most relevant to this position, and the names of three individuals who will provide letters of reference (to be submitted by the reference writers through AcademicJobsOnline.org.).

Applications should be addressed to: Primate Paleontology Search Committee Turkana Basin Institute Stony Brook University, NY 11794-4364, USA

Questions about the search should be directed to the Primate Paleontology Search Committee by e-mail (Anthropology_TBI@stonybrook.edu).

University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeological Sciences/Bioarchaeology - Deadline: Dec. 1Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeological sciences/bioarchaeology.  This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017.  A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology as well as a strong record of research and demonstrated potential for excellence are required.  While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date may be considered.  We welcome applicants whose primary expertise is in the domains of archaeological sciences and bioarchaeology and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies.  More specifically, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: archaeochemistry, archaeological-anthropological genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and related sub-disciplines.  Also desirable is experience in the application and teaching of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching.  S/He will have access to the Laboratory of Archaeology facilities including specialized labs for isotope analysis and scanning electron microscopy.  For information about the Department, visit: http://anth.ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants should apply by December 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 24449, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vita; a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca (or by post to the address below) by the same deadline.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Hyperlink to the job posting: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=24449

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Anthropologist - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Genetic Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2017). This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate rank. The resulting hire will not be at the full professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory undergraduate course in Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, 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.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement that indicates completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (4) copies of up to three publications (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and (6) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to: http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01142.

  • Email saying they emailed references -- Oct 25
  • scheduling interviews (11/22)
  • Offer made

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropologist - Deadline 15 Oct. 2016 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure-track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Anthropology or a closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate's research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program (http://uclabioanthro.weebly.com/) and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture (http://bec.ucla.edu).

Applications should include electronic versions of: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, up to three representative publications, and names and addresses of three referees. Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/. Recruitment number JPF02429.

  • For further information please contact Dr. Joe Manson (jmanson@anthro.ucla.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and the final deadline for application submission is November 3, 2016. Appointment begins July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales.
  • Letters of recommendation requested Nov 12
  • Interviews scheduled Dec 9
  • I was on long list. Got an official rejection email on 2/24 "....In the end, we invited five candidates to UCLA for departmental interviews. While the department has not yet concluded the search process, we wanted to let you know that the search is drawing to a close and that we will not be inviting additional candidates for on-campus interviews." 

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biomedical Anthropologist/Demographer - Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016 Primary Consideration; Open until Oct 15, 2015 if not filled - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Open May 15th, 2016 through October 15, 2016

If you apply to this recruitment by September 1st, 2016, you will have until October 15th, 2016 to complete your application.

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a scientist specializing in any area of biomedical anthropology or biomedical demography. Subfield expertise includes human biology, health and infectious disease, epidemiological transitions, human development and plasticity, aging, demography, human/animal disease transmission, host-parasite coevolution, stress, nutrition, reproductive biology, life history, life course epidemiology, global health, evolutionary medicine, genetics/epigenetics or related fields. Research program should be theoretically rigorous, and candidates with an active field program integrating biomedical and/or demographic data gathered in contemporary human populations will be preferred. Candidates will be preferred who can ground their research with respect to the unifying themes of evolutionary and ecological theory. It should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/ias). Research program should also contribute expertise to the Broom Center for Demography. Geographical area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in quantitative methods, and upper-division courses in evolutionary medicine, public health or other areas related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to obtain extramural funding are critical requirements.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00719: (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) names and email addresses for three reference letter writers, (6) three representative publications, and (7) a brief cover letter. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at searchias@anth.ucsb.edu.

  • For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before September 1, 2016; if not filled, applications will be accepted until October 15, 2016. Interviews are expected to be conducted by mid-October.
  • On campus interview scheduled (11/16)
  • Offer received and accepted

University of Colorado Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2017. We seek a biological anthropologist with specialization in the biology of past and/or present human populations. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to epigenetics, early life antecedents of adult disease, and human ecology/adaptation. Candidates with a proven track record of high impact publications, an ongoing field and/or lab-based research project, high potential for garnering external funding, and an ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the Anschutz Medical Campus are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Colorado Denver, which is tasked with supporting the general education of the undergraduate student body, offers a major and minor program, and a terminal M.A. degree in Anthropology. The department sees undergraduate education as an opportunity to produce educated citizens, where majors receive broad preparation for a variety of careers that draw upon technical skills and an understanding of human culture. The terminal Master’s program is designed to produce practitioner-scholars trained both in specific skill sets and in the critical theories that allow them to interrogate and improve upon the status quo. Within our M.A., we have developed concentrations of Medical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology required at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Proven track record of high impact publications. An ongoing field and/or lab-based research project. High potential for bringing in external funding. Ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the UCD medical campus. Develop and teach courses in biological anthropology including: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, and Quantitative Research Methods. Proven ability to teach online classes is also desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services

  • Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Charles Musiba at Charles.Musiba@ucdenver.edu, Chair of the Search Committee. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2016.
  • Anyone have any news on this one? (12/20)
  • Any updates? (1/2)
  • Still nothing? (1/13)
  • Does anyone have an update? (1/28)
  • Received email that they have started the process of reviewing applications (2/6) x3
  • Email requesting references to submit LOR (2/20/17)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (3/10/17)

University of Montréal (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Biological Anthropologist - Deadline - Nov. 4, 2016Edit

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Poste de professeure ou de professeur en bioanthropologie évolutionniste. Le Département d’anthropologie sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint en bioanthropologie évolutionniste, avec un champ de recherche axé de préférence sur l’écologie comportementale humaine ou des primates non humains, ou sur les phénomènes d’adaptation et de plasticité phénotypique.

Fonctions : La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux activités de l’institution.

Exigences: Doctorat en anthropologie ou dans une discipline pertinente. Les candidatures de personnes en fin de rédaction de thèse seront également prises en considération. Le doctorat doit être octroyé avant l’entrée en fonction. Excellent dossier de publications dans le domaine. Aptitude en enseignement universitaire. Maîtrise de la langue française*

Traitement: L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux. Échelle salariale

Entrée en fonction: Le ou après le 1er juin 2017.

Constitution du dossier: Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants: - une lettre de motivation - un curriculum vitæ - un exemplaire des publications ou des travaux de recherche récents. Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation. Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au Département.

Clôture du concours: Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent parvenir au directeur du Département d’anthropologie au plus tard le 4 novembre 2016 à l’adresse suivante : M. Guy Lanoue, directeur, Département d’anthropologie, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres peuvent aussi être transmis par voie électronique à : suzane.girard@umontreal.ca. Cependant, les originaux imprimés et signés sont également requis et devront suivre par courrier. Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse http://www.anthropo.umontreal.ca./

Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal: L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf, les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures: Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi: L’Université de Montréal prône la diversité de son personnel et encourage les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques ainsi que les femmes, les autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration: Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.


The Département d’anthropologie of the Université de Montréal invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in evolutionary biological anthropology, with a preferred research focus on the behavioral ecology of human or non-human primates, or on adaptation and phenotypic plasticity.

Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or in a related discipline. Applications from ABDs will be considered as long as the doctoral degree is obtained by the starting date. Excellent dossier of relevant publications. University level teaching ability. Proficiency in French.

Linguistic Policy: The Université de Montréal is a Québec University with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Salary: The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date: On or after June 1st, 2017.

The application must include the following documents:- a cover letter - a curriculum vitæ - copies of recent publications and research. Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation may also be sent to the following e-mail: suzane.girard@umontreal.ca. However, the signed originals are required and must be sent by post. For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: http://www.anthropo.umontreal.ca.

Confidentiality: The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program: Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements: We invite all qualified candidates to apply at Université de Montréal. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

  • Deadline: Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’anthropologie by November 4th, 2016 at the following address: M. Guy Lanoue, directeur, Département d’anthropologie, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7.
  • Member of the search committee here: Don’t let the French requirement deter you from applying, you can definitely submit applications and conduct interviews in English. If you do not speak French but are interested in this position and think you’d be a good fit, by all means apply. UdeM is actively renewing its faculty and is seeking the best possible candidates first and foremost. The university will train you to learn French should you get the job. Some of our recent hires have come out of US programs and did not speak French upon hiring.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Chair (Pref. for Bio-Anthro) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

We are seeking an extraordinary individual to serve as Chair of the Anthropology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a public land grant research university and member of the Big10 Academic Alliance with enrollment of over 25,000 students. We seek a Chair who will guide the rebuilding of Anthropology at UNL, and who will promote integration and collaboration across subfields of anthropology. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and vision to promote excellence in research, education, and outreach for a growing cadre of junior and established faculty; will effectively manage department resources at a time of transformation and opportunity; will be instrumental in fund raising and alumni/ae relations; and will play a key role in developing strong relationships between Anthropology and other units in the College and across the University.

The Chair will have a mandate to rebuild the department, including hiring faculty, across three sub-fields (biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology; linguistic anthropology is pursued outside the department); enhance the department research profile; grow the undergraduate major; and reinvigorate the graduate program. Opportunities exist to develop partnerships with local and regional agencies outside the University including: the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at Offutt Air Force Base; the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the Nebraska State Museum.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited college or university and current rank as an established associate professor or full professor; evidence of administrative experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; and a strong and active record of refereed publications and externally funded research. The Chair will maintain a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and graduate students in any area of anthropology, but with particular preference for biological or bio-cultural anthropology. The academic record must warrant appointment as a tenured full professor.

For consideration applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition f_160213 . Application materials should include a cover letter describing administrative experience and philosophy; a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; the names of three references; and brief statements of research, educational, and service interests. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: anthropologysearch@unl.edu, or Anthropology Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123).

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Assistant Professor of Practice - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in Archaeological Methods at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in instructional activities. A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Archaeology is required; candidates must also provide evidence for excellence in teaching; a North American research focus is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have their degree in hand by August, 2017. We seek an experienced, anthropologically-trained archaeologist to teach hands-on courses in field archaeological methods, laboratory methods, cultural heritage management, material culture manufacture and analysis, and research design. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison with the local and regional professional communities. This individual will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will help coordinate an archaeological field school program.

We expect this individual to find synergy working with archaeologists in other units at UNL, such as the Departments of Art and Art History, Classics and Religious Studies and the School of Natural Resources, as well as scholars in the NIMBUS lab, geophysicists and geologists in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and possibly also History. Community partners include the National Park Service Midwest Archaeological Center, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the USDA Forest Service. In addition, the potential exists to build a strong partnership with the University of Nebraska State Museum. For this reason experience in curating anthropological/archaeological collections would also be preferred.

For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit the following application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160202: 1. cover letter describing teaching experience and philosophy; 2. curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; 3. list of three references 4. teaching portfolio (under ‘Other Document’)

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology Job Search No. 17031

ROLE of the POSITION: Applicants should have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program; teach introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; recruit and mentor graduate students in the department's PhD program; demonstrate ability to obtain external funding for research; and, perform departmental, college and university service. Preference will be given to candidates who will pursue certification as a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). Preference will also be given to candidates who have access to a field site(s) for undergraduate and graduate field experience. The candidate will be expected to oversee the forensic anthropology internship program and work closely with the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.

QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a PhD in Anthropology from a regionally accredited college or university and expertise in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology by May 30th 2017; active research agenda in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology; demonstrated ability to contribute to the growth and excellence of the graduate program; and, willingness to invest in recruiting and mentoring undergraduate majors and MA/PhD students with either academic or applied career goals.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of external funding and publication; experience in teaching; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology; laboratory and/or field-based integrated methods; commitment to interdisciplinary biocultural approaches in anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; and potential to contribute to departmental focus areas (http://www.unlv.edu/anthro/about).

SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Debra Martin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.
  • Always appreciated when a search committee 1) thanks you for applying; and 2) gives a timeline for their decision making. It's professional and respectful and makes applicants even more eager to be considered in such a department!
  • Request for Additional Materials [posted 12/6]
  • Interviews scheduled (1/20)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology. Specifically, we expect the successful candidate to have an active research program on the intersection between human biology, energetics and evolution. Potential research areas include biomechanics, biocultural adaptation, nutrition, and evolutionary medicine. We are looking for a colleague with a doctoral degree in anthropology that complements the existing programs in the department and whose research interests foster a multidisciplinary dialogue with other groups across the University. This position also articulates with the university-wide Integration of Knowledge Initiative of Diversity, Health and Society, which seeks a “a more sophisticated portrait of human difference, exploring the profound questions raised by economic inequality, the historical legacies of discrimination, and the social dimensions of health.” Teaching responsibilities would include introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human evolutionary biology concentration, and advanced classes in the area of research specialization.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1016. Also include contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website.

  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Letters of recommendation requested (12/16)
  • Short list email (01/12) x2

University of Texas at Austin - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2017 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor specializing in nonhuman primate and/or human socioendocrinology, nutritional ecology, cognitive ecology, behavioral biology, or disease ecology.

Candidates with active field programs and complementary laboratory research are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research interests will complement existing strengths of the UT Austin biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary perspective, and will fit comfortably among other anthropologists in a strong, multidisciplinary department.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 20, 2017 and a reputation of high quality research and scholarly production as well as a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, two short statements describing your research and teaching interests and experience, and names and contact information for three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2016 and applications will be accepted until January 17, 2017. Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu
  • Letters of Rec requested 1/27/17
  • Campus interviews scheduled 3/1/17

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek a biological anthropologist with an established research program focused on evolutionary anthropology. Relevant specialities include paleoanthropology, primatology with an evolutionary focus, human physiology and adaptation, and related topics, including behavioural aspects of human evolution. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths across Anthropology at UTM and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or equivalent peer-reviewed venues, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus, including recently built or renovated research and teaching labs for Anthropology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, externally funded program of research, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/), and to actively participate in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program (www.anthropology.utoronto.ca/graduate/), where they may participate in both the Evolutionary Anthropology and Medical Anthropology sub-fields as appropriate. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601198. Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website under Jobs.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is October 18, 2016.
  • Rejection Email Received 12/20/16
  • Job offered

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Global Health and Human Biology - Deadline Jan. 09. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in Global Health and Human Biology. The successful candidate will be part of the Health Studies program. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Human Biology, Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology, or another relevant discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must be able and willing to teach large undergraduate introductory core courses, as well as smaller mid and upper-level courses in their area of expertise. In particular, the successful candidate should be prepared to teach a core course in the biological determinants of health and disease, as well as mid-level courses in infectious and communicable diseases, and chronic diseases. Possible areas of expertise for upper-level courses might include: globalization and its impact on diet, food security, and nutrition; climate change, the human-insect interface, and vector-borne disease; or ethnic conflict, stress, and immune response. Although these examples are diverse, they are intended to illustrate our desire to find an instructor who can convey to undergraduate students with passion and precision how urgent global issues impact human health through specific biological mechanisms. The ability to teach a broad-based, introductory lecture class in health research methods (qualitative and quantitative) is also desirable.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to becoming a leader in enhancing undergraduate education in Health Studies at UTSC. Health Studies, currently located in the Department of Anthropology, is a growing and interdisciplinary program whose faculty come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including public health, sociology, literature, anthropology, and environmental science. Candidates should be comfortable working in a highly interdisciplinary environment and should be able to convey to students the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human health issues.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching, which can be demonstrated through excellent course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practices, strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, and/or syllabi, as well as the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. 

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body. The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applications must include the following in a single PDF file: a cover letter, a CV, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi for teaching some of the above possible courses, and teaching evaluations). Application materials must be submitted online. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference (signed and on letterhead) e-mailed directly by the referees to Ann-Marie Smith at anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about the position, please contact Ann-Marie Smith at anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca.

For more information about the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/anthropology/

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Relevant note (not part of the official job ad): Health Studies, currently located in the Department of Anthropology, is a growing interdisciplinary program.

University of Utah (UT) - TT Asst. Professor - Human Evolutionary Geneticist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2017. We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication who use genetic and genomic data to study human history, demography and/or adaptation. Relevant specialties include modern or ancient DNA, population genetics and the genetic basis of human adaptation and/or disease. Applicants should have a background in molecular biology, bioinformatics and/or population genetics and a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding. Post-doctoral research in a modern and/or ancient DNA laboratory and an active field research program will be considered strengths in the search process. Applicants are required to have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.

The University of Utah’s Department of Anthropology has a strong evolutionary orientation. Candidates’ skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. We seek a scholar who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and potentially work with existing faculty in the Department’s Archaeological Center and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. In Summer 2018, the Department will relocate to a new building featuring a suite of new anthropology laboratories for modern and ancient DNA, isotope, osteological, archaeological, archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological research.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the field of human evolutionary genetics and anthropology, teach up to two courses in anthropology each semester, advise and mentor students, and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Jack Broughton (jack.broughton@anthro.utah.edu). Using the online application system (http://utah.people.admin.com/postings/56444), applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, representative publication, teaching statement, research statement, examples of research and contact details for three referees.
  • Letter writers contacted 11/11
  • campus interview invite ~12/13
  • Failed search, will readvertise for 2017-2018

University of Washington (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Anthropology - Human Evolutionary Biology of Living Populations - Deadline: Nov 18 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Submitted: 17 October 2016

Department: Anthropology

Institution: University of Washington

Job type: Tenure-track

Application URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/38473

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in biocultural anthropology, beginning September 16, 2017. A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in anthropology by appointment start date, demonstrated teaching ability, and evidence of a successful research program are required. We seek applicants with an active research program in the human evolutionary biology of living populations, who can contribute to our department’s new Human Evolutionary Biology undergraduate program. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: social behavior, nutrition, immune function, reproductive ecology, energetics, life history, resource security, health, race and ethnicity, migration, and health disparities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with laboratory-based biomarker research and/or field research with a commitment to interdisciplinary work, who could build ties across campus with other units (e.g. Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Department of Biology, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences). Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biocultural Anthropology program. Successful candidates will be committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds thrive in academic spaces and must demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

To apply, use http://apply.interfolio.com/38473 and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Darryl Holman, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by November 18, 2016.

  • Apply by: 18 November 2016.
  • I'm guessing "human evolutionary biology of living populations" means they are not interested in bioarchy or paleo folks? Would make sense given that most of the people there seem to study living people.
  • Phone interviewing 10 people (Dec 21)
  • Has anyone actually been notified about the phone interviews? (12/27/16)
  • yes, email around Dec 21 saying interviewing 10 by phone then choosing 3-4 for campus (x2)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (1/27/16)
  • As part of this search, they are apparently having all candidates meet for an hour with their department's diversity committee. You'll want to bone up on your diversity statement. Be ready to talk about black lives matter, DAPL, diversity aspects of your work, how you give back to communities you work with, how you investigate questions in dialogue with communities and talk to the communities you work with about how you can be useful and what questions they think you should investigate. How you are working to train the next generation of diverse anthropologists, how the diversity committee could support you and your efforts to diversify the discipline.

Offer accepted (4/26/17)

University of Western Ontario (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

We are seeking a Biological Anthropologist with a focus on Bioarchaeology, studying the intersection of culture, biology and environment in the past using archaeometric methods. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in human skeletal analysis. These skills will allow the successful candidate to contribute to a strong department research program on ancient human societies, particularly in the Americas.

The successful candidate will build on our department’s established strength in bioarchaeology, which we take in the broadest sense to include all biological components of the archaeological record. Our bioarchaeological approach cross-cuts traditional anthropological sub-disciplines and is built on synergies between archaeologists and biological anthropologists to produce dynamic externally-funded collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing collaborations with campus partners such as the Bone and Joint Institute, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Chemistry, the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Sustainable Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have Ph.D. and M.A. level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants. We also offer a wide range of courses, including rich experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate students in all subfields.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure track) appointment, candidates must have a completed PhD degree in Anthropology. The candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to publish in the highest quality journals and develop an externally-funded research program relevant to the Department’s core research areas. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to teach at the postsecondary level and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology and provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals, invited talks, and strong endorsements from referees. Evidence that a candidate conducts, and will continue to conduct, innovative, externally-funded research projects that complement the Department’s existing research activity must be provided. Applications should also include evidence of excellence in teaching, such as strong course evaluations, teaching awards, graduate student supervision, and development of new academic programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and provide evidence of the development and management of research collaborations.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf , (2) a C.V., (3) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and (4) Names, addresses, and email addresses for three referees.

Applications should be emailed to:

Professor Kim Clark, Chair

Department of Anthropology

Western University

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

Email: Anthro-Chair@uwo.ca

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2016.
  • LOR requested - 10/26

University of West Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Bioarchaeology and/or Forensics - Deadline: 13 Feb 2017  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We seek a broadly-trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology. Ability to teach a local forensic or bioarchaeology field school is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity.

A Ph.D from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Virtebra 3D lab, as well as external organizations such as local medical examiners’ offices.

ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to August 2017.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu

Applicants must attach the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Letter of Application/Interest, List of References, Statement of Research, Writing Sample

There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process.

Applicants with questions can contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kristina Killgrove (killgrove@uwf.edu / 850-474-3287).

  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2016-2017
  • Request for LORs and Skype interview. Anticipated timeline is for campus interviews to take place at the end of March. (2/20/17)
  • Campus interviews scheduled. (3/5)
  • Search is ongoing (4/12)
  • additional skype interviews happening week of 4-21

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology - Anthropological Genetics/Genomics - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in Anthropological Genetics/Genomics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2017.

We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves using genetic/genomic data and associated analytical techniques to address anthropological research questions pertaining to humans and/or nonhuman primates. Candidates must explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, paleoanthropology and/or other disciplines in biological anthropology. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service.

Applicants seeking an appointment as Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, as well as success in attracting external research funds. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as PDFs via e-mail with “Genetics/Genomics Search” in the subject line to: Jen Masterson <jmasterson@wustl.edu>.

  • Applications received before November 1 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.
  • References contacted 11/16
  • Invitation for on-campus interview 12/23
  • offer made

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology - Primatology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in Biological Anthropology with a research specialization in Primatology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will have expertise in studying the behavior and ecology of extant primates with an active research program involving field studies. The candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applicants seeking an appointment as Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, as well as success in attracting external research funds. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and email addresses of three references. All materials should be sent as PDF files via e-mail with “Primatology Search” in the subject line to: Jen Masterson <jmasterson@wustl.edu>.

  • Applications received before November 1 will receive full consideration.
  • Letters Requested (11/16)
  • Invitation for campus interview (12/23)
  • Offer made

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Appalachian State University (NC)- Non-TT Full Time Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (begins August, 2017)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine month, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Biological Anthropology to begin August 2017 (up to a 3 year contract, contingent upon qualifications and need). Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research has a strong evolutionary or bio-cultural focus. The successful applicant will teach a full course load that includes one section of an introductory-level, general education biological anthropology course with a focus on topics in human evolution, titled “Our Primate Heritage” (one lecture and two to three labs per week) and one section of the general education course titled “Gender, Race, and Class.” PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required.

Applicants must provide (1) a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) a prospective syllabus for Gender, Race and Class; and (4) recent teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to bioanth2017@appstate.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin January 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Susan Lappan, Search Committee Chair, at lappansm@appstate.edu

Appalachian State University in Boone (NC) - Non-TT Part Time Adjunct Professor of Biological Anthropology (begin Jan. 2017) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Appalachian State University in Boone (NC)- Non-TT Part Time Adjunct Professor of Biological Anthropology- Priority Deadline November 1 but position is Open Until Filled The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track adjunct position for the Spring 2017 semester (Biological Anthropology). For this non-renewable, replacement position, a PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will teach one section of Living Primates, one section of Human Reproduction from an Evolutionary Perspective, and the possibility of one section of Biological Anthropology or another course of their choosing. Start date is January 2017. Applicants must provide in one single PDF file: (1) letter of application outlining teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; and (3) teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu with the position indicated in the subject line for which they are applying. Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 18,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. The anthropology department has 11 tenure-track faculty and approximately 150 majors. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu. Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report

  • Priority deadline: Nov. 1 but position is Open Until Filled
  • This position was filled 12/2016

Boise State University (ID) – Biological Anthropology Lecturer – Review begins March 31stEdit

Boise State University’s Department of Anthropology seeks a biological anthropologist at the level of full-time Lecturer for the academic year 2017-2018. Thematic and geographic area of expertise is open. Previous teaching experience is required. Experience in lab groups incorporating undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty is preferred. Renewal of the position for 2018-2019 is dependent on meeting performance expectations and reapproval of funds. Applicants must be ABD or have a PhD in Anthropology. Experience teaching Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Osteology, Human Variation, and Human Evolution and Paleoanthropology is preferred.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing how your expertise and interests align with those of the department, your teaching experience and professional development related to teaching, as well as how the lectureship contributes to your career development. The department is united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Candidates should also submit a CV, copies of relevant publications, and a list of a minimum of three professional references with contact information.

Boise State University (ID) – Bio-social Lecturer – Anthropology – Deadline March 31stEdit

Boise State University’s Department of Anthropology seeks a bio-social anthropologist at the level of full-time Lecturer for the academic year 2017-2018. Thematic and geographic area of expertise is open. Previous teaching experience is required and experience and/or interest in online teaching is a benefit. Experience in lab groups incorporating undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty is preferred. Renewal of the position for 2018-2019 is dependent on meeting performance expectations and reapproval of funds. Applicants must be ABD or have a PhD in Anthropology.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing how your expertise and interests align with those of the department, your teaching experience and professional development related to teaching, as well as how the lectureship contributes to your career development. The department is united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Candidates should also submit a CV, copies of relevant publications, and a list of a minimum of three professional references with contact information.

  • Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. The position entails 80% of workload devoted to teaching. The start date is August 2017.

Salary and benefits: The 2017-18 salary range is $38,300–$45,500. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, reduced tuition benefits, sick leave, paid holidays, as well as other benefits. For more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

To submit an application, go to: https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=170096.

Boston University (MA) - Post-doctoral Associate in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: April 17, 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, Postdoctoral Associate position in Biological Anthropology, commencing June 1, 2017, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years. The position is funded by the National Science Foundation in a grant to Primary Investigator, Professor Cheryl Knott, on Orangutan Juvenile Development. The position entails both laboratory and field components and thus candidates should have demonstrated expertise and experience in both areas. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for nutritional analysis of orangutan foods and fecal samples in the laboratory at Boston University as well as in the field. The position involves spending approximately half the time carrying out and supervising data collection at the field site in Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia, on the island of Borneo, and residency in Boston during the remaining time. The candidate will work with a team of local field assistants, a field manager, students and volunteers. Opportunities also exist for carrying out endocrinological analysis and learning other techniques. All travel costs, as well as support for conference travel, are covered.Previous laboratory experience, primate field research experience and a Ph.D. in anthropology or nutrition at the time of appointment are required.

Please send the following documents to Professor Cheryl Knott (knott@bu,edu): 1) a one page cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) names and contact information for three references 4) a 1-2 page statement of research experience relevant to this position. Interviews will be conducted at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meeting in New Orleans, April 19-22. Applications from women and underserved minorities are encouraged.  

  • Deadline: April 17, 2017


Central Washington University (WA) - Full-Time Lecturer, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: screening begins immediately, job opened on 4/26/17Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University (CWU) invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time lecturer in Biological Anthropology for the 2017-2018 academic year. We seek a colleague with research and teaching experience in anthropological approaches to human biology and expertise in molecular anthropology.

We are particularly interested in candidates who (1) have demonstrated excellence in teaching; (2) are theoretically engaged; and (3) will help further collaborations in one or more of the programs associated with the department (American Indian Studies, Primate Behavior & Ecology, Forensics, Museum Studies, Cultural and Environmental Resource Management).

The successful candidate is expected to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Introduction to Biological Anthropology and accompanying laboratory, molecular anthropology, and human variation and adaptation. CWU is on the quarter system with 2017-2018 faculty appointments from September 16 through June 15.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ABD in biological anthropologist with research and teaching experience in anthropological approaches to human biology and expertise in molecular anthropology.
  • Ability to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Introduction to Biological Anthropology and accompanying laboratory, molecular anthropology, and human variation and adaptation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology by September 15, 2017.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  • Theoretically engaged;
  • Ability to help further collaborations in one or more of the programs associated with the department (American Indian Studies, Primate Behavior & Ecology, Forensics, Museum Studies, Cultural and Environmental Resource Management).




Eckerd College (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: April 5, 2017 for full consideration - Open until Filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, one-year position to start September 2017, with possibility of renewal. Ph.D. in Anthropology preferred.  Seven courses, including Introduction to Anthropology, Biological Anthropology (+ lab), and Forensic Anthropology, plus an elective in biological anthropology. Preference given to candidates with experience in a liberal arts setting.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit letter of application outlining teaching philosophy and interests, vita, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references via http://www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment . Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Scott Burnett, burnetse@eckerd.edu.

  • For fullest consideration, please apply by April 5, 2017.
    • Letters requested (3/20)
    • Wait, how could they request letters before April 5?? Does this mean applications submitted after 3/20 are not considered??
      • It's open until filled (so essentially rolling acceptance) but they recommend you apply by April 5 to make sure they haven't fille the position yet
    • Letters requested (3/23)
    • Interviews taking place at AAPA meeting this week (4/21)

Idaho State University (ID) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017-SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University is seeking applications for a visiting assistant professor in biological anthropology. The position will start August 2017. Candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment: ABDs may be considered. We seek an active biological anthropologist with evidence of superior teaching ability and an active research program. Research specialty is open, but we prefer candidates with research topics of broad anthropological significance including human adaptation, demography, disease and health, forensics, and nutrition. We also prefer candidates who demonstrate inventive undergraduate teaching.

The candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per semester), including three introductory classes in biological anthropology, two upper level courses, and one graduate class. Experience in online instruction and a willingness to develop online courses in physical anthropology is also a requirement. Priority will be given to candidates who complement current faculty expertise and advance the Department’s strategic mission (see departmental website at http://www.isu.edu/anthro/people.shtml).

About the University: Idaho State University is situated in the picturesque Portneuf Valley of Southeastern Idaho. The University is home to over 12,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 66 departments over 6 major colleges.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, including a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research, and a curriculum vitae. Please apply through the Idaho State University - Human Resources website, http://www.isu.edu/hr. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings, Nov. 16th-20th in Minneapolis. Full review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan State University (MI) - Non-TT Assistant Professor - Deadline Jan 15, 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017 and may be renewed annually based on the teaching needs of the department. The Department of Anthropology seeks a teaching professor focused on excellence in the anthropology classroom. This individual will play a key role in the advancement of undergraduate teaching in the department. The successful candidate should possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach large and small undergraduate courses, mixed (hybrid) courses, and fully online formats in all the department's sub-disciplines. The candidate must have evidence of strong teaching skills and be able to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence. The successful candidate will normally teach 4 classes (usually 2-3 preps) per semester. We seek a candidate with an engaged, innovative and thoughtful approach to teaching a large and diverse student body and who is committed to student success. MSU provides opportunities and resources to support faculty advancement in instructional development.

A Ph.D. in anthropology is required. Please send application letter, CV, teaching portfolio (minimally a statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, syllabi and teaching evaluations) and names and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at http://jobs.msu.edu.

  • The closing date for application is January 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Todd Fenton at fentont@msu.edu. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
  • Received a rejection email indicating the position had been filled.

===University of Central Florida - Instructor or Lecturer (renewable), Anthropology - Deadline Nov 3, 2016=== POSITION FILLED The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Anthropology invites applications for a renewable visiting instructor or lecturer position anticipated to begin in Spring 2017. The candidate’s geographical and topical area of specialization is open. This is a teaching-intensive position. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach large undergraduate introductory courses (300+ students) in all four sub-disciplines and must be able to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence. Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. Teaching assignments are based on the needs of the department. Full-time lecturers and instructors normally teach 4 classes per semester (Spring/Fall) based on the departments current workload policy and may have the opportunity to earn additional salary teaching summer classes, if funding is available. The successful candidate must teach courses in face-to-face, mixed (hybrid) mode, and fully online formats. We seek a candidate with an engaged, innovative and thoughtful approach to teaching a large and diverse student body who is committed to student success.

Located in Orlando, UCF continues to build internationally recognized academic and research programs and is the nation’s second largest university, with a diverse student body of over 63,000 students. UCF is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

A master’s degree for instructors or a Ph.D. for lecturers in Anthropology from an accredited institution by time of application. (Sub-disciplinary specialization is open for both ranks). Applicants must be trained in a four-field approach to anthropology.

Qualified applicants must apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload at the time of application a cover letter outlining their qualifications and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than one single-spaced page), 2-3 sample syllabi, and 1-2 sample assignments that showcase pedagogical innovation and excellence.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Chair, Visiting Instructor/Lecturer Search Committee, at: 407-823-2227 or beatriz.reyes-foster@ucf.edu.

University of Montana, Missoula - Visiting Assistant Professor Forensic Anthropology and BioarchaeologyEdit

<Job Description: University of Montana invites eligible candidates to apply for a non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology to begin August 2017.  Successful applicants will display a concentration on Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology.  The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, ranging from introductory through upper-division courses and graduate seminars.  Course content includes introductory physical anthropology (lecture and lab), osteology, bioarchaeology, and forensic archaeology.  Duties also involve advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (including potential service on graduate committees), and forensic casework for the State Crime Lab.

About the Department: The Department of Anthropology is a four-field unit of 16 tenured faculty members located in the College of Humanities and Sciences.  Approximately 140 students choose anthropology as a primary major and over 60 graduate students are currently working on advanced degrees in Anthropology. The department also administers certificates in forensic science and historic preservation.  Present interests in the department include indigenous communities and the archaeology of Western North America, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology, language preservation and revitalization, medical anthropology, and cultural heritage studies.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD (before August 2017) with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience
  • Experience with forensic anthropological casework
  • Ability to coordinate with the State Crime Lab to facilitate potential forensic cases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A research agenda in bioarchaeology and/or skeletal biology as evidenced by funding, publications, presentations, and experience
  • Projects that potentially allow for student involvement are ideal
  • Use of advanced computational methods and statistics in research
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology Certification, or working toward such
  • A geographic focus that enhances the Department, preferably in an area or areas within western North America
  • Strong teaching abilities, demonstrated through experience, favorable evaluations, and philosophy, preferably including experience with lab and online classes
  • Application Information: Priority application date is April 1st, 2017.  Applications received by April 1st will be guaranteed consideration; however, position will remain open until filled. Apply online at: http://bit.ly/1727anthro

University of Washington Seattle (WA) - Molecular Anthropological Genetics Postdoctoral Research AssociateEdit

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral research associate (Job Class 0148), with likely renewal for a second year. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dan Eisenberg, Assistant Professor of anthropology. Ideal applicants will have broad interests in the evolutionary anthropology of living humans. The postdoctoral fellow is likely to work on an NSF-funded project to investigate telomere biology using data and samples from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (in collaboration with Christopher Kuzawa at Northwestern University). The position is 100% FTE for 12 months and offers a competitive salary of at least $47,476 plus benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and priority is given to those received by February 28, 2017. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, but this is negotiable for possible earlier or later start.

Responsibilities:The candidate will work in collaboration with Professor Eisenberg, on research projects related to the evolutionary biology of aging, life history theory and/or intergenerational plasticity. The candidate will lead and manage day-to-day operations of the Anthropological Genetics  Lab, including mentoring of undergraduate research students. Collaborative research, discussion, and presentation of research results are expected.

Minimum/Basic Qualification required: By the start date, all elements of the Ph.D., including the dissertation, must be completed and the degree conferred in biological anthropology, or similar field, with an emphasis on molecular genetics preferred.

Additional Required Qualifications: Ph.D. must be conferred less than six years prior to starting date. Research interests that are appropriate to the Anthropological Genetics Lab. Experience with molecular genetics laboratory techniques including DNA extraction, PCR and ideally qPCR. Strong organizational skills both inside and outside of the lab are essential. Demonstrated ability to publish in English-language peer-reviewed journals.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with a diverse body of students and to promoting diversity, equity, and excellence in the academic community through research and teaching. It is expected that all University of Washington faculty engage in research and service.

  • Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter (including contact information for three references), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-2 page research experience and future goals statement, (3) PDF copies of two publications or research papers in prep. All should be assembled in a single PDF file and emailed to dtae@uw.edu with the subject line: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETICS POSTDOCTORAL POSITION”. Review of applications will begin immediately.

University of Washington - Post-Doctoral Openings - Deadline: Early Decision January 31, 2017; Cut-off date: March 1, 2017Edit

The NIH T32 Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant expects to have four post-doctoral openings in Spring 2017.

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Enthusiastic, independent postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity choose from among our 36 faculty of researchers using a broad range of approaches and diverse model systems to study the basic biology of aging. See our Curriculum page for more information

The UW is a recognized leader in aging research with an extremely rich environment for aging-related science. The School of Medicine is home to one of only five NIH funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, as well as NIH Centers of Excellence for research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease and the newly launched Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute (HALo). In the past five years, approximately 70 UW Faculty have been awarded individual investigator grants from the National Institute on Aging, totaling more than $120 million dollars awarded. These resources have created a strong foundation and have allowed us to make dramatic progress in understanding the basic mechanisms of aging.

Seattle is a world-class city located in the Pacific Northwest with exceptional livability, cultural and recreational opportunities. For more info on Seattle...

Openings and Deadlines:

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Applicants must contact the faculty members(s) with whom they are interested in working and secure an invitation to join the lab (which maybe contingent on acceptance into the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant) prior to submitting an application to the Training Grant. A letter of recommendation from your proposed research advisor and a description of the proposed work is required as part of the program application.

In scoring applications we take into consideration the qualifications of the applicant and the mentoring environment, as well as how the research specifically relates to the biology of aging. Funding is at standard NIH stipend levels.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

  • While applications are considered on a rolling basis, the early decision deadline is January 31st. The application cut off date for this Spring is March 1, 2017. The expected start date would be May 1, 2017 and we generally encourage applicants to make their submissions as soon as possible.

Links to a few more post-docs to consider--I don't feel like doing the work to add more than the links, but someone shouldEdit

http://www.ashg.org/pages/education_fellowship.shtml

http://www.ashg.org/pages/policy_fellowship.shtml

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

Discussion / Rumors / SpeculationEdit

  • Noticed a few ABDs looking for jobs. How common is that? I'm just lurking this year.
  • Why are there half the people on here as previous years? (past few years were 55ish...)
  • A lot of users don't bother to fill in demographics... there are most certainly more using this site than are listed above (and that will go up when more deadlines pass and interviewing really kicks in...)
  • Why is the AAA's position that letters of recommendation should not be requested until a candidate has made it through the first selection round still being ignored? It was very annoying as a graduate student to have to pester my letter writers so often, and now as someone with a tenure-track position, I would prefer not to make my search for a new job so public before I am even being considered for the position.
  • Because the universities know they can ask for them, and people with do it? If the AAA wanted to help, they could refuse to post any jobs that require LoR up front.  And yet they have posted plenty that violate their position. *sigh* I'm in the same boat, so I empathize.
  • It costs money to advertise on their site, Thus, they have a financial incentive to post the ads regardless of their recommendations.
  • Sometimes it's HR rules, not the department. If the requests aren't automatically sent, I usually email the department to ask if I can submit the refs after they've reviewed my materials. Usually they are amenable.
  • On the surface that might be true, but in the background they wonder why you think the rules dont apply to you. I recommend you follow the instructions laid out in the ad and do not try to deviate from them.
  • If your letter writers want you to be successful, then they will understand. Most just make slight modifications to letters they have already written and submit them. Dont sabotage your career by being afraid to ask for letters of recommendation. I agree they shouldnt be needed until you are being considered, but unfortunately sometimes they are required up front. Most people who write letters take pride in being able to help place the individuals they write letters for into a TT position. 
  • I keep telling myself it's early yet, but the picking seem slim so far this year...any rumors on positions that might become availble?
  • - I feel the same. I've heard rumors about primatology-focused positions at Miami of Ohio and Wash U
  • Its slim every year. The job market has been awful in Anthropology for a long time. It is time for the PhD factories to reduce incoming cohorts to single digits.
  • Did anyone apply to the California Academy of Sciences job? Hear anything?
  • Shortlisted candidates contacted 12/30 (x2)
  • Although being short listed is not a guarantee of being interviewed, according to the email. I read 'short list' as a traditional long-list. Good luck to all!
  • no word yet?
  • Has anyone heard anything about interviews now that it is early Feb?
  • Received email on 2/17 saying that they have now selected finalists to be invited for interviews. These interviews will only take place in May apparently (x2). 
  • Does anyone know if this search ended up selecting junior people or more senior finalists?
  • Did anyone hear if these interviews were ever scheduled?
  • They are scheduled for early May
  • Anyone have updates on the College of Charleston position?  Not sure why it isn't listed on this site.
  • Skype interviews scheduled 12/9 (to take place next week)
  • FYI--you could edit the wiki and post it.
  • Any word on the Texas State University job?
  • Anyone heard anything about the AMNH's RGGS postdocs (or, any idea if they've contacted people yet)?
  • Anyone know the status of the University of Tennessee Research Associate position?
    • heard that 2 post doc positions were offered (4/1)
  • Anyone know about the visiting position at Dickinson College? It isn't posted here.
  • There are a bunch of visiting positions in anthropology at University of Santa Clara. Has anyone heard anything?

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